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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) have sent out letters to those registered as ‘Interested Parties’ advising them of the Examination schedule and key...
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...