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Activists who went to the High Court to get Newham councillors to re-pay millions for the failed Pleasure Gardens scheme have failed - and told not bring any further legal challenges without the permission of a judge.

The east London-based Communities United Party has been hit with a rare civil restraint order and told to curb its litigation which has seen nine "truly hopeless claims" since 2011.


It was supposed to be summer wonderland, an added extra to the excitement of the Olympics.


After the failure of London Pleasure Gardens and Greenwich's Peninsula festival, another pop-up has thrown in the towel.

Regeneration scheme Industri[us] held a site next to Canning Town station and looked to profit on the footfall between the transport hub and the Excel centre. But, as LPG discovered, everyone was either focussed getting to the Games or staying away.

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A three-year work contract with on-the-job training was what these young east Londoners were offered at the London Pleasure Gardens.

After the owner of the site went into administration just four weeks after opening, they and 200 other bar workers had all that hope - and money - snatched away from them.

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London Pleasure Gardens has entered administration just a few weeks after arriving at the Royal Docks.

The initiative, labelled an 'evolving cultural destination' and aimed at bringing a Victorian-style amusement park to east London, has struggled to attract sufficient numbers.