Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Meeting re Frogmore development plans for Leisure Park on Wednesday upstairs at the 22 Brunswick Quay

The Brunswick Quay Residents’ Association (BQRA) is holding a meeting to discuss the Frogmore plans for the Leisure Park, which is immediately behind their homes. Anyone interested in attending this meeting is welcome to attend at on Wednesday 30th July at 7pm at 22 Brunswick Quay.

I will be taking minutes at the meeting and will circulate the gist of these after the meeting.

South Dock Marina Terms and Conditions

A letter arrived yesterday, which is entitled South Dock Marina Consultation and New Terms and Conditions 18th July 2008.

I'd never heard of this, in spite of the fact that it assures me that "Most of you will be aware that we have been in consultation regarding the new Terms and Conditions for the past 11 months. This has involved SDM Management, residents, the South Dock Marina Berth Holders Association and other berth holders."

The Ts and Cs have been uploaded to the following address on Southwark Council's website (see below) and there is a hard copy in Rotherhithe Library on Albion Street and in the Lock Office at Rope Street. You have until 18th August 2008 to respond.

Proposed Bust Stop Accessibility Improvements - Redriff road near Onega Gate (entrance to Russia Dock Woodland)

A leaflet dropped through my letterbox a week or so ago giving details of proposed bus stop changes. The introduction of low floor buses throughout London, fitted with ramps for wheelchair users, has led to to a requirement for appropriate kerbside access to bus stops. A consultation is being held by Southwark Counil to receive comments regarding proposals to help improve bus stop accessibility in Redriff Road at the entrance to Russia Dock Woodland.

The proposed changed include moving the bus stop on the Russia Dock side to the north and adding new red surface dressing wand new footway surfacing. the opposite bus stop will be moved to the south, with the same changes. The gaps left by the old bus stops will be infilled to match the adjacent grass verge.

There’s no website address to point you to, and the illustration of the changes is on A3 so it is too big to scan, but you can see it on the door of the Moby Dick pub, thanks to Joe and Terry. If you want a copy you might try the email address given on the brochure itself: Responses must be in by Friday 1st August 2008.

Red Bull Air Race

The Red Bull Air Race, which will take place in London on the 2nd and 3rd August, will take place at the same time as the closure of the Jubilee Line, which will be suspended for engineering works from North Greenwich to Stratford. There will be a replacement bus service. The main sites for viewing the race are near West Silvertown and North Greenwich stations. Thanks to The Docklands newspaper for the heads up.

Redriff School celebrated its 100 year anniversary

Redriff Primary School was founded in 1908 in Cow Lane and was rebuilt twice - first in 1949 following Second World War bombing and again in 1990 as part of the docklands redevelopment project. Jon Surtees, in Southwark News, reports that old pupils joined current pupils and teachers to enjoy daytime and evening events including singing and dancing and a performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Congratulations to them.

Rotherhithe Angling Club summer holiday programme

The RAC has now launched its programme, which offers free events between 10.00 and 16.00 each Monday, Wednesday and Friday until August 29th 2008. These events will be held in the Canada Water dock in front of Decathlon.

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