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Wapping Lido

On Wednesday 9th August Tower Hamlets Development Committee approved
plans for a lido at Brussels Wharf on a vote of 6-1.

We would to thank everyone for supporting our unique project and can
now look forward to getting the lido funded, built and open.

We will shortly be setting up a website for the lido where all plans,
updates and news will be posted.

Cinnamon Street planning application PA/15/03561

Since last year, the Turk’s Head has been supporting local residents to object to the application above for 41 flats across 3 sites. Site A is opposite Wapping Station. A link to the planning portal is here with all the correspondence and plans. Tower Hamlets Development Committee refused planning permission for this development last year, but the applicant has lodged an appeal which will be heard in December this year. The applicant for the proposal is Rail for London, which owns the land.

The appeal will be run by the Planning Inspectorate at Mulberry Place.


Last week TfL wrote to the Planning Inspectorate requesting that the hearing be brought forward because it believes that the Mayor’s housing delivery programme is a priority and it believes that a transport expert is not required for the hearing. Please see letter attached.

The Turk’s Head has written to the Mayor and the Planning Inspectorate requesting that the agreed timetable go ahead in December and allow due process to go ahead. Its statement against the appeal and letter to the Mayor are attached below. Have also attached Tower Hamlets Full Statement of case against the appeal and an earlier letter from TfL’s  infrastructure dept registering its concerns about the development plans.

Appeal doc for planning inspectorate

PA.15.03561 – LPA Full Statement of Case




It is hoped that as many residents as possible can attend the hearing in December and a flyer will be circulated a little later in the year.


Save Wapping Stairs Spacehive

The Turk’s Head has put forward a project – to restore Wapping Stairs, next to Wapping Station for crowdfunding – see the details below. The total, which is around £34,000 we hope will attract the Mayor of London’s crowdfund scheme, the deadline of which is September 25, and will make it a lot easier to get all the river stairs in Wapping restored and make the foreshore accessible to many more people. Make a pledge to get the stairs up and running


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Wapping Dock StairsWapping Dock Stair details

The Police’s new way with Dealing with ASB – and local meeting to discuss speeding cars in Wapping

Following on from the recent public meeting with the police in April Wapping residents have organised a meeting on Monday 5th June at Pollyanna Training Theatre, Raine House.  Please arrive at 6.30 pm. The full address is:

Pollyanna Training Theatre
Raine House
Raine St

Dangerous driving and speeding issues in Wapping is the focus of the meeting.


Also there will be a Police walkabout in Wapping this evening Friday June 2, meeting at the Post Office, Wapping Lane at 7pm.

Also the Police will be giving a presentation of its new ways of dealing with anti-social behaviour on Wednesday June 7 at the Idea Store, Whitechapel starting at 6.30pmAnti social behaviour presentation from the Police in Whitechapel

Thames Tideway Masterplan exhibition May 22

On Monday May 22 from 6.30 onwards there will be an overview of the masterplan for King Edward Memorial Park at the Shadwell Centre on the Highway. Staff from Tideway and Tower Hamlets Council will be available from 6.30 before a presentation at 7pm.

It’s important that as many people as possible look at the plans for the park and make their feelings known as it will be probably be the last chance to have any say over this beautiful park.

Wapping Summer Shindig July 15 2017

This year the Wapping Summer Shindig will be on Saturday July 15.  Stage activities start at 12 noon.

Ray Newton’s history walk will start at 10.30, starting place as yet to be confirmed

As always we will have a packed programme and will post very soon..

If anyone wants to get involved then please email us turksheadcharity@gmail.com