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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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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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Key Southwark Council committee says Seven Islands is “most plausible” site for new leisure centre

So, it appears that the committee tasked with holding Southwark Council to account agrees with us on a pretty major point. The Southwark Council Oversight and Scrutiny Committee in recent days said that “the most plausible option” for a new leisure … Continue reading

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Southwark Council promises to look again at alternatives to building leisure centre on wildlife area

We have received an email from Southwark Council with the good news that it will go back and look again at alternatives to its plan to knock down Seven Islands and construct a replacement leisure centre on the Surrey Quays wildlife area. The … 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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