The Greenwich Foundation is proposing to place a safety mesh across a stretch of Victorian iron railings on the Thames Path.
The Foundation, a charity established to maintain the Old Royal Naval College, has identified a section of the Grade II listed railings in the “knuckle” of the river wall opposite the statue of Lord Nelson as a potential hazard to children.
A planning application for “improvements” would see panels of stainless steel mesh placed across the decorative railings on the river side “to prevent children falling through”.
When asked if the application was in response to any specific incident, a spokesperson for the Foundation told Greenwich.co.uk that the proposal was a “precautionary measure”.
Photo from the planning application showing the railings with a temporary mesh in place.
Thanks to Jim for the use of the photo at the beginning of the article.