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Hermitage Primary School poetry performance to Save KEMP – 7th Dec 2012

Hermitage Primary School poetry performance to Save KEMP – 7th Dec 2012

Year 5 children from Hermitage Primary school in Wapping will stage a poetry performance in King Edward Memorial Park at 2pm on Friday 7th December [...]

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The fight to save King Edward Memorial Park – continues

The fight to save King Edward Memorial Park – continues

The community may not have been out protesting on the streets, but the fight to save King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) from destruction by Thames Water’s supersewer is as strong as ever [...]

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Not the beginning of the end – the fight to ‘Save KEMP’ continues

Not the beginning of the end – the fight to ‘Save KEMP’ continues

Last Thursday, 14th June, 100 local residents turned up at a public meeting to challenge Thames Water on it’s decision to use King Edward Memorial Park foreshore as a ‘super sewer’ construction site. “Their decision is a setback – but the fight is not over by a long shot!” [...]

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Thames Water public meeting at 7pm on 14th June

Thames Water public meeting at 7pm on 14th June

Thames Water invite the Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse communities to a public meeting on 14rd June and explain their decision to destroy King Edward Memorial Park [...]

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King Edward Memorial Park set for destruction by Thames Water

King Edward Memorial Park set for destruction by Thames Water

Despite fierce opposition Thames Water has announced that it will still be building on King Edward VII Memorial Park (KEMP). Shadwell Park will be used by Thames Water as a building site for the supersewer, destroying the character of the park forever and causing huge disruption for seven years [...]

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Local children present Save KEMP petition to Thames Water

Local children present Save KEMP petition to Thames Water

The signatures of 10,514 East Enders petitioning against the destruction of King Edward Memorial Park were presented to Phil Stride from Thames Water on Monday 6 February by children of St Paul’s Primary School [...]

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Thames Water fail to answer questions at super sewer meeting

Thames Water fail to answer questions at super sewer meeting

Thames Water’s evasion tactics at the meeting left locals disappointed, frustrated and more critical than ever about the intransparency of the super sewer site decision making process [...]

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Important Save KEMP update and key January events

Important Save KEMP update and key January events

There is a viable brownfield alternative that costs no more. Join the public meeting with Thames Water and Save KEMP on 12th January to hear their side of the story, before a Q&A session chaired by local MP Jim Fitzpatrick [...]

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10,000 signatures on petition to save King Edward Memorial Park

10,000 signatures on petition to save King Edward Memorial Park

“Will we give up? Never!” says the Save KEMP campaign who share their latest update with us below. The park has not been saved (yet) but GLA member John Biggs says Phase 2 has left the door ajar” to alternatives [...]

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King Edward park STILL under threat

King Edward park STILL under threat

Contrary to what some might believe King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) is still scheduled for destruction by Thames Water. Last week Thames Water published the findings of Phase One of the Super Sewer consultation process [...]

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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) between 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 [...]

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Raw emotion met raw sewage at SaveKEMP meeting with Thames Water

Raw emotion met raw sewage at SaveKEMP meeting with Thames Water

Over 150 residents attended a meeting at St Peter’s school in Wapping on 3rd June to listen and make their views clear to Thames Water, who left visibly shaken after admitting they had launched into the consultation with no local knowledge […]

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Meet Thames Water face to face on 3rd June to save KEMP

Meet Thames Water face to face on 3rd June to save KEMP

Join SaveKEMP at 7pm on Friday 3rd June for a meeting where Thames Water will be publicly challenged to rethink their ‘super sewer’ plans before it’s too late. It is vitally important that Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse make their voices heard – if Thames Water wants to listen [...]

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Boris Johnson makes King Edward Memorial Park U-turn

Boris Johnson makes King Edward Memorial Park U-turn

Save KEMP activists are celebrating the news that London Mayor Boris Johnson is now backing the campaign to stop Thames Water destroying King Edward Memorial Park. At a Save KEMP meeting at Glamis Hall in Shadwell on Thursday 14th April John Biggs, Greater London Assembly Member for East London and the City, announced that the [...]

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Celebrity support to save King Edward Memorial Park

Celebrity support to save King Edward Memorial Park

Steven Berkoff, Delia Smith and Helen Mirren joined comedian Lee Hurst last week adding their personal endorsements to the campaign. Delia Smith described the plans as “quite simply idiotic” highlighting the shortage of green space in our community [...]

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Protest march delivers Save King Edward Memorial Park petition to City Hall

Protest march delivers Save King Edward Memorial Park petition to City Hall

At 9am on Wednesday 16th March more than 100 local people including MP Jim Fitzpatrick met at Tower Gateway and marched to City Hall. London Assembly member John Biggs joined the protest before presenting the petition of over 4,000 signatures to Boris Johnson and the GLA that morning [...]

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Fundraising to fight Thames Water’s supersewer proposal

Fundraising to fight Thames Water’s supersewer proposal

A Wapping fundraiser this Friday at James Wallace Wines where winning prize was tea for two at the House of Commons with local MP Jim Fitzpatrick. Discover how the evening went, read an update on the KEMP campaign from Emma and find out how you can join the protest march to City Hall this Wednesday […]

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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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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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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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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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