Why aren't the covered reservoirs on Mount View Rd off Crouch Hill open to the public?
The covered reservoirs are a large green open space,but noone is allowed to use this space as it is locked off and fenced in.
Should the water company open this space up to the public and stick a few park benches there, so you can smoke a spliff and admire the view, rather than having to climb over the fence at nighttime.
Is it a case of NIMBY,the people in the big posh houses overlooking the reservoirs don't want the local spliff smokers to sit out their in front of their posh houses being rowdy and chucking beer cans about?
So they are happy for this place to be shut off to the public? Despite "really caring about the environment darling".
Is this reservoir something that Mayor Boris Johnson could do something about via the capital growth initiative.
I believe water companies in other areas have opened up land.
On 5th November standing on the grass on the top of the covered reservoirs is a good place to see the fireworks and the great view across to central London.Seems a shame this space is wasted.
Surely the council could pay the water company some money to open up this land and to maintain it for kids to play there etc.
As I don't live in this are of SG I'm not sure about these issues.
See page 15 the Ecological column of 13th Feb Saturday weekend section of The Telegraph.Neil McCormick's article about covered reservoirs how this land can be best made use of.
Stationers Park is getting a cash injection soon so why not this?