Tag Archives: Swimming

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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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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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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