Search

Final 10 days of Thames Water consultation against Rotherhithe and Wapping super-sewer

15:25 04 January 2011

Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.

2010 Getty Images

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for a super-sewer in Rotherhithe are urging people to sign a petition with 10 days left of the public consultation.

King Edward Memorial Park beside the River Thames, by Mark Baynes

Members of Save King’s Stairs Gardens Action group are holding a public meeting on Thursday against proposals to build a sewer there as part of Thames Water’s Thames Tunnel project.

Local MP Simon Hughes will be attending having given his backing to the campaign several weeks ago. The public must submit their views to Thames Water by January 14.

He said: “King’s Stairs Gardens should not be the preferred site for the construction and operation of the main tunnel and I will be making a full submission to Thames Water setting out all my arguments before the end of the revised consultation period.”

Environmental campaigner David Bellamy is also due to visit the beauty spot in the new year after his trip was cancelled due to last month’s snow.

People in Wapping are also campaigning to save King Edward Memorial Park from another sewer shaft being built there as part of the 21-mile long tunnel which will replace London’s Victorian sewer works.

Thames Water say no decisions have been made yet and urge people to register their views at

www.thamestunnelconsultation.co.uk or by e-mail to thames.tunnel@thameswater.co.uk.

Latest East London News Stories

39 minutes ago
Jailed motor-scooter bandits... John Smith (left) and Shemar Williams

Two teenage motor-scooter bandits who carried out a terrifying string of 34 violent robberies across east London—mostly at night—have reached the end of the road and are spending the Bank Holiday and the next 10 years in jail.

07:00
UEL design student Charles Caldron with his 'skier rescue' ideas

An enterprising student at the University of East London is combining his passion for skiing and talent for design by inventing a unique safety device to help rescue skiers trapped in avalanches.

Yesterday, 14:26
A-Level science pupils from Tower Hamlets College visit Hadron particle collider in Geneva

Students from London’s East End have been on a “collision course” to uncover how the universe begin at the world-famous Hadron collider in Switzerland.

Yesterday, 12:09
Owen Flanders

Signal maintenance engineer Owen Flanders is steaming ahead for a senior career on the railways and has taken part in a campaign to recruit 150 more Network Rail apprentices.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Jonathan Goldstein, Cain Hoy’s chief executive; Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy; and Heather Knight, the senior archaeologist leading the dig on behalf of MOLA at the launch of The Stage dig (Picture: Adrian Pope)

Archaeologists have begun excavating one of Shakespeare’s lesser known playhouses – the Curtain Theatre where Henry V was first performed.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Susan Hiller in conversation at the Hayward Gallery in 2006 [photo by Jack Goffe]

An old wishing well has made a wish come true for east London’s Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery—to get on a national a shortlist of venues to stage an event with world-renowned artist Susan Hiller.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Abdi's police mugshot

A serial rapist who spent six months preying on East End women as old as 75 has been locked up for life.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Neighbours and volunteers planting trees to make St George's housing estate greener

Trees are being used to help turn urban neighbourhoods in a crowded East End of London more green for families.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Author Anne Fine (inset) promoting Silentnight writing competition

Children’s author Anne Fine is inviting youngsters to put pen to paper for a national Sleepy Stories writing competition.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe