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The Secret History Of Newham Greenway

Monday, May 16th, 2016


The Story Of A Popular Cycling/Walking Route In Newham

Newham Greenway is a popular route for walkers and cyclists in East London, but is that all it is? Like many places in London, Newham Greenway has a story to tell. It’s easy to take where you live for granted and miss out on all the hidden depths of a city, and if you’re a visitor or worker too – how many of you look up and never look down at what’s in front or below you? It’s easy to be distracted when there are so many sights and sounds to explore, but there are many people who are fascinated at what lies beneath their feet, and in this case the secret history of Newham Greenway. So what is the Greenway, and where did it come from?

A Green And Pleasant Stretch Of Land

The Greenway is raised above the streets and was built on an embankment in the 1990’s. You’ll find the western end of the path at Wick Lane in the Old Ford area of Bow, and the eastern end at Royal Docks Road in Beckton. The path continues to the North towards Victoria Park, alongside Wick Lane Underpass, and it also crosses the boroughs of Stratford, West Ham, and Plaistow. This high level path was constructed as a footpath and cycleway, but is one of the nicer routes to travel, and was always intended to be a haven for wildlife. Not only will you get some worthwhile views along the route, but there are plenty of trees and shrubs to attract the birds and bees too. Points of interest along the 7.1 km route include the River Lea and Lea Navigation, Abbey Mills Pumping Station, and the Olympic Park. The Greenway benefitted from the

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London Drainage Facilities planned price increase from August 1st 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

London Drainage Facilities (LDF) write to keep all their customers aware of a planned price increase across some of their Standard Emergency and Pre-planned Drainage and Plumbing services – The increase is set to be phased in from August 1st 2016. The company hasn’t implemented a price change in 9 years, but with substantial growth sustained over the last few years so too has the company’s running costs and to remain a market leader the business states it must continue to invest in new technology, training and staff. Danny Fuller, Managing Director of LDF said: “Our customers can be rest assured, the increases are only marginal and have very little impact. We’ve made sure we still remain one of the most competitively priced drainage contractors around. Our intention is to simplify our charges, implement a small increase then start to re-invest in our company to improve on what we’ve already built. We are committed to providing our Customers with the very best service – Last year, 86% of our core business was formed by repeat clients. We aim to maintain this level of repeat custom but that’s going to take heavy investment to keep us on track.” The company would like to notify Customers with any active Drain Maintenance Agreements that these will not be affected by the planned price review; it’s simply an adjustment to reactive callout fees and other various planned services. If you have any questions about the above changes or would like to enquire about a London Drainage Facilities Service, please contact us today. 0800 612 2179 or via London Drainage Facilities thank-you for your support and continued business.

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