Monthly Archives: February 2017

Monthly Archives: February 2017

Update on King Edward Memorial Park

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Last week I met the team from Tideway to get an update on the supersewer works at our local park, King Edward Memorial Park. Main points to come out of the conversation:- – the community liaison group is now up and running and around 25 people attended the last meeting. That meeting included a presentation on the new playground. I paste all the links below. KEMP CLWG 31 Jan 2017 minutes – FINAL KEMPF Presentation Jan 2017 play pages jan …

Delivering newsletters in the snow and sunshine!

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The local Conservative campaign team has been helping me deliver my Winter Newsletter over the past couple of weekends, in the snow but thankfully also in the sunshine. There are quite a few blocks that we are unable to deliver due to security doors and so on, so for those we were not able to reach, the PDF version is below. Best wishes, as always, and do drop me a line if you have concerns about any issue within the …

Pink Bag-gate

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A lot of residents have recently written to me about the council’s bizarre decision to ration recycling bags by making residents show ID and turn up at Ideas Stores on specified days to get their annual roll. If only such a rigorous process was applied to those who wish to vote in borough elections… This new policy has been the subject of extremely lively discussion within council and the Conservative group has been trying to get the council to see …

My scrutiny of free schools in Tower Hamlets

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Last night I chaired a ‘challenge session’ of the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee (O&S) in order to scrutinise the allocation of sites for new free schools in Tower Hamlets. O&S is the main member-led body that holds the executive decision makers of Tower Hamlets to account, and I act as scrutiny lead on Children’s Services.  The scrutiny process provides non-executive councillors like me an opportunity to examine services; to ask questions on how decisions are made; and to consider whether service improvements …

TfL cuts down our 100 bus route

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I am sorry to inform Wapping residents that in spite of a hard-fought campaign, TfL will be cutting down the route of the 100 bus such that it no longer serves St Paul’s, Blackfriars, the Southbank/Tate or Elephant & Castle. Everybody responded fantastically to my call for a ward lobbying effort by writing to TfL and the Mayor of London but unfortunately they have decided not to take on board our concerns. This is the letter I received from them …