Monthly Archives: July 2015

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Consultation for Clegg/Cinnamon/Wapping High St Plans

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For everyone’s information, an email I was sent this week from the developer of the Clegg/Cinnamon/High St sites. Consultation event next weekend. I’ve written about this application recently – click here Dear Cllr. Dockerill, Wapping High St Ltd would like to invite you to a consultation event on Saturday 25th July 2015 from 11-4pm at Raine House, Raine St E1W 9RG where we will be exhibiting revised plans for the redevelopment of 125-129 Wapping High Street, 13-15 Cinnamon Street and …

Ornamental Canal – 14th July Planting Day

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I recently posted about the improvements underway to make the Ornamental Canal more attractive and nature-friendly. Click here Phase 2 of the programme is coming up on 14th July and will involve putting additional planting in and around the canal to encourage wildlife and help with water quality. Details from the council’s lovely volunteer coordinator, Sam, below: Good morning Cllr Dockerill Phase 2 of the Wapping canal project will be carried out on the 14th July. I have sent an …

Cinnamon/Clegg/High Street Site Proposals

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Residents might recall a local planning consultation held by Phoenix back in October (I think) to showcase plans for three sites just off Wapping High Street that used to be owned by TfL (straddling Cinnamon and Clegg Streets and backing onto the High Street). You can find the proposals here. Since the plans were formally submitted to Tower Hamlets, I have been helping residents make representations to the planning department over light, privacy and height issues. I have also added …

Wapping Shopping List

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It is now a year since I was first elected as Wapping’s local councillor and in that time, I have been trying to raise our ward’s profile in Tower Hamlets and get it the repairs and maintenance work that have been ignored for far too long. I now have news on various items of that work: The Bascule Bridge on Garnet Street. When I was campaigning in the elections last year, an exasperated resident said she would be grateful if …

Wapping Lane Junction – Traffic Lights Fixed

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Many Wapping residents walk to and from Shadwell DLR, crossing the Highway at the intersection with Wapping Lane. However the safety of the pelican crossing has been questioned because of the phasing of the traffic lights. Currently, when the traffic light turns green for cars turning right from Wapping Lane onto the Highway, the pedestrian crossing turns green too. Sometimes the cars do not notice that they need to stop, posing a danger to any people who are using the crossing. …

Anti-Social Behaviour Update

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I speak regularly to the ward policing team to ensure that they have up-to-date information about any concerns residents have expressed to me on crime-related issues. As the weather heats up, we tend to experience more problems with anti-social behaviour and general nuisance and I have received the following reply from Sgt Jak Bentley about the particular issues around Clegg and Cinnamon Streets where groups of young men gather to drink. It looks like Sgt Bentley may be heading off to pastures …

Operation Strong Tower

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Councillors received the briefing below from our borough policing team about Operation Strong Tower, an exercise carried out by the Met as practise for a major incident. They have asked that we circulate it to reassure any residents who see or hear the exercise. The 2nd day of a major exercise to test the emergency services and Government response to a terrorist attack will be held in Tower Hamlets today in the Canary Wharf Estate. It started yesterday, Tuesday, 30 …