Search

Simon Hughes officially opposes Rotherhithe super-sewer plans

12:11 21 December 2010

Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.

2010 Getty Images

SIMON Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, has announced he is officially opposing Thames Water’s plans for a super-sewer at King’s Stairs Gardens in Rotherhithe.

The MP for Bermondsey and Southwark visited the park yesterday to tell the community he would be joining the fight to save it from becoming part of the massive Thames Tunnel project.

Hughes often visits the park and said the community was making “good arguments” to protect it from being turned into an industrial no-go zone for seven years.

He said: “I am going to do all I can locally but I am being cautious at this stage in saying whether we can win the fight. I want to make sure there is a proper democratic process and will do everything I can in parliament.”

Thames Water are consulting until January 14 on the plans for a sewer at the Rotherhithe beauty spot. See www.saveksg.com.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:11
Man on CCTV police want to quiz after sex attack on Bethnal Green schoolgirl

A schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in her home in London’s East End by a bogus caller claiming to be a plumber.

Yesterday, 14:38
Tony Juniper talks at Zen launch event

A green initiative set to pioneer eco-friendly business in heavily polluted Tech City has been launched by the three councils which take in the thriving area.

Yesterday, 13:00
Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Yesterday, 12:39
Child poverty in Tower Hamlets is worst in UK

Tower Hamlets has the highest child poverty rate in the country, with almost half the borough’s children living in sub-standard conditions.

Most read news

The family to which Ebola belongs could be as old as 23 million years.

The gaming industry’s answer to the Oscars has dished out its annual awards.

Potential female candidates are already being prepared for the upcoming diocese vacancies in Southwell, Nottingham, Gloucester and Oxford.

Watch the moment the Shadow Chancellor got interrupted by a daring arachnid.

Digital Edition

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