The next meeting will be at 1900 on Thursday 10th
August and all those wishing to support the campaign are
warmly invited. It will be at the Surrey Docks
Watersports Centre, Rope Street SE16 on the south side of
The Rotherhithe Millenium Festival is being held on
Sunday 20th August. That day will be very
appropriate to communicate the aims of the group, get
further feedback from residents who would not have been
at the public meeting and create awareness of the threat
to Canada Water.
A report was drafted by council officers and submitted to
the London Borough of Southwark Cabinet Meeting on 24th
July. The Cabinet member responsible for Regeneration,
Steve Lancashire made it clear that proposals contained
within the report did not have Council Approval. Plans
are being made for a detailed consultation process
between September and December this year. But the report
4.1 "mixed uses within a relatively high density"
5.1.2. " .physically possible to incorporate
improvements ..even a relocation of Canada Water
5.3 "could result in up to 5 million square feet
of mixed residential/retail/leisure/commercial floor
In the public meeting on the 6th July, the
items outlined above: high density, destruction of the
Canada Water Wildlife habitat and the sheer scale of the
developments were those most strongly rejected by
residents. We were surprised that Council Officers should
persist with them in their report to Cabinet. We are not
convinced that elected councillors and corporation
officers are singing from the same hymn sheet.
there is further commitment to a consultation process and
we in the Canada Water Campaign look forward to taking
DATES FOR THE DIARY
10th August Come to the
meeting. Be involved in your community, help save the
habitat and achieve plans for Canada Water that we, our
children and our grandchildren can be proud of.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN.
20th August Take part in the
leafletting, poster and public awareness campaign.