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Wapping Quilt Project

 

Photograph by Jack and Jess of Hall Studio see jack@hall.photo

 

The Wapping Quilt project was a complete triumph as you can see by the photo. Hopefully it will go to a permanent home in Wapping which will be advertised at Wapping Station. We are starting a new quilting project from the middle of February and if anyone wants to learn to crochet, there will be a free session on Saturday 10 February at the Jesuit Refugee Service on Chandler St from 1.30. All welcome!

What we want for Wapping

On 4 October, the Turk’s Head held a public meeting at Raines House to discuss issues affecting local residents and recommendations to solve some of those issues. We have collated the information here

What we want for Wapping suggestions 4:10:23

 

The next step is to see how we can implement the changes and create sustainable solutions to make life better. If you are interested in seeking these solutions do get in touch turksheadcharity@gmail.com

Meeting at St George’s in the East re St George’s Pools

The letters above regarding a consultation about the swimming pool and the housing development have been sent out to some people but it appears random. I have contacted the head of capital delivery and the head of the swimming pool project as to why it wasn’t posted on the Council’s website about the future of St George’s. They have not answered. Do come if you are able.

What we want for Wapping OPEN MEETING 4 OCTOBER

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WHAT WE WANT FOR WAPPING

Everyone living or working in Wapping is invited to an open meeting to discuss what can be done to make life better in the area.

ITS ON WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 7-9PM, RAINES HOUSE E1W 3RL

The Turk’s Head Charity works independently to improve Wapping and the neighbouring areas

If you can’t make the meeting, drop an email with your views
to turksheadcharity@gmail.com

WAPPING IS OUR HOME AND WE WANT IT TO PROSPER SO PLEASE COME

 

WAPPING SUMMER SHINDIG SATURDAY 15 JULY 2023

Hello friends

The Wapping Summer Shindig is this Saturday from 11-7. Ray Newton will lead a history walk from outside of the the Turk’s Head cafe on Green Bank at 11 am. The River Police Museum will be open from 11-4 and on Wapping Green there will be a stage show starting at 2pm with live music, line dancing and plenty of stalls and raffle prizes to be won – do come! The theme is country and western so put on your best bib and tucker and mosey on down to E1W 2QG!

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St George’s Pool Feasibility Study

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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!

 

https://www.change.org/p/tower-hamlets-borough-council-make-st-george-s-pools-fit-for-the-next-50-years?recruiter=1137743208&recruited_by_id=8283da60-d584-11ea-ab34-4b6fb230791f&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=petition_dashboard

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.