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Advice for responding to the Canada Water Masterplan

What is it? A hybrid application which is in outline for most of the huge 45-acre site of Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and car park and the Surrey Quays Leisure Park behind it but detailed for three sites: A1 is … Continue reading

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Other Open Space: a new campaign for Ada’s Garden

Canada Water West Residents Action Group is encouraging our supporters to request ‘Other Open Space’ status for Ada’s Garden, the woodland on the western edge of the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. The site was previously under threat of destruction to make way for … Continue reading

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Seven Islands in its heyday: what we’ve lost and what we need to fight for

A supporter recently sent me the  official opening brochure from 1965 for the Seven Islands Leisure Centre (then called the Rotherhithe Baths and Assembly Hall). With the Centre currently shut for refurbishment and its future uncertain, it is fascinating to be … Continue reading

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Council has change of heart on leisure centre site

After over a year of campaigning, we were delighted to hear today from Mark Williams, Cabinet Member for New Homes and Regeneration, that he has changed his mind about the Council’s ‘preferred’ site for a new leisure centre for Canada … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Gardening event attracts the attention of the Evening Standard

Under the headline “Campaigners across London fight to save their community’s green spaces” the Evening Standard featured our campaign to save Ada’s Garden in a video published online on 29th April. You can watch the video here and see footage … Continue reading

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Residents dedicate threatened wildlife area to famed local campaigner Ada Salter

Yesterday supporters of Canada Water West gathered to unveil a beautiful  handcrafted oak sign to rename a wildlife area, situated on the edge of the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, “Ada’s Garden”. We are highlighting the importance of the site to the … Continue reading

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Consultation now open: speak up to save our trees!

Southwark Council has now opened its consultation on its plan to cut down dozens of trees and destroy a wildlife area to move the Seven Islands leisure centre to a vastly inferior site. You can find the consultation by clicking here. … Continue reading

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