Search

Free 40-page supplement celebrating the Queen’s record reign in this week’s Advertiser

On sale now

Environmental campaigner David Bellamy visits under-threat Rotherhithe park

15:42 12 January 2011

David Bellamy joins locals to save King

David Bellamy joins locals to save King's Stairs Gardens, Rotherhithe.

Archant

RENOWNED environmental campaigner David Bellamy today visited threatened Rotherhithe beauty spot King’s Stairs Gardens

The east end – born botanist urged Thanes Water to think again before deciding to use KSG as part of a 20-mile long ‘super-sewer’. Bellamy said he was confident people in Rotherhithe would stop Thames Water from choosing the site because of their active campaign.

Bellamy said KSG was a “wonderful park” and was vital for the immediate community which includes a playschool and a church.

He told The Docklands: “We need lots and lots of good vibes in London and we have the wrong vibe here with what Thames Water is trying to do.

“There is all sorts of wildlife in the park and it is a vital community resource. There are great species of creepy crawlies, worms and smaller insects in there which are great for kids to come and learn from as I did when we were a school and had a privet hedge.”

A public consultation across London ends on Friday and Thames water said it had learnt things about the park it did not previously know as a result of feedback.

Nick Tennant of Thames Water reassured residents at KSG there was no “foregone conclusion” over the future of the beauty spot. In September, there will be more definite answers on the 20 sites needed to host a sewer tunnel in a bid to clean up the Thames.

The Save KSG campaign has been building momentum over the last few months as people fight to save the park from being turned into an industrial site for seven years.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00
Scotland Yard appeal

Police have launched an appeal today for witnesses to a stabbing during a “road rage” incident in London’s East End.

Yesterday, 12:35
Duckett Street in Stepney [Google image]

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was discovered in a flat in London’s East End.

Yesterday, 11:58
Fake Busters... Tower Hamlets anti-counterfeit Trading Standards team

Meet the ‘Fake Busters’ from your local town hall—they keep the streets of London’s East End “safe from dodgy deals” so shoppers won’t be saddled with copycat goods.

Yesterday, 09:27
Suspect on CCTV... sex attack at bus-stop in Wick Lane

Police hunting a suspect following a sex attack on a woman in the street at a bus stop in east London have this week issued CCTV images of the man they was to trace.

Most read news

Competitions

Happy viewing!

MyOffers are giving you that chance to win an amazing Samsung 55” Curve HD TV.

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Docklands and East London Advertiser e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder