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What can I do?

February 20th, 2012 | Posted by admin in What you can do to help - (0 Comments)

Now that the consultation has closed, we need you to help us keep the pressure on.

You can:

  • Complete one of our pre-addressed postcards to send to Greg Hands MP and Boris Johnson
  • Tweet Greg Hands, Boris Johnson letting them know we need to stop the #supersewer
  • Email Boris and Greg
Write to Boris:
Boris Johnson
Mayor of London
Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen’s Walk
More London
London SE1 2AA

Write to Greg:
Greg Hands MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

Thames Water consultation closes

As the Thames Water consultation deadline loomed on Friday 10th February, SSF campaigners handed over more than 2,500 survey responses to Thames Water representative Phil Stride at an event on the corner of Wandsworth Bridge Road and Carnwath Road.

SSF representative were joined by pupils from Thomas’s School, Greg Hands MP, Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh (Leader, LBH&F) and Cllr Nick Botterill (Deputy Leader, LBH&F).

As Phil Stride arrived to receive our responses, children and politicians joined in a rousing chant of “No to the sewer!” before handing over boxes full of completed surveys. You can read a report from the H&F Chronicle here.

The number of people who turned out for the handover on a freezing February morning showed Thames Water just how determined we are to fight their proposals.
We are extremely grateful to the staff, children and parents of Thomas’s school for supporting us – a clear demonstration that people are starting to understand just what a huge impact this scheme would have on our community.

We are still counting up and tallying the final few surveys which arrived late in the day but we expect to be well over 2,600. In comparison, during the phase 1 consultation, Barn Elms residents submitted just over 600 survey responses.

But the campaign does not stop here. Although 10th February was the official deadline for Thames Water’s consultation we will to continue to campaign to force Thames Water to think again.

What can you do?

The immediate priority is to maintain as much pressure as possible on the politicians so we want as many people as possible to complete one of our pre-addressed postcards to send to Greg Hands MP and Boris Johnson. Early next week we will let you know about our future plans.

In the meantime if you would like to get involved in the campaign or would like to contribute any suggestions or ideas please email us at stopthesewer@cascadepr.co.uk

Thank you

3 days left…

February 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin in In the news | What you can do to help - (0 Comments)

…to stop Thames Water from devastating our neighbourhood

There are only 3 days to go until the deadline expires for Thames Water’s consultation on using Carnwath Road as a main construction site for the Super Sewer.
Sadly we have not succeeded in our attempt to have the consultation deadline extend.
The water minister Richard Benyon has written to Boris Johnson to say that it would cost too much to change the timetable and that he has no power to instruct Thames Water.
We will continue to challenge this decision but in the meantime we must focus all of our attention and energies on collecting as many responses as possible to Thames Water’s consultation before Friday.Fulham is not the right location for a giant construction site that will run 24/7 for seven years, let alone a concrete box that will ensure our riverside is blighted forever more:

  • NO TO  29,000 EXTRA LORRIES ON FULHAM’S ROADS
  • NO TO  4,500 CHILDREN AT SCHOOL WITHIN 1,500M OF THE SITE
  • NO TO  AIR POLLUTION RISKING OUR HEALTH
  • NO TO  CONSTRUCTION SITE RUNNING 24/7 FOR 7 YEARS
  • NO TO  STOPPING THE REGENERATION OF FULHAM’S RIVERSIDE

URGENT: Send us your questionnaire

Please complete our questionnaire and send it in to using the freepost address. On the afternoon of Friday 10th February a group of capaigners along with Greg Hands MP and local councillors will be handing over all your responses to a representative of Thames Water so we need to have received all completed questionnaires by then. We have produced a shorter version of the Thames Water Survey which can be completed online in less than 5 minutes, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fulhamsewer.

We need everyone to continue to spread the word about the threat from Thames Water and get all your friends, neighbours and work colleagues to complete the questionnaire before 10th February.  Please note, you must provide your name and address so that Thames Water will formally register the correspondence. If you would prefer to complete their consultation, go to:www.thamestunnelconsultation.co.uk

So far, we have received over 1,700 completed questionnaires, a fantastic achievement, but we still need more.

What next for the campaign?

This week we are focussing solely on collecting as many completed questionnaires as possible but we have already begfun planning the next steps in our campaign and will issue another newsletter next week with more details of how you can get involved.

We can stop this but only with your support.

Thank you

In the news February

February 2nd, 2012 | Posted by admin in In the news - (0 Comments)

The human cost of Thames Water’s super sewer plans for south Fulham will be ‘too high and too much to bear’ if they are not reversed, according to the local council.

In a stark warning Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council’s deputy leader, Cllr Nick Botterill, has spoken out against Thames Water’s plans to dump the main west London ‘drive shaft’ on the tight-knit residential community around Carnwath Road.

Greg Hands said: “Thousands of local residents already have, but we need as many as possible to drive the message home. Please take a moment to respond now, rather than living with 6 or more years of heavy construction on your doorstep. 

We must make Thames Water think again about using Carnwath Road.”

This is an astonishingly detailed tear down of the entire Thames Tunnel Project by Chris Binnie. Chris was the man who came up with the idea of the tunnel in the first place. This is a long document but you must read it IF you want a factual basis for your objections to the scheme.