Julia Dockerill

Julia Dockerill Wapping

Julia was elected in May 2014 as the councillor for the ward of St Katharine’s and Wapping, Tower Hamlets. During her time as councillor, she has acted as a member of the council’s Strategic Development Committee and Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

Notable achievements as Wapping’s local councillor have included:

- Helping to cut the number of commuter coaches using Wapping as a rat run and campaigning against changes that have reduced the service of our D3 and 100 buses.

- Pushing the Mayor and Borough Police Commander to step-up action in Wapping against anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving.

- Starting a new tradition and building a sense of community in Wapping by introducing the annual Wapping Green Christmas Tree and tree lighting party. Previous parties have seen free food and bubbly provided to local residents by Wapping businesses and included local resident, Dame Helen Mirren, leading the lights switch-on and music from the Sea Cadets Band.

- Improving the public realm by getting the Garnet Street bridge repainted, improving provision for wildlife in the Ornamental Canal, fixing the flooding problem by Wapping Lane’s zebra crossing, getting the canal lights reinstalled, getting the Tobacco Dock hotel hoardings improved, dumped cars removed.

- Helping local creative businesses expand by ironing out problems with the council’s planning system and building the networks of local entrepreneurs.

- Reducing disturbance to residents from events at Tobacco Dock by working with their events team to mitigate rubbish, ASB and touts, and working with the London Dock developers to manage construction noise.

- Preserving local heritage by campaigning to retain warehouse facades including Red Lion Court and assisting residents in opposing the over-development of sites in sensitive heritage areas such as Cinnamon Street.

- Feeding residents’ views and concerns into consultations over the King Edward Memorial Park leisure facilities, and pushing for a proper borough leisure strategy to improve John Orwell Leisure Centre.

- Pushing for better governance from the Town Hall by shining a light on continued corrupt or poor practices and raising Tower Hamlets issues with government ministers.

- Getting new bike sheds installed on local estates to reduce theft.

- Campaigning for better school provision by pushing for greater council transparency over the London Dock school site and over new free schools across the borough.

- Working to improve the council’s failed youth service by providing a series of recommendations from a detailed Overview & Scrutiny Report into how it should change.



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