Money Down the Drain – remind you of anyone?

Save KEMP was pleased to get an email from George Turner about a report he has published about the water industry entitled ”Water Down the Drain: Getting a better deal for consumers from the water industry”. This is now required reading for everyone at Save KEMP HQ.  You may well already have read the national press [...]

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KEMP wins QE2 Fields Challenge – and then some!

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It’s official! We won! 1,639 votes = most votes in UK An incredible 1,639 votes means that KEMP (King Edward Memorial Park) got more votes than any other participating open space in the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge in the whole of the UK.  One has to wonder that if the people of the East [...]

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Save KEMP – Our Aims

Save KEMP (King Edward Memorial Park) is a community action group based in Tower Hamlets, east London, which is fighting to save the only park left in our part of the borough from destruction by Thames Water. Tower Hamlets is a much built up area and green spaces here are a necessity, not a luxury. [...]

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Planning Inspectorate to throw light on Heckford brownfield option

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) have sent out letters to those registered as ‘Interested Parties’ advising them of the Examination schedule and key matters for consideration for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (Super Sewer). The Inspectors have advised that they wish to examine the rational used by Thames Water for the selection of King Edward Park over [...]

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Planning Inspectorate in Tower Hamlets

The Planning Inspectorate (PINs) is the government agency responsible for operating the planning process for the Thames Tideway Tunnel (the super sewer).  Now that Thames Water has handed in their application, all decisions about the project sit with the Planning Inspectorate. The first stage in the planning process is for people who are concerned about [...]

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Register and Have Your Say to Save King Edward Memorial Park

How do I Register to Help Save King Edward Memorial Park?   First you need to become an interested party by registering with the Planning Inspectorate. It sounds daunting but we will guide you through. There are a few important things you need to know, we have written these in red. You can register on-line [...]

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Planning Inspectorate – Reviews Plans for Your Park

Thames Water are out, PINs are in… Charge You know how government departments love an acronym, PINs is the easy-to-say name for the Planning Inspectorate, who are the agency responsible for operating the planning process for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs), another catchy acronym! The Planning Process is dealt with in another article, but put [...]

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Supersewer plans go to Planning Inspectorate

It’s been a while. Dear Kempers, it has been a while but do not worry, we have been busy as usual, just behind the scenes. We have kept meeting Thames Water once a month and, more importantly, we have kept working with our Council and Officers to ensure that all is being done to protect [...]

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Campaign Update and Section 48 Response

 Dear Kempers, it has been a while, has it not? Things seem to be quiet on the ugly Super Sewer front and yet I can assure you that much is still being done by our team, by our elected representatives and Tower Hamlets’ officers to ensure that our park is saved from destruction. We have [...]

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I LOVE KEMP event to Celebrate Love Parks Week

  Kempers, what better place to celebrate Love Parks Week and escape the Olympic madness than in the best park ever ?! Even the weather turned for the better after months of very wet…. DROUGHT.  Great free entertainment, bouncy castles, balloon animals, face-painting, Bobby Bubbles, snacks, BBQs, music, local history and gardening experts, lots of activities [...]

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PUBLIC MEETING WITH THAMES WATER

14th June 7pm St Paul’s Shadwell – on the Highway     Come and hear from Thames Water why they are adamant that destroying our park and severely impairing our community life for years to come is the only way to clean the river.  They will tell us why imaginary people’s imaginary jobs are worth [...]

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JUBILEE MEGA SCREEN at KEMP

Kempers, we do get good news every now and then! KEMP as been selected as one of the official sites for the Jubilee Celebrations and we will have a Mega Screen to follow the River Pageant and all the merry goings-on. As you probably know, the Pageant will stop at the Tower of London, so [...]

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