At its meeting on Monday night Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council agreed to contribute £5,000 to the Save Your Riverside campaign.

“We are currently raising money from the community for legal expenses and other expertise to help us put the best case possible  to the Planning Inspectorate against the use of Chambers Wharf as a drilling and reception site for the super sewer,” said Save Your Riverside in a statement this week.

“We have also secured the help of people in Wapping who will be greatly impacted by the noise of the work across the river.

“Some local residents have received notices from Thames Water about the probable necessity of altering their homes to mitigate the impact of noise and possibly moving them away from the community during the worst of times.

“People opposed to the use of Chambers Wharf have an opportunity for a preliminary talk with the Planning Inspectorate on 8 May in Southwark on the procedure of consultation.”

An all-day drop-in session at 160 Tooley Street will be followed by an evening presentation at Glaziers Hall.

Save Your Riverside will hold a public meeting at City Hall on Thursday 6 June at 7 pm, chaired by Val Shawcross AM and addressed by Labour and Lib Dem politicians.

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