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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

The Great Get Together Sunday June 18

On Sunday June 18 we will be celebrating the Great Get Together in honour of Wapping resident Jo Cox who was murdered last year. The nationwide event which has been organised by Jo’s husband Brendan is an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate community.

Our event will be in Wapping Gardens, next to the Turk’s Head Cafe from 4-6pm. Bring your own food or enjoy tea and cake with us!

Do come



1610 The Great Get Together Poster A4

Wapping Lido at Shadwell Basin

Please see below the comments and ideas that emerged from the second consultation for a public lido at Shadwell Basin.

We have submitted a planning application to Tower Hamlets Council which will be posted on the website shortly.

Lido Consultation June 2016


Soft play for children in the café or after school arts and crafts

Swimming/Life saving lessons


Noise – across the basin

Parking – travel assessments to be included in the planning application

Talk to LBTH about better parking enforcement

Restaurant – not a venue for hire or live music

Litter collection between station and Lido

Noise and lighting concerns

Long-term upkeep – making sure it stays beautiful and used.
Late night functions noise


It will be great to have a Lido in Wapping

Great – fully support

Best thing to happen in Wapping

Brilliant idea – can’t wait to use it

Terrific Social Enterprise – bringing community together through well-being