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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 on Tuesday this week.

There are almost 3,000 signatures on the petition after office workers, joggers and locals added their names.

Nearby Rotherhithe residents who are campaigning to save King Stairs Gardens received good news this week. The BBC reported on Tuesday that Thames Water is now considering alternative sites south of the river.

KEMP however are still fighting the proposal to turn “Shadwell Park” into a super sewer construction site. They want Thames Water to use alternative brownfield sites instead of the award winning and well used Wapping park.

Family fun day in King Edward Memorial Park

Bulb planting in King Edward Memorial Park

Local children, Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman and councillor Alibor Choudhury enjoyed bulb planting, face painting and entertainment from Soyyten Sen Dance Group..

Office workers and park users gave support and even the joggers stopped jogging to sign their names.

Petition in King Edward Memorial Park

Update and a personal message from KEMP

Emma Puosi urges you to attend the next KEMP events and help to spread word around the non-Internet using sections of our community:

On Tuesday 22nd Feb, we had an amazing event in the park in collaboration with Trees for Cities. Face-painted and with woodlands wands at the ready, kids had fun planting bulbs and learning about stag beetles. Thanks to the help of our Community Officer Toni Davey, our wonderful volunteers and St Mary & St Michael’s PTA mums, our Fun-day was a great success. Even Mayor Lutfur Rahman took part and watched the fantastic performance given by Soyyten Sen Dance Group.

If you missed our event do not despair, we have another one coming up soon. On 11th March meet us at James Wallace Wines for a glass of wine or soft drink and learn about our campaign. Tickets are £5 and will be available for purchase from Tuesday at James Wallace Wines.

Also, do not forget our public meeting on 2nd March at Glamis Hall (Corner of Cable Street and Glamis Road). Even John Biggs will do its best to attend. If you have any questions about the alternative sites or any other issues please come along and we will do our best to answer your queries.

Keep King Edward Memorial Park Green

For the latest on KEMP’s campaign and events follow @KEMP on Twitter and join their Facebook Page.

More photos from the Wapping fun day

Trouble viewing? See the Wapping fun day slideshow on Flickr.