Monthly Archives: September 2016

Monthly Archives: September 2016

A word on nitrous oxide, CCTV and ASB

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I’ve been working with residents to raise concerns about nitrous oxide (those horrible little canisters that are constantly strewn on the pavement) and anti-social behaviour. For residents’ interest, this is a recent reply from the council about problems around Hermitage Gardens. I share it because it has info on the legislation around nitrous oxide and the issues with the council’s CCTV equipment.   I have read with interest PC McGubbin’s comments on dealing with cars parked up and people using …

Join KEMP Community Liaison Working Group

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King Edward Memorial Park Proposals

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London is getting a new sewer system, known as the Thames Tideway project, and we stand to be affected as they need to dig a big shaft in King Edward Memorial Park to access the tunnel works. The bad news is that we’ll face some disruption to KEMP and we won’t be able to see the beautiful river view of Canary Wharf for some time. The good news is that we get a big lump of cash to invest in …

Let’s stop Commuter Coaches

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I wrote in my latest newsletter about work I’ve been doing to stop commuter coaches and big lorries using our ward as a cut-through, particularly at times of heavy traffic on the Highway. As we all know, the narrow cobbled streets in Wapping make it very dangerous for big vehicles to squeeze themselves through and they are not permitted to do so as a result. I have been working closely with local residents and Peter Allnutt at the council, who …

Car Clubs

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I had an enquiry from a resident recently about the expansion of car clubs in Tower Hamlets for those who cannot get parking permits or who do not wish to operate their own vehicle. I received the response below from the council – it seems they are looking at how to roll out these kinds of schemes so that more residents can benefit, and changing some of the rules for existing users to give them greater freedom.   Dear Councillor …

More Info on Tower Bridge Closure

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Here are the latest details on the forthcoming closure of Tower Bridge.Tower Bridge closing 1 October to 30 December 2016 ‘Tower Bridge will be closed to all vehicles from 1 October to 30 December 2016 so we can undertake major essential maintenance works to the structure and driving surface. Tower Bridge is 122 years old and needs to undergo these works to ensure the iconic landmark continues to serve as a vital London river crossing. The decking was last refurbished …

My summer newsletter

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I have spent the last couple of weekends delivering my latest newsletter to Wapping residents with the help of local Conservative volunteers and councillors. We are not able to access a lot of blocks in Wapping so for those residents who did not see it, I post it online here. Wapping Summer 2016 Newsletter