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St George’s Pool Feasibility Study



In March last year, we commissioned a team of experts to conduct a feasibility study into refurbishing St George’s Pool which the Council closed in March 2020. The results showed that the pool could be refurbished and converted into an energy efficient facility. However, the Council rejected our plan and aim to go ahead with demolition and rebuilding a smaller facility surrounded by a housing development. The costs will likely go way beyond the £55 million budget as happened to Kingston Leisure Centre. We started a petition in 2020 and are still pressing for the Council to rethink its plans and refurbish the pool. This is a cheaper, quicker and more progressive way forward for the pool and the residents of Tower Hamlets – do sign it!



St George’s Pool

MyLondon March 22 2023

Recently, this news story was published on the MyLondon news website about Kingston Leisure Centre which was demolished earlier this year. The costs to rebuild it are now so prohibitive that Kingston Council will have to revise the specification for the replacement centre.

It is not unfeasible to see a similar scenario happening to St George’s Pools. A request from the local MP Apsana Begum about reopening the pool states that this will not happen until 2026 – which means it would have been closed for six years. Our refurbishment plan would have had the pool open by next year, with minimum energy costs, minimum disruption and a leisure centre that would have been exemplary.
Unlike Kingston we still have time to rethink the plans to demolish the pool, where the housing development should be relocated to a more appropriate site so residents’ lungs will not be damaged by pollution from the Highway. It is difficult to cease pressing the case for refurbishment and urge you to rethink before St George’s ends up like Kingston.

Wapping Summer Fete


Our summer spectacular is back on Saturday July 13 in Wapping Gardens, from 12-6pm. Ray Newton will be leading a walk form 11am, leaving from the Turk’s Head Cafe and heading towards Hermitage Basin. River police museum open 11-5pm.


All welcome

Wapping Summer Fete

Just to try out something different we are holding the Wapping Summer Shindig in Wapping Gardens this year and renaming it Wapping Summer Fete. It will be on Saturday July 13 from 12pm-6.

At 11am Ray Newton from the History of Wapping Trust, will lead a walk travelling from outside the Turk’s Head Cafe to Hermitage Basin, along Spirit Quay and finishing at Wapping Gardens. Come and learn about the docks that once inhabited this area. Also on that day, the River Police Museum will be open from 11am. On the stage we will have dancing, music and all kinds.

Do come!

Wapping Summer Shindog Pictures

Thank you to everyone who came to the Shindig, it was very hot and fun. Here are some pictures to prove it!



Young handlers, winners and runners up, with their dogs Wapping Shindig 2018 Dog Show

Young handlers, winners and runners up, with their dogs Wapping Shindig 2018 Dog Show

Young handlers, winners and runners up, with their dogs Wapping Shindig 2018 Dog Show

Young handlers, winners and runners up, with their dogs Wapping Shindig 2018 Dog Show

Young handlers, winners and runners up, with their dogs Wapping Shindig 2018 Dog Show

With thanks to Vickie Flores for her lovely photos

Shindig Raffle Prize Numbers


Wapping Sumer Shindig 2018
Raffle Prizes

Lunch for 2 at Smith’s Fish Restaurant                                                                           Green 726

Meal for 2 at River View Chinese                                                                                     Yellow 380

£45 voucher towards a Haircut at Wapping Hair Image                                             Yellow 287
in Fitness First

£45 voucher towards a treatment at the Little Beauty Spot                                          Green 964
in Fitness First

Dinner for 2 and bottle of wine at the Town of Ramsgate                                             Green 704

5 x 1 month memberships with access to Semi-Private Group Classes                        Yellow 162, Green  314, Green 471, Green 163, Yellow 130
courtesy of the Sporting Club

Bottle of Champagne – courtesy of 3R Ltd                                                                         Yellow 262

Voucher for Skylight at Tobacco Dock, 1 bottle of Prosecco and game of Petanque  Yellow 11

Free dance class at RDA – Ruggieri Dance Academy.                                   Yellow 86, Green 596, Yellow 121, Yellow 304, Yellow 10, Green 730
You can choose between Adults or Kids dance classes x6

One term of free ballet lessons for children at                                                                     Green 833
Clerkenwell School of Ballet

Bike Ride around London for 4                                                                                               Yellow 190