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Birthday party in King Edward Memorial Park on 25th June

Birthday party in King Edward Memorial Park on 25th June

Join a fun filled day on Saturday 25th June in King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) from 12pm – 5pm.

“’Shaddy Park’ will be rocking, when the whole community joins together to celebrate our glorious park’s birthday!” says Toni Davey, SaveKEMP’s Community Liaison Officer.

The much loved and used park was dedicated to the people of East London in memory of King Edward VII in June 1922 but is under threat from Thames Water.

Campaigners from across London’s East End have put up a relentless fight since Thames Water’s plans for a Wapping ‘super-sewer’ were first published in November 2010.

SaveKEMP continue to deliver a clear and consistent message and at the most recent public meeting in Wapping on 3rd June told Thames Water again in plain English: “Leave our park alone!”

Birthday fun in King Edward Memorial Park

“Campaigning aside, the party promises lots of fun for all ages!”, says Toni.

We have live music from a reggae band and Sophie Smith, DJ’s playing music from through the decades, football tournament, tai chi, magical Bobby Bubbles, bouncy castle, face painting and much, much more. Our special guests for the day are London Fire Brigade Shadwell Station!”

Party King Edward Memorial Park 25th June

“Our local businesses have really pulled out the stops and made generous donations to our tombola prizes, including dinner for two at the River View Restaurant, Wapping Vineyard have donated a bottle of house wine and a platter for two, the Laundry Box have given a voucher for free dry cleaning, and our star prize is a hand help computer donated by a very generous supporter. Gastronomica, Tech World, 44 Frocks and the Wapping Project have also been very generous.”

For more information and to sign the petition to save King Edward Memorial Park, visit the saveKEMP website and join SaveKEMP on Facebook and Twitter.

Celebrate East End community spirit

“This is more than a fight to save our park,” says Toni, “this is a fight for our whole community, who have had to sit back and watch our local area being chipped away at, redeveloped and disregarded for too long.

The party is a celebration of the park and our community. After our recent meeting with Thames Water, my husband, a life long eastender said, ‘the face of our community has changed so much over the years, but I am so proud that our community spirit hasn’t’.

No truer words have ever been spoken, and this campaign is a testimony to a proud and diverse community” concludes Toni.