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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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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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KEMP wins QE2 Fields Challenge – and then some!


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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