CON-sultation Results: Democracy is an optional

You are probably aware that on 17th May Thames Water published the preliminary feedback report on Phase 2 of Consultation. They are sticking to the foreshore, ignoring the views of our community and those of a score of experts who told them that the brownfield option was the better one. Here is our official PR, [...]

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London Mayoral Elections and SaveKEMP

You are probably bored to death already with the Mayoral elections. By now you have received your GLA booklet on the candidates; you’ve seen them on TV (not all of them, some are not allowed…); you have heard them on the Radio and found their mugshots, I beg your pardon, their photographs all over the [...]

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The Council of Mosques’ Letter to Thames Water

Below we copy the letter written in support of SaveKEMP by Tower Hamlets’ Council of Mosques. We thank Hanif Osmani and Hamzah Foreman for their help and for inviting our Chairman to speak at the Council’s AGM. “We are writing in response to the public consultation on the Thames Tideway Tunnel plans for the Foreshore [...]

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St Paul’s pupils hand in 10514 signatures and over 1200 Consultation Responses

It’s the day after. Yesterday we handed in the SaveKEMP petition: 10514 signatures. To us in the core campaign team it was the result of over a year of hard work, campaigning in all sorts of weather from snow to heatwaves and in all the different forms of rain the UK specialises in (from spitting to torrential). But [...]

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KEMP is as Pretty as a Picture, a Seurat one, to be precise

The beauty of our Park is undeniable. There is the aesthetic factor: the glorious views, the flowers, the mature trees and the well kept lawns. But Kemp is  not only easy on the eye, it is easy on the soul.  It is our reset button, our shared and yet individual sigh of relief, the place we [...]

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Public Meeting at St Paul’s Shadwell

On 12th January 2012, residents of Wapping, Shadwell, Stepney and Limehouse packed St Paul’s Church Hall to the rafters for a chance to tell Thames Water that their Super Sewer plans for their beloved King Edward VII Memorial Park are a NO GO.   The utility company had organised a public meeting, chaired by local MP [...]

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Security Issues: What Happened at Glamis Hall

There has been much talk about the fact I was threatened by one of Thames Water’s covert security guards at one of their drop in sessions. We have waited for Thames Water to do the decent thing and come up with a credible explanation as to why this happened. We didn’t get any, I was [...]

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Come and meet Nick Tennant and the Thames Water team!

Go on, you know you want to! We know he would love to meet you… After all Thames Water like to say ‘we are listening’ so it would be rude not to come and say hello, wouldn’t it? Public meeting 7.30pm 12th Jan 2012 St Paul’s Shadwell 302 The Highway, E1W 3DH Thames Water has organised a public [...]

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Glamis Estate Xmas bash does Save KEMP proud!

Glamis Estate residents turned out at their hall in their finest attire on Saturday night for the annual Christmas Party.   Cable Street’s own fairy grotto The hall was glittering and twinkling like a fairy grotto, the music was pumping and the drinks flowing.   The atmosphere was very merry, and with the free bar, so were [...]

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The Merry Kempers sang!


100 Merry Kempers braved a chilly winter’s night on Saturday in a public and festive display of unity and common purpose.  Our regal bandstand With hot chocolate and mince pies to fend off the cold, they gathered around our regal bandstand.  Canon Michael Ainsworth from St George-in-the East lead the proceedings with a poignant poem [...]

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