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.”