WELL done to the Telegraph last week for dispensing of the familiar ‘BRIGHTON BEACH YESTERDAY’ pictures to illustrate Britain’s soaraway heatwave temperatures – and switching to a view of the Oasis leisure centre’s rooftop lido in Holborn (see below) instead.
But did the bird’s eye view reveal a little bit of disaster for Camden Council?
The estate next door, Camden’s first green roof doesn’t seem to be holding up so well in the sweltering conditions. Some of the green seems to have disappeared altogether. More a brown roof in parts. It’s only a few years since the council sent us the picture above – the roof looking lush and green – and persuaded us to re-write their press release celebrating how the grassy top would keep homes at Dudley Court warm in the winter and cool in the summer.