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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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January 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Videos | Your stories - (0 Comments)

Green City, Clean Waters Promo from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

Thames Water claim that their hugely disruptive proposed single ‘supersewer’ deep tunnel scheme is the only cost-effective solution to the sewage pollution into the River Thames.

They justify this claim by asserting that green infrastructure alternatives such as SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) would cost far more.

But actually this is not true. It’s a ‘cost con-trick’ on all Thames Water’s long-suffering customers – especially those who don’t even live in London. Here’s why:

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They plan to dump one of the huge main drilling sites for their planned ‘supersewer’ on a tiny riverside plot squeezed in the centre of the densely residential area around Carnwath Road – an area with hundreds of mainly young families, junior schools, shops and small businesses.

Time is running out – help us stop this. We need you to be one of many voices.

Thames Water do not need to use this site – there are far less costly and socially destructive alternatives.

Help us force Thames Water to think again.

If you only do one thing this year to protect your home, your health and your community, help us stop Thames Water from fouling Fulham for good….
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According to the Daily Mail TW “is an attractive investment because profits are effectively guaranteed by a regime that allows price rises every year.”

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

Super sewer in the news – 5 January

January 5th, 2012 | Posted by admin in In the news - (0 Comments)

Sir Patrick Stewart boldly battles supersewer http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24024779-sir-patrick-stewart-boldly-battles-supersewer.do