No sooner than I had written the blog post about Kings Cross I heard about some proposed changes.
Peabody is seeking to improve the area nearest to Abbey Wood station in preparation for Crossrail. The residents of Coralline Walk (including Evenlode House) have received letters about a consultation. The letter further states that they want to demolish Coralline Walk. A representative will be contacting the affected households to explain the proposal.
So it seems another part of the original Thamesmead is to go. What is to replace it? I don’t know at the moment. Will it include The Barge Pole? I know Coralline Walk has had its problems of late but is demolition the answer? Sometimes it rips the heart out of a community. The thing I find ironic is that 2018 is the year Crossrail is set to open it is also Thamesmead’s 50th birthday.