After last week’s drama, normal service is returned. I got a leaflet regarding the Cross River Tram this week; I’m not sure if any other readers have received one, as you have to live within 1,000m of the proposed route. As you can see from this route map [76kb PDF], the route is likely to straddle us here in Camberwell, connecting with both Peckham Bus Station and Oval Station, cutting just across Burgess Park. There will be information on display towards the middle of this month and into next — see the page on Southwark.gov.uk for more details.
I think the tram is a good idea, but I can’t help wish that it came closer to Camberwell; what the effect on traffic around here will be like, I’ve no idea — although I imagine that it won’t do anything to alleviate the crowding on the buses (well, maybe the 12).
South Camberwell Councillor, Peter John, has news of the closure of Camberwell Grove; seems that it will reopen in March or April next year, although not to heavy traffic. Will be popular with some, less so with others; it doesn’t really impact on me one way or another, although it will be nice for the Lollipop Lady to have more work to do.
I met a man in The Phoenix on Monday who explained the boiler system of King’s College Hospital to me; I confess that I’ve forgotten most of it, but I remember that it’s steam powered.
I wonder how long it will take before the comments on this post get onto the subject of food?