King Edward Memorial Park

King Edward VII Memorial Park
King Edward Memorial Park is a public open space in Wapping, within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the northern bank of the River Thames.wikipedia
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King Edward Memorial Park is a public open space in Wapping, within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the northern bank of the River Thames.
It also has a Royal Navy shore establishment base on the riverfront called HMS President and home to Tobacco Dock and King Edward Memorial Park.

The Highway

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The preferred route takes it past this park, and Thames Water proposed that part of the park should be used for construction of the tunnel, leaving a permanent access road through the park from The Highway and a ventilation shaft built on an extension to the foreshore.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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King Edward Memorial Park is a public open space in Wapping, within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the northern bank of the River Thames.

River Thames

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King Edward Memorial Park is a public open space in Wapping, within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, on the northern bank of the River Thames.

Edward VII

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It was opened in 1922 in memory of King Edward VII.

Hectare

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With an area of 3.3 hectares, it is the 11th largest park in Tower Hamlets.

Green Flag Award

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Along with a few others in the borough, it has received the Green Flag Award for quality, and is considered to have good biodiversity value.

Biodiversity

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Along with a few others in the borough, it has received the Green Flag Award for quality, and is considered to have good biodiversity value.

Bandstand

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The park includes a bandstand, waterfront benches, children's play area, bowling green, all weather football pitch and tennis courts.

Thames Path

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The Thames Path passes through the park.

George V

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King Edward Memorial Park was opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary with the following dedication:

Mary of Teck

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King Edward Memorial Park was opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary with the following dedication:

Hugh Willoughby

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In May 1533, Sir Hugh Willoughby set off from what is now the park with three ships in search for the Northeast Passage to India.

Northern Sea Route

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In May 1533, Sir Hugh Willoughby set off from what is now the park with three ships in search for the Northeast Passage to India.

Thames Water

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Thames Water has proposed to build a new sewer relief tunnel along the Thames, to avoid discharging sewage into the river as frequently as is currently necessary.

Sewage

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Thames Water has proposed to build a new sewer relief tunnel along the Thames, to avoid discharging sewage into the river as frequently as is currently necessary.

Intertidal zone

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The preferred route takes it past this park, and Thames Water proposed that part of the park should be used for construction of the tunnel, leaving a permanent access road through the park from The Highway and a ventilation shaft built on an extension to the foreshore.

Brownfield land

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The community has come together and created an action group that opposes the plans for the park and asks Thames Water to build on a brownfield site instead.

Lutfur Rahman (politician)

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In response to the campaign, many councillors and Cabinet Members have spoken against this project and Mayor Lutfur Rahman himself is a supporter of the SaveKEMP campaign.

Jim Fitzpatrick (politician)

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The plan is also being officially opposed by Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse who said, "I have been impressed by the energy and vigour of local people, for whom King Edward VII Memorial Park is an important part of their lives. The current proposal will turn one of London's vital green lungs into an industrial site and leave a permanent scar on the banks of the river. Thames Water needs to listen, to do its homework more thoroughly, and to come back with alternatives. Yes to reducing water pollution; yes to keeping King Edward VII Memorial Park green."

Poplar and Limehouse (UK Parliament constituency)

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The plan is also being officially opposed by Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse who said, "I have been impressed by the energy and vigour of local people, for whom King Edward VII Memorial Park is an important part of their lives. The current proposal will turn one of London's vital green lungs into an industrial site and leave a permanent scar on the banks of the river. Thames Water needs to listen, to do its homework more thoroughly, and to come back with alternatives. Yes to reducing water pollution; yes to keeping King Edward VII Memorial Park green."

Wapping railway station

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The nearest stations are Wapping or Shadwell on the London Overground, and Shadwell on the Docklands Light Railway.

Shadwell railway station

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The nearest stations are Wapping or Shadwell on the London Overground, and Shadwell on the Docklands Light Railway.

London Overground

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The nearest stations are Wapping or Shadwell on the London Overground, and Shadwell on the Docklands Light Railway.

Shadwell DLR station

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The nearest stations are Wapping or Shadwell on the London Overground, and Shadwell on the Docklands Light Railway.