Having attended the Council's recent meeting about the Thames Super Sewer, I was not surprised by the knowledge of the representatives from various organisations concerned, interest shown by residents and level of well-informed debate.
What I was surprised by, though, was reading the account of the meeting in a council publication and also the account in our local papers.
At f irst, I thought they were reporting on different meetings!
According to our newspapers, the meeting showed that the Conservatives have been scare-mongering by suggesting Ravenscourt Park and Furnival Gardens were shortlisted for possible tunnel excavation lasting eight years.
It was clear from the meeting these suggestions were completely untrue and unfounded.
Thames Water (though unable to completely rule anything out) said that these two sites don't fit basic needs and therefore would never have been on their list. Furnival Gardens would have smaller works lasting two years to link its outflow to the tunnel.
The Council makes it appear the Conservatives have single-handedly saved both parks from destruction.
It appears to me that the Conservatives have wasted a huge amount of money on publicity trying to frighten residents and make themselves look good.
This is a very serious and important issue, which needs a clear, informed debate. We do not need our council muddying the waters.
David Lee H&F Liberal Democrats 64 Fulham Palace Road Fulham