Predictable practical problems with the Prescott Lock, compounded by financial conditions, are "making barge traffic unviable", it was reported at a November meeting of the Thames River Users Consultative Forum.
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Fri, 26/12/2008 - 02:13.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
(Open letter to Mr Jacques Rogge - President. International Olympic Committee)
Dear Jacques Rogge
Hi – you probably haven’t heard of us - but we are the residents of Leabank Square in Hackney Wick – right opposite your Olympic 2012 site.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 08/11/2008 - 13:57.
On 15th October Shona Abantu-Choudhury posted the statement below on the noise and dust at Leabank Square on the Leabank Square Blogspot along with pictures of the machinery at work. You can see what other residents have to say by following the 'comments' link below his statement on the blogspot. Shona and his wife Nadira were also interviewed by BBC News. This follows earlier reports contained in More ‘Anecdotal’ Complaints of Noise and Dust from Leabank Square Residents about the situation at Leabank Square. Residents are increasingly concerned at the steadily diminishing legacy they and others in Hackney Wick will inherit once the Games are over. Having lost a vital green space at Arena Fields they are now worried the promised replacement parkland will not materialise.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 21/10/2008 - 00:53.
The designs for the Olympic Parklands looked very impressive at the recent public consultations.
When they appear in reality they may prove a disappointment on the basis of their trial run at Marsh Lane Fields. To get planning permission for the temporary replacement for the demolished Manor Garden Allotments on the Olympic site, there was no place for modest claims.
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Mon, 20/10/2008 - 23:06.
The Berlin Wall-style gradual enhancement of the Olympic Park perimeter has advanced again recently.
This could be some sort of trial section or the start of a program of replacement which will continue along the boundary.
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Thu, 02/10/2008 - 15:35.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 02/10/2008 - 13:40.
Residents in Hackney Wick have protested at the dust and noise being produced from the Olympic Park. The statement reproduced below was sent on Sunday 6th July to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, David Higgins, Chief Executive of the ODA and Sebastian Coe, along with other relevant officials and representatives, by Sona Abantu-Choudhury on behalf of the Leabank Square Residents Association about the disturbance being caused by work on the Olympic site.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 08/07/2008 - 01:09.
A judgement made today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could mean that London’s Olympics will either be built on poverty wages or not at all as industrial unrest spreads, say Unite, the UK’s largest trade union.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Wed, 09/04/2008 - 14:26.