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Wapping resident creates WhatsApp group for a Safer Wapping

Wapping resident creates WhatsApp group for a Safer Wapping

Love Wapping is delighted to announce that Wapping resident Tim has created a WhatsApp group to help us all make Wapping a safe place to live. Maybe even walk our children home from school without fearing they will be killed by a thug in a car. Below is the original comment from Tim which we reproduce […]

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The Wapping Resident’s Guide to Traffic Calming

The Wapping Resident’s Guide to Traffic Calming

One of the measures needed to stop the thugs in cars is to change Wapping’s roads so it is not possible to drive at excess speed.The technical term for this is ‘traffic calming’. We tend to talk about ‘speed bumps’ but, as any traffic calming geek will tell you, there is a lot more to […]

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Wapping residents consider direct action to stop thugs in cars

By on May 11, 2017 in ASB, Boy Racers, Crime & Policing
Wapping residents consider direct action to stop thugs in cars

Despite the recent meeting with Tower Hamlets police to discuss the speeding cars Wapping residents continue to fear for their lives when they walk the streets.The two recent incidents described below illustrate why some are advocating direction action to stop the thugs in cars before one of us is killed. Incident OneYesterday at around 3.30pm two […]

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Wapping residents and police meeting – report

By on April 28, 2017 in ASB, Boy Racers, Crime & Policing, Meetings with 8 Comments
Wapping residents and police meeting – report

The excellent turn-out for last night’s meeting with the police to discuss ASB and speeding cars and frequent crashes in Wapping was a clear indication of the level of concern felt by residents about these issues. Approximately 120 people attended St. George’s Town Hall in Cable Street so it was standing room only for some, despite […]

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Innocent pedestrians? “I don’t give a f**k” says driver of crashed car

Innocent pedestrians? “I don’t give a f**k” says driver of crashed car

Last night there was another car crash in Wapping, a driver lost control of his Mercedes because he was driving too fast and destroyed several bollards at the junction of Stockholm Way and Thomas More Street.This morning the Mercedes was still marooned on the wrecked bollards (above) when Love Wapping, alerted by residents, turned up to take […]

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