Come to our meeting: Community Links, Canning Town; Thursday 9 June, 7pm

Canning Town street sign

Roads in Newham and Tower Hamlets will be flooded with new traffic from the Silvertown Tunnel

We’re holding a public meeting in Canning Town on Thursday 9 June, and we’d love to see you there.

TfL’s Silvertown Tunnel plans will dump new traffic in Silvertown, Canning Town and Poplar, providing a new route for HGVs to cross the river and add to pollution and congestion in communities close to its northern exit.

The £1bn tunnel will also do nothing to ease the southbound queues that back up past schools and homes on the A12 towards Bow. And the queues that build up for events at the ExCel centre will only get worse. The video below shows a queue over the Lower Lea Crossing during last year’s Baby Show.

So we’re holding a new meeting at Community Links, 105 Barking Road E16 4HQ at 7pm on Thursday 9 June. We’ll have speakers from both sides of the Thames who will outline the threat the tunnel poses – and what you can do about it. Want to invite friends? Use our Facebook event page.

Community Links is a short walk from Canning Town Tube and DLR station – if you’re coming from south of the river, it’s just one stop up from North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line, or a few stops from Woolwich Arsenal on the DLR. Buses 5, 69, 115, 276, 300, 330 and 541 stop outside.

There’s also an opportunity to put concerns about the tunnel directly to Sadiq Khan at the State of London debate, at the O2 in Greenwich on Thursday 30 June. Tickets are free for the event, which begins at 7pm.

Canning Town by Nico Hogg published under Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC 2.0.