Boris Johnson makes King Edward Memorial Park U-turn
At a Save KEMP meeting at Glamis Hall in Shadwell on Thursday 14th April John Biggs, Greater London Assembly Member for East London and the City, announced that Mayor Boris Johnson had reversed his previous backing for the proposed ‘super sewer’ works and was writing to Thames Water to insist that they search for an alternative site.
Mr. Biggs reiterated that the campaign has cross party support, that: “Politics is not a part of it” and that the communities of Wapping, Shadwell, Limehouse, Stepney and beyond are united to save King Edward Memorial Park and make Thames Water look at alternatives.
The Mayor’s letter states that both the Mayor and the GLA have reversed their previous stance in favour of Thames Water’s proposal and asks that proper consideration be given to local people’s concerns and the alternative options they suggest.
It also demands that Thames Water investigate these options properly and submit a report for analysis by independent engineering experts.