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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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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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The latest from British Land and Bye bye trees, hello traffic

In December members of our campaign team met with representatives of British Land to get more information about the consultation process on the Canada Water Masterplan. The headline from the meeting is that British Land is proposing to turn Deal Porters Way … Continue reading

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Residents and Supporters meeting 12th October

Come along to the Mayflower TRA Hall in Neptune Street at 7pm to meet the group and some of your neighbours. We’ll be serving food and drink and bringing the community up to speed on our campaign so far. If … Continue reading

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Canada Water Consultative Forum criticises Southwark Council plan at committee meeting

The Canada Water Consultative Forum was set up in 2000 to consider all the major plans and policies relating to the regeneration of the Canada Water area. Its chair, Pauline Adenwalla, gave evidence to Southwark Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Campaign to save Seven Islands leisure centre and Surrey Quays wildlife area appears to win concession

Last Monday’s meeting of the Southwark Council overview and scrutiny meeting gave us the chance to put the residents’ view to the council and listen to Councillor Mark Williams defend his decision to push for a resiting of the Seven Islands … Continue reading

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Two more articles reporting on the battle to refurbish Seven Islands leisure centre and save the wildlife area

Southwark News has run another article on our cause, this time focusing on the strong case for refurbishing the Seven Islands leisure centre rather than tearing it down and building a new one on a wildlife area just metres from residents’ … Continue reading

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Southwark News reports on our battle to stop the wildlife area being cut down

The influential Southwark News local paper has run a piece on our fight to protect the wildlife area from destruction by Southwark Council and British Land this week. It has run both online and in a page eight spread in … Continue reading

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Choice of Seven Islands replacement site: a done deal?

When Southwark Council went public last week on its plan to cut down a wildlife area containing dozens of trees to build a replacement for Seven Islands leisure centre, it said there would be time to lobby it before a decision was made on … Continue reading

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Southwark Council goes public on its plan to cut down wildlife area

Southwark Council has today published a report that publicly confirms its plan to cut down a wildlife area containing dozens of trees in order to build a replacement for the Seven Islands leisure centre. It is a deeply flawed plan for myriad reasons … Continue reading

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