I went along to the SE5Forum public meeting tonight. I’ll write more about it tomorrow, but I just want to say hello to all the readers I met there; MishMash, Merrick, Karen, dickdotcom, regeneguru… um, don’t think I’ve forgotten anyone. Sorry if I didn’t get a chance to thank you individually for all your support on here; and no, I really don’t know who Lord Henry is.
Update: Last night’s public meeting was a marked improvement on the first, as the SE5Forum have found their feet after a few months of getting together. The biggest improvement was that there was a lot more involvement with the people; exercises to have your say on what issues should be focused on, and point out where most attention was needed (on a giant map; giant maps are cool).
It also served an important function in letting people get a few things off their chest. Some of the ideas given weren’t suitable for the SE5Forum to get involved in, IMHO — the male lifeguards at an all-women swimming class, for example — but it made people feel better to be able to say it to other people.
Hopefully there will be detailed minutes and supporting documents going up on SE5Forum.org soon, so you can read more about it yourselves. But I think it was very useful, and I was happy to have gone.
Oh, and the food was delicious. There were dishes from Tadim, New Dewaniam, a new Ethiopean restaurant on Camberwell Road (I have a card at home, I’ll update later), and somewhere else that I’ve forgotten. Well done to the organisers.