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Consultation meetings on the Local Development Framework

Consultation meetings on the Local Development Framework

Tower Hamlets Council will hold a Public Engagement meeting in Wapping’s Turks Head Cafe at 6pm on Thursday 9th June. There are meetings at Cheviot House in Shadwell on 24th May and at 640 Commercial Road in Limehouse on 16th June [...]

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2012 Wapping High School application

2012 Wapping High School application

At the end of May the Wapping and Shadwell Secondary Education Trust (WSSET) will formally apply to open a new secondary school in 2012 and two viable sites have been identified for the new Wapping High School [...]

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Latest Wapping secondary school news

Latest Wapping secondary school news

The proposal for a Wapping High School will be resubmitted in May after changes to the application process. We now have an interim update from the Wapping and Shadwell Education Trust and the proposal has been discussed with MP Jim Fitzpatrick and Tower Hamlets Mayor, Lutfur Rahman […]

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KEMP support grows after some Wapping bulb planting

KEMP support grows after some Wapping bulb planting

The campaign by resident action group KEMP (“Keep King Edward Memorial Park Green”) has growing support after a family fun day in the park this week. Bulb planting, face painting and entertainment from Soyyten Sen Dance Group were enjoyed by local children, Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman and local councillor Alibor Choudhury [...]

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Charity Commission recommendations to Turks Head Company disclosed

Charity Commission recommendations to Turks Head Company disclosed

The Charity Commission was asked to reconsider their decision not to publish findings of their November 2010 investigation into the Turks Head. We’re now able to share these as well as an update from the Turks Head trustees on their implementation and 2011 plans [...]

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Size and location of the new Wapping High School

Size and location of the new Wapping High School

How big will the school be and is it a better use of Tobacco Dock than the proposed hotel? An application for Wapping High School has been submitted to the Department of Education and the aim remains to open a co-educational secondary school in September 2012 [...]

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Support grows to save Wapping’s King Edward Memorial Park

Support grows to save Wapping’s King Edward Memorial Park

Resident action group KEMP have stepped up their campaign further since meeting Thames Water at Glamis Hall in January. Unanimous support was given to a motion put forward by Cllr Rabina Khan and Cllr Alibor Choudhury proposing full protection of the park at the LBTH councillors meeting on Wednesday 2 February [...]

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21 Wapping Lane: January 2011

21 Wapping Lane: January 2011

The 450 flat, 4 block development at 21 Wapping Lane is on schedule for completion in spring 2012. The results of our What’s in Wapping poll asking readers if they are in favour. Is it a positive development for Wapping or completely inappropriate for the area?

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Wapping meet Thames Water at Glamis Hall

Wapping meet Thames Water at Glamis Hall

Update from Wapping’s resident action group KEMP following Thames Water’s public meeting at Glamis Hall on 5th January. Support to save King Edward Memorial Park is growing quickly but time is short. KEMP urge everyone to have their say before it’s too late [...]

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Updates on the Wapping super sewer

Updates on the Wapping super sewer

An update on the Thames Water Super Sewer proposal and what’s been happening since our 6 December post. What does it really mean for Wapping, Shadwell, Limehouse and King Edward VII Memorial Park? What actually happened at the Thames Tunnel public exhibition? [...]

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Turks Head Charity Commission investigation

Turks Head Charity Commission investigation

The investigation into the affairs of the Turks Head Company has been completed by the Charity Commission. The Turks Head Company remains a registered charity […]

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Application for Wapping High School

Application for Wapping High School

A new co-educational secondary school with a sixth form in Wapping for children aged 11 – 18 in September 2012. The application has now been submitted to the Department for Education (DfE) to open a four form entry secondary school plus a sixth form [...]

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A Wapping Super Sewer

A Wapping Super Sewer

Thames Water’s Super Sewer proposal could cost Wapping one of its best parks: King Edward’s VII Memorial Park. Thames Tunnel are holding a Q & A on 13th December 2010 and must receive questions, views and complaints by 14th January. See why residents are opposed and how you can stop it by signing the petition [...]

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Tobacco Dock Hotel: What’s the Secret?

Tobacco Dock Hotel: What’s the Secret?

Messila House, the owners of Tobacco Dock have announced redevelopment plans for a new hotel and piazza. A formal planning application will be submitted to Tower Hamlets Council late 2010 but have the public exhibitions been as public as they should? [...]

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Wapping Clipper Riverboat: November Update

Wapping Clipper Riverboat: November Update

A petition for investment in Wapping Pier was started in May 2010 to add an additional stop to the Clipper Riverboat service.
Wapping resident Rob Osborne shares the current status of the proposal after recent meetings with key parties [...]

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21 Wapping Lane

21 Wapping Lane

In 12-18 months time, 21 Wapping Lane will provide 450 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats costing from £242,000 up to to £1.1m. Facilities are unconfirmed, but will include an exclusive health club, restaurants and leisure facilities. There will be 4 blocks in total with a maximum height of 19 storeys including 20% social housing [...]

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A Mayor for Tower Hamlets

A Mayor for Tower Hamlets

Lutfur Rahman has been announced the winner of the first Tower Hamlets mayoral election.
Official results of the first Tower Hamlets Mayoral election can be found on the Tower Hamlets website [...]

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Secondary School for Wapping, Shadwell & Limehouse

Secondary School for Wapping, Shadwell & Limehouse

The Wapping and Shadwell Secondary Education Trust is planning to open a new co-educational school, for children aged 11-18 in September 2012. To confirm funding the Department for Education needs a list of families who would consider applying for a place [...]

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Shops and Amenities for Wapping (update)

Shops and Amenities for Wapping (update)

What shops or other amenities does Wapping really lack and need?
Following requests from residents, a response has been received from Tower Hamlets Council on the provision of library facilities in Wapping[...]

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Disabled Parking in Wapping (update)

Disabled Parking in Wapping (update)

LBTH Council had previously been approached by a number of residents and failed to respond. Councillor Emma Jones has recently obtained a reply from Tower Hamlets Council [...]

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Riverboat at Wapping Pier: Resident Update

Riverboat at Wapping Pier: Resident Update

Latest update on the status of a riverboat for Wapping from resident Rob [...]

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Costcutter in Wapping – Resident Views

Costcutter in Wapping – Resident Views

Costcutter in Wapping High Street [...]

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A New Wine Bar in Wapping?

A New Wine Bar in Wapping?

A new wine bar in Wapping? [...]

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Bring the Riverboat to Wapping

Bring the Riverboat to Wapping

Visit www.wappingriverboat.co.uk/ and register your support – a Riverboat could make a huge difference to Wapping [...]

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Waitrose

Waitrose

Large supermarket in Wapping. We’ve included it here to help if you’re new to the area, but please also support Wapping’s excellent local shops [...]

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