Monthly Archives: September 2014

Monthly Archives: September 2014

Consultation Event on Red Lion Court

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UPDATE 10 October 2014: Yesterday the developers of Red Lion Court held a consultation event at St Patrick’s to show residents their plans for the Reardon Path site. I was one of fifty residents who turned up to see the plans and discuss their views. I think they were surprised by the impressive turnout but we all know what Wapping’s like! The developer himself, as well as two of his team, used to live in Wapping until very recently so …

Thomas More Square Plans

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On Friday Land Securities held an open day for Wapping residents to discuss their plans to revamp Thomas More Square. I asked for a pdf of their presentation boards so that I could share them with other residents. Also in the pdf are details of all the project managers in case residents need to report any concerns about the development during construction. The Thomas More Square project comprises refurbishment and upgrading works to four buildings. The works include the refurbishment of …

Wapping Road Improvements

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Given that there’s still a big dip in the road on Wapping Wall, I asked for an update on carriageway improvements to restore the setts along the Wall, High Street and St Katharine’s Way. I received the reply below. The issue with Wapping Wall seems to be the collapse of a BT inspection chamber, due to be repaired in the next couple of weeks. 9th September 2014 Dear Councillor Dockerill Subject: Wapping Wall Carriageway Reinstatement Works. I refer to your …

Ornamental Canal

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A couple of weeks ago I met with Michael and Matthew of Tower Hamlets’ Clean & Green team to conduct a walkabout of Wapping’s Ornamental Canal as I had received a few complaints about its maintenance from residents. On that walkabout I reported graffiti, greenery that needed trimming back and complaints about the bollard lighting not working. I met Wapping wader, Chris, and his team mate (Paul, I think?) who clean the canal daily of Canadian pond weed and other …

Latest Planning Applications for Our Ward

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Latest planning applications for our ward are listed below:

Good news on Lighting but Bad News on the Bridge

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When I was door-knocking, I was asked by a Garnet Street resident if I could do anything to improve pedestrian safety for those walking through Wapping Woods on their way from Shadwell DLR. I made some enquiries with the council and was told a site meeting would be held to improve the lighting between Wapping Woods and Shadwell Basin. It all then went a bit quiet so I’ve chased the matter up and received the response below. Success! We are …

Tree felling, London Dock

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This through today from Craig Carson of London Dock development: Dear Julia, You will be aware that there has been some local interest in the removal of the trees on the eastern side of Vaughan Way to facilitate construction of London Dock. These will be removed in the next few days and we are posting the following statement on our website. With best wishes, Craig London Dock Commencement The planning permission for London Dock, granted in March 2014, includes the …

Events at Studio Spaces

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I have had a couple of emails from Pennington Street residents about a series of dance events being hosted by local business, Studio Spaces, this autumn. When I got wind of the events schedule, posted online a week or two ago, I wanted to see how the first event was being run so walked past it (incognito) at both 8.30pm and around midnight. I also drove past on Saturday night and there seemed to be no trouble. There were friendly marshals …