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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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Letter from Professor David Smith

Dr David Smith runs a business consultancy in East London and is a Professor at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He holds a doctorate in Organisational Psychology from the University of London and is the author of two books and numerous articles on effective evidence based organisational decision- making. He is passionate about preserving [...]

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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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Used car salesmen arrive in Cable Street

Children protesting

Phase 2 of the Thames Tideway Tunnel (aka ‘the super sewer’) Consultation landed with a soft ‘plop’ in Shadwell today when Thames Water undertook the first of their super sewer drop in sessions in our area. Visitors to Glamis Hall were subjected to the full Thames Water treatment. Few were impressed.   No mention of social [...]

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Mobilising through twitter power!


It’s amazing what people can do when they get together. Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge On Wednesday 16 November we found out about the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. This is a superb initiative to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and the London Olympics (happening just up the road from Kemp) in 2012 “to [...]

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Camping in Kemp!

Call us nuts about our park but we decided that it would be a nice thing to have a camp out in Kemp in protest against plans by Thames Water to destroy it.  So with a bewildering array of tents, sleeping bags and enthusiasm a dedicated band of Kempers kemped out in the park for [...]

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Save KEMP meeting with Thames Water

Lee Hurst lets rip at Thames Water

At a sometimes angry and animated meeting representatives of Thames Water encountered the raw emotion generated by their plans to destroy King Edward Memorial Park. Over 150 local residents attended a meeting at St Peter’s school in Wapping on 3rd June to listen and make their views known. Unlike Thames Water’s consultation process, the message was [...]

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Marching on City Hall

Lady with whistle outside City Hall

An update from Emma: Wednesday 16th March was a defining day for the SaveKEMP campaign. We planned a protest at City Hall to give support to our elected London Assembly Member John Biggs who was going to address the GLA on our behalf. We expected about 30 people, we dreamt of having 50 supporters committed [...]

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Public Meeting at Glamis Hall report

John Biggs

Our Public Meeting at Glamis Hall was a great success! Over 200 people took part, eager to save our beloved King Edward VI Memorial Park. Even our GLA elected representative for City and East London John Biggs took part and updated our supporter on his talks to Thames water and future strategies. It was very [...]

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