The coot, sitting in a nest composed primarily of a Tesco shopping bag and other bits of rubbish, is a really sad sight when it is so easy to provide good quality nesting material. And you can clearly see that most of the pontoon is submerged and that the whole thing is slowly sinking (you can click on the photo to see the larger version). It really is miserable.
As Jerry says, with all the income generated from the massive development projects on Rotherhithe, one would have thought that Southwark Council could afford to refurbish a few nesting pontoons. Ridiculous really, as well as thoroughly depressing. It does need to be addressed.