In April, planning inspectors were given the go ahead for the next stage of the super sewer’s development.

We will be able to voice our concerns in public meetings in September but first you need to register, quick it closes on 28 May.

There will be drop-in sessions over the next week:

  • Hammersmith Town Hall, May 15 from 2pm-5pm
  • Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road,  May 23, from 5pm-8pm


We’ve joined up with Clean Thames campaign.  We want a Clean Thames, delivered in a sustainable way:

  • As soon as possible – waiting another 10+ years is not an option!
  • At a cost affordable to all
  • Delivered in the greenest possible way
  • Paving the way to intelligent green infrastructure, suitable to address the storm- and waste-water challenges of the 21stcentury

Read more about the issues at stake, then read through Clean Thames’ solutions.

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Today, Thames Water announced that they are going ahead with the Super sewer despite the groundswell of people against the plans, including Mayor Boris Johnson.

Even though thousands of local residents responded to the consultation, Thames Water are still going ahead with the plans. This just shows that the “consultation” was a farce, a tickbox exercise and residents views were not listened to.

Thames Water acknowledge that many people had ‘concerns regarding the costs of the project and how it will be funded, including queries regarding the effects on customers’ bills’ but incredibly, believe that ‘no new information’ was given that would make them change their plans.

Over 3,100 people responded to the Carnwath Road site this compares to 1,519 to King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore, 387 to Barn Elms, 171 on the Putney Bridge foreshore and 639 on Chambers wharf.

Well done, and thank you, to everyone who commented on the Carnwath Road site.

So, why didn’t Thames Water provide a breakdown of sentiment of the sites? They could have easily  shown the numbers or percentage of positive, neutral and negative comments. I suspect it would show the overwhelming community support to ditch the project.

So what can we do? Please contact Boris Johnson and push him to review the consultation.

Good news, Boris is seeing sense over the super sewer! He has promised a full consultation on the project.

Boris said in the Evening Standard

It is vital that we clean up the Thames and I am committed to support measures that achieve this. But I am increasingly concerned over the rising cost that it will impose on Londoners, already hard hit by the current economic climate, and also the severe disruption for many people in some parts of London. We need greater clarity on whether this is indeed the best scheme that could be devised.

Read the full story.

(This is a copy of our enewsletter sent this week.)

Next week we have the opportunity to show Boris Johnson just how much our community opposes the super sewer in Fulham.

On Wednesday 7th March Boris is bringing his ‘Mayor’s Question Time’ event to Hammersmith Town Hall from 7pm to 9pm.
With only two months to go until he faces the voters in the mayoral elections, we think that Boris is taking his support for granted in Hammersmith & Fulham. For a man who claims to represent all of London, he has done a very public job of supporting the campaign to move the construction site from Barn Elms and dump it in Fulham.
Boris is far from guaranteed to get re-elected and he needs reminding of that.
Entry to the event is free but you must pre-register for a ticket using this link Mayor’s Question Time
It is essential that we have a presence at this event to remind Boris that we do not want our community destroyed when there are other, more suitable sites available like Kirtling Street in Battersea. Representatives of the Stop them Shafting Fulham campaign are taking a delegation, supported by Greg Hands MP, to a face-to-face meeting with Boris just two days later on 9th March.
We want to go to that meeting with Boris already under no misapprehension about the scale of opposition in Fulham.
As well as attending the event and trying to ask Boris some pertinent questions we also want to make sure he receives a proper welcome when he arrives at the event. We want as many volunteers as possible to stand outside the Town Hall when the Mayor of London arrives, holding our ‘Stop the Sewer’ banner and more of our famous balloons.
If you can spare even half an hour on Wednesday evening to come and tell Boris what you think then please let us know.

Thank you

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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:


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.


… over 1,000 questionnaires already completed!

Thank you to everybody who turned out on Saturday to support our campaign action day, we were overwhelmed by the help we received from local residents.

On Saturday Fulham residents went out to campaign to save their neighbourhoods with an Action Day against the Thames Super Sewer.
Volunteers manned stands at Fulham Broadway and Sainsbury’s Sands End, speaking to hundreds of local people to explain why we oppose Thames Water’s plans.
We were a little shocked to learn how many people still didn’t know about this  threat  to our community, highlighting how poor Thames Waters consultation has been and how little they care about the views of local people.

The Hammersmith & Fulham Chronicle sent a photographer to capture the events on the day with a photo call of local children and residents beside our new banner on Wandsworth Bridge.
Already over 1,000 local people have completed our questionnaire, with more signing up every day.
All of them have recorded their opposition to Thames Water’s plans to build a massive construction site on Carnwath Road and devastate our local neighbourhood for years.
With this level of local opposition arrayed against them we can force Thames Water to think about the harm their proposals will do and the enormous fight they will face if they go ahead.
Our campaign now has momentum and widespread support for a final push before the consultation deadline on 10th February. We will be writing to you again later this week with details of our next action day and other campaign activities.
In the meantime, 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, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FulhamSewer
We can stop this but only with your support.

Thank you

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089538/China-buys-10-cent-stake-Britains-biggest-water-company.html

And in the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/utilities/9026906/Santander-sells-Thames-Water-stake-to-China.html