Councillor Jason Williams attended the ‘North Battersea Alliance Against the Bridge’ Public meeting on Tuesday 26th July 2016.
North Battersea Alliance Against the Bridge and Pimlico Alliance arranged a public meeting to stop £100 million being spent on the proposed new Thames crossing near Vauxhall Bridge. Unlike further east in London there is no demand from local people for a new Thames river crossing when 350 yards up there is the existing Vauxhall Bridge. Vauxhall Bridge already has two pedestrian footpaths and a two-way two lane full width cycle-way.
Taxpayer’s monies should be spent on more essential things for both communities. Wandsworth Council has already spent over £100,000 on this project at a time when they are cutting services and jobs and terms and conditions of employment. We call on The Mayor of London to oppose any further public spending on this vanity project being promoted by Wandsworth Council and to pledge that monies saved will be put to better use.