Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Stuck in Thamesmead?

We've often covered Thamesmead and now it looks like a few other heads are starting to look at it, one of them being the BBC's Panorama show, which last night looked into the housing developments in the area which have lead to some residents finding themselves in negative equity as well as concentrating on the anti social behavior problems which residents have found.

The show can be seen on the BBC's iplayer for another week, with the Thamesmead section being about 15 minutes into the show.

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Anonymous The Council Baiter said...

Seems to us that Greenwich have completely messed up their regeneration programme...and yet they are already moving on to more.

Regeneration and introduction of contemporary ghettos more like!

10:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed Panorama which is a bit of a shame.
Two things worth noting for Thamesmead watchers:-
A year or two back Chatham House published its report on Nigeria-related finacial crime:
http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/research/africa/papers/view/-/id/410/
in which Thamesmead gets a (dis)honourable mention.
A significant proportion of the houses the police have raided in connection with Nigeria-related
frauds are new luxury flats in regenerated areas of London such as Silvertown and Royal Docks
Other fraud epicentres include Thamesmead, Greenwich and Peckham.

and
The Environment Agency are currently consulting on their Thames Estuary 2100 flood risk management plans. If you go to one of their presentations they will not actually say that Thamesmead will have to be sacrificed in order to defend central London, but if you pay attention that is the inescapable conclusion. Central London is worth about 8 billion quid and Thamesmead not a lot.
Get out while you still can.

1:47 am  

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