One (or several) commentators have asked whether I know why various shops/flats on Kennington Road are covered in scaffolding. I've made a few enquiries amongst local people in the know, and the answer seems to be that the shops/flats on Kennington Road are having external decoration renewed (paintwork and parapets). Nothing more exciting than that.
Also, I've noticed that Kennington Tandoori are gutting the restaurant for a refurbishment. I haven't had a chance to look at the notice to see how long that will take, but the rumour-mill suggets that they have exciting plans to develop "outside eating" (hopefully not in November!!). And excitingly, a week ago, I saw workmen in the now-defunct Franklins. It would be great to hear what the plans are for that location (and whether it's true that the KT emporium will expand there), if anybody has more info.
FoDL : Beneath the water and the mud Monday 21 September, 6.45pm for 7.15pm start Durning Library, Kennington Lane, SE11 4HF - Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival
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