Monthly Archives: July 2016

Monthly Archives: July 2016

Vaughan Way Part Closure

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As part of works to integrate the new London Dock development into the surrounding area, it was decided that part of Vaughan Way would be raised. Having discussed this with the London Dock guys, I understand the idea was better to connect the new public square to the public spaces of Thomas More Square, bringing some level of continuity for pedestrians. I hope that it will also create a greater sense of arrival for people turning off the Highway and …

KEMP Community Liaison Group

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I received the following email a week or so ago from Tideway about KEMP plans. Tideway are upgrading London’s sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city. The new 25 kilometre tunnel, running up to 65 metres below the river will start in west London and follow the route of the river to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford, where it will be connected to the Lee Tunnel. One of the site locations along the tunnel route is at …

King Henry’s Wharf Latest

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I have written before about the King Henry’s Wharf site – click here It’s all gone a bit quiet but then I noticed a new planning application had been put in on the site. As such, I wrote to the council to ask whether the development is still going ahead. I received the response below: 21 July 2016 Reference: 5342969 Dear Councillor Dockerill Enquiry number: 5342969 Enquiry regarding: ME – Planning Apps Registered By Ward Report for LBTH Members In response …

Ornamental Canal Upkeep

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I received a couple of complaints recently about the upkeep of the Ornamental Canal, including over the absence of any drain cover which sadly led to some moorhen chicks being sucked in and drowned. I took these issues up with the council and received the reply below. I am glad to see that action has now been taken. 20 July 2016 Reference: 5338167 Dear Councillor Dockerill Enquiry regarding: ME – Ornamental Canal in Wapping In response to your query received …

Shadwell Basin Police Statement

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On 20 July, we sadly received news that a young man had died while swimming in Shadwell Basin during the spell of hot weather. It is extremely dangerous to swim in the waters and police once again ask residents and others not to use this unsupervised area, even if you are confident that you are a strong swimmer. Here is the report that the police sent councillors about the incident: At 12.58 a call was made to police reporting somebody had jumped …