|Goldhawk Rd: set to change|
The Mayor, however, has lost his control of the Assembly and will now have to negotiate with Assembly Members from Labour, Green and LibDem in order to have his budget passed every year. And his margin of victory is so narrow that there have to be question marks about just what kind of mandate he has from Londoners to carry on as he was.
So the Mayor may have to rein in some of his tendencies to ride roughshod over people - and for us in the Bush that might mean he is just a little less likely to back our Council in their apparent determination to press ahead with schemes in the non-Fulham parts of the borough that are patently opposed by the majority of local people.
- King Street in Hammersmith will be immediately resurrected now by our Council as we now know after their own secret papers were leaked.
- West Kensington & Gibbs Green Estate will be marked for destruction.
- Shepherd's Bush Market and the Goldhawk Road shops will be served up for demolition. Subject to a Court challenge next week, anyway.
Much to think about in the days, weeks and months ahead.
But it's also worth flagging up that we'll be back in the midst of elections in Hammersmith & Fulham itself in a couple of years - and the residents of the luxury flat developments the current Council are intent on building in the North of the borough won't have moved in by then. Nor will many of the unemployed have been moved out.Our Council may look at that and decide to be not quite so beligerent in future.
In the meantime, I'm afraid, stand by for the demolition orders.