Saturday 23 April 2011 12.58am
FYI, there are some major industrial works that could happen in Chambers Wharf, adjacent to St Michael's RC, to dig the Thames "Super Sewer". These could begin in 2013, last for at least 7 years and be followed by a further 3-4 years of residential construction (so the area could be a massive building site until 2023/4).
This raises several concerns:
* Pupils' health (particularly respiratory) could be adversely affected. A DEFRA equality impact assessment of the works admits that under 25s are more at risk.
* The noise and proximity of the site might affect children's academic results.
* Heavy site traffic could also pose a threat to children.
A campaign has been launched to look for alternatives to these major proposed works: http://www.saveyourriverside.org
. You might also want to check with the school's management.