In the summer Tower Hamlets Council published its masterplan for Shadwell Park, also known as King Edward Memorial Park. Thames Tideway which is conducting the works for the new supersewer has allocated £3 million to the project to offset the impact on the park and the duration of time the works will take – until 2020/21.
The Community Liaison Working Group which meets with Tideway bi-monthly believes that the scheme Tower Hamlets has devised could be greatly improved with more input from local residents in what they want for their park. To do this the working group is running an intensive planning weekend and has invited designers, landscape architects and cost consultants, people from the council and Tideway to come together and produce a scheme that is the most fitting for this unique riverside park.
A leaflet should reach every address in Shadwell and Wapping by the first week of October with all the details. In order to make the park one that everyone is proud of, as many local residents as possible should attend. The programme starts on Friday October 13 at 6.30pm at Shadwell Basin Centre, Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road E1W 3TD.
Here is a link to the masterplan
Here is a link to the details and times for the planning weekend
A bright future for Shadwell Park