Monthly Archives: August 2014

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Latest Planning Applications

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Here is a list of the latest planning applications for our ward. Note the first, which is an upgrade to the Vodafone mobile mast on Vaughan Way. I had a letter on this from Clarke Telecome which explains it is to improve Vodafone’s 2G and 3G coverage in this area. ‘The existing 17.5m high Jupiter 830 shared street pole to be removed and replaced with proposed 17.5m dual height antenna column on existing root foundation; to add 3 new Vodafone antennas; …

Vaughan Way HGV Access Granted

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Just to let everyone know that permission has been granted to open up a second access point on Vaughan Way to the London Dock site. I did make representations on behalf of all those who had raised concerns with me as part of the council’s consultation on the matter. I also raised my worries about the amount of construction traffic using that very busy junction with the Highway now that councillors have voted in favour of the demolition of the Topps …

London Dock Construction About to Begin!

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This news just in from St George – construction of the first phase of the London Dock development is about to begin (see below and click for their newsletter for full details – London Dock) I’ve not yet heard any more about the possibility of a second HGV access point onto Vaughan Way but will post when I get news. There was twitter speculation about the trimming of trees on Vaughan Way recently being a precursor to the opening of a second …

GP Surgery funding update – new NHS support

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There has been a lot of concern in Tower Hamlets recently over the funding of some of our local GP practices. In Wapping that concern has centred upon the St Katharine Docks GP surgery and Julia had a meeting with two of the NHS’s primary care commissioners for our area a month or so ago to discuss the future of the surgery. The way in which primary care is commissioned is highly complex,but basically the funding formula (called the Carr …

Road Closures Keep Cutting Us Off!

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I know how irritated Wapping residents get when our village gets cut off by events which utilise the Highway. I again complained to TfL and suggested that on some occasions, they use Cable Street since we’re uniquely cut off when the Highway is closed. I received the reply below. They are going to get back to me…! I also asked for a list of forthcoming road closures and it seems that only the marathon is so far pencilled in for …