Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

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Harriet Harman calls on Thames Water to allow public into Nunhead Reservoir open space

Nunhead Reservoir is owned by Thames Water and is not open to the public however there has been growing local interest in whether this site could become a public site. Open space is at a premium in our crowded city and would be much appreciated by local residents.  Thames Water are a private company but should be a good corporate citizen in our local area while protecting public health and safety.

In her letter to Thames Water, Harriet Harman MP said:

“There is a growing local interest in Nunhead Reservoir being opened to the public for recreational and leisure use.

I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions:

-       Why isn’t Nunhead Reservoir open to the public? 

-       Can a way be found to enable public access without compromising public health and safety?

-       Are Thames Water considering allowing any public access to Nunhead Reservoir?

I would be happy to meet on site with you or a representative of Thames Water as well as representatives from Southwark Council to discuss this further. But in the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you with an update to my questions.”

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