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First trees felled in King Edward Memorial Park

By on February 12, 2017 in Save King Edward Memorial Park with 1 Comment
First trees felled in King Edward Memorial Park

The first trees have been felled in King Edward Memorial Park as preparatory work for the Thames Water super sewer gets under way.  Some readers may find the photographs below upsetting.LW went along to King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) with What’s In Wapping (WIW) during the week on a joint visit to KEMP.Although we were aware […]

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Invasion of King Edward Memorial Park by Thames Water begins

By on January 22, 2017 in Save King Edward Memorial Park with 0 Comments
Invasion of King Edward Memorial Park by Thames Water begins

After many years of struggle and protest King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) has begun to endure its invasion by Thames Water this week as it prepares to build the super sewer ventilation shafts.Great news for Thames Water shareholders, disastrous for East End residents.The tennis courts seem to be where the footpath will be diverted, so local […]

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King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) update from Thames Tideway Tunnel

By on October 31, 2016 in Save King Edward Memorial Park with 0 Comments
King Edward Memorial Park (KEMP) update from Thames Tideway Tunnel

The main works contractor for the Thames Tideway Tunnel will start the main enabling works (including hoarding around the site, creating an access road and mobilizing the site team) in King Edward Memorial Park in January 2017.A joint venture of experienced tunnelling contractors: Costain Ltd., VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche will deliver the […]

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NAO investigates risk of Thames Water supersewer flooding London tube

By on August 29, 2016 in Save King Edward Memorial Park with 0 Comments
NAO investigates risk of Thames Water supersewer flooding London tube

According to a news story in The Daily Telegraph the National Audit Office (NAO) is carrying out an investigation into the possibility that the much-lauded Thames Water ‘super sewer’ might cause the London Underground system to be flooded. The NAO is the government spending watchdog that ensures projects like the super sewer are good value for […]

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King Edward Memorial Park draft masterplan exhibition and drop in

King Edward Memorial Park draft masterplan exhibition and drop in

During June 2016, the first round of consultation on theKing Edward Memorial Park  (KEMP) masterplan took place. 194 people visited the exhibition at King Edward Memorial Park on June 4, completing 85 questionnaires. 23 additional conversations were documented.Numerous comments were captured on post-it notes at both events. This feedback is helping the design team come up with a […]

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