Survey shows overwhelming local opposition to plan to relocate Seven Islands

The Canada Water West Residents Action Group has canvassed more than 100 residents in Lower Road, Ann Moss Way, Gomm Road, Hothfield Place, Hithe Grove, China Hall Mews, Courthope House and Orchid House.

No-one was supportive of the plans to relocate the leisure centre. The majority of those canvassed were unaware of them before we brought it to their attention.

The survey was part of a presentation to Southwark Council’s Oversight and Scrutiny Committee by action group member Tom Holder earlier this month, in which he also highlighted the historical significance of the Seven Islands site, which was the Rotherhithe Slippers Baths as long ago as 1880.

He also drew attention to the crazy circular argument being deployed by Southwark Council: namely, that it did not make financial sense to rebuild the leisure centre because the council had decided to move it!

You can read his submission here. Or watch the video of his testimony above.

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