14 April 2009
What are your favourite things about the borough?
It's safe, quiet and not too noisy. There aren't too many people, it's relaxed and easy to get here and to travel from Bermondsey station. I've only been here three months, so I don't know too many people yet, but I feel safe in this environment.
What is your favourite place in the borough?
Southwark Park, I love it. On Sundays I usually go for a walk, see the birds and the nature and greenery. I haven't had the chance to see much of the borough yet, but look forward to exploring new places in London, it's exciting.
What would you change about the borough?
I would like to see more green: more trees and newly painted buildings, to make them look more colourful and lively.
What did you think about the past week's G20 protests and how the media has portrayed them?
I was there and from what I witnessed all the protests were peaceful and not violent in any way, most of the time. We were campaigning for good causes like the environment. It was a great atmosphere, not like they showed on the news and although I don't feel we've achieved anything big, we made our voice heard.
The economic crisis is worse than Chancellor Darling predicted. But how is it affecting you?
It's very difficult to find jobs. The only few jobs that are available these days pay less than the minimum legal wage.
So I stay at home more, especially on weekends, and I try to use my money wisely.
Interview by Elizabeth Marchetti
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