Monthly Archives: February 2014

Monthly Archives: February 2014

Congratulations, Chris! Wilford for Mayor!

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On 23 February, Chris Wilford was selected by Poplar & Limehouse and Bethnal Green & Bow Conservative Associations to be their Mayoral candidate for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets 2014 Mayoral election. Chris lives in Bow, and currently works in public policy for a leading international body. Previously, Chris has worked as a recruitment consultant in the financial services, placing candidates from new graduates to global directors. Before this, he worked on education projects for both the British Council and the House of …

Crime update – be vigilant in Wapping Woods

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Wapping residents should be aware that there has recently been a spate of muggings in Wapping Woods. Cllr Emma Jones helped with efforts to cut back the trees, install CCTV and improve safety in the area last year so it is sad to hear of these problems. We encourage everyone to stay alert. Local Conservative activist, Neil King, attended the recent meeting at Studio Spaces to discuss problems on Pennington Street with illegal raves and other crime. A trained barrister, …

Improving Wapping Lane – What’s Your View?

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We are always looking for ways to improve our area— whether clearing the canal, improving street lighting or repairing pot holes. We have a great parade of shops on Wapping Lane but we think the street itself could do with TLC. The pavement is poorly maintained, leaving big puddles in heavy rain. We also think that the railings on either side of the zebra crossing create problems. Groups of kids often sit either side of them, which can be intimidating …

Wapping surgeries in Bethnal Green? Thanks Cllr Haque!

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Anyone wishing to see Wapping councillor, Shafiqul Haque, can now find him hanging out on the Roman Road, Bethnal Green, where he has decided to hold his surgeries—a half-hour bus ride away from Wapping. Cllr Haque was elected in 2010 after standing as a Labour candidate. But he got booted out of the Labour Party two years later and is now one of Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s sidekicks. This quality of service was probably not what was envisaged by the Wapping …

Put London Dock cash into Wapping not Whitechapel!

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With the massive News International site in Wapping set for redevelopment, our ward is in the midst of huge change. Over the next fifteen years, 1800 homes, a secondary school and 20 000 square metres of commercial space will be built in a new quarter dubbed ‘London Dock’. In January, this was approved by the votes Labour members and the Lutfur Rahman supporters. Both Conservative members of the committee spoke and voted against the application—while we support the regeneration of this …

Making Wapping Better, One Mattress at a Time!

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Anyone noticed how many mattresses get dumped on London’s streets every week? Tower Hamlets council asks for £15 to collect bulky items but East London seems to have an endless supply of feckless futons that cost us all money to clear up if dumped anonymously. The details of how to get rid of such items are pasted below. In the meantime, if you spot any of the offending articles, take a picture and send it to us with the location and …

Latest Newsletter Coming Out

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We are currently distributing the latest newsletter from your Conservative Action Team around the ward and you may have seen us out and about at the weekend and weekday evenings. We hope to distribute a newsletter to every household but this isn’t always easy given the number of gated developments in our area. If you didn’t manage to catch one, please do take a look online using the link below. Thanks to all the friends and family members who came …