Carriageway resurfacing works in Seysell Street (29th June – 1st July 2020)

Tower Hamlets are planning to undertake resurfacing work on Seysell Street. The work is expected to commence on 29th June and complete 1st July. The hours of works will be between 8am and 5pm every day.

During the hours above all on-street parking bays will be closed and there will be no vehicular access.

It will still be possible to access Saunders Ness Road and Plymouth Wharf during this time using either Glenworth Avenue or Glenaffric Avenue further down.

However, those utilising on-street permit parking spaces outside Plymouth Wharf may find this busier than normal and struggle to locate a space. If this affects you then you may wish to make alternative temporary arrangements in advance. The parking regulations at Plymouth Wharf remain unchanged during this time.

Anyone wishing to discuss the carriageway works should direct these to Tower Hamlets directly and not to PWRA. The contact at Tower Hamlets for the works is jeff.aghoghogbe@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Parking regulations

We have recently received a number of complaints from residents around parking on the development. The parking regulations are already stated within the Lease (shared with owners – [clause 4(n)] ) and the Residents Handbook (available to owners and tenants). For awareness we are also sharing these regulations here:

Defined parking areas

Each flat is provided a specific allocated space in the area outside the block or around the central garden. The allocated spaces are defined within the Lease and Residents Handbook. For privacy reasons we do not publish the space allocation publicly here but owners and tenants can contact directors@plymouthwharf.com if unsure.

Each house is provided space on their forecourt for parking in addition to garage.

There are also a number of allocated “visitor” bays around the central garden, each one is clearly marked with a sign saying “visitor”.

Parking outside of the allocated areas is not permitted. The only exception being emergency vehicles or if explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.

Use of allocated parking spaces

The following regulations are outlined in the Residents Handbook:

  1. Parking for the flats is in allocated spaces around the blocks and garden in accordance with the provisions of each of the Owner’s leases
  2. Flat Owners have exclusive right to use their own parking space.  Flat Owners shall not park their vehicles in other people’s allocated parking spaces – this will amount to trespass – unless they have explicit permission to do so from the corresponding owner
  3. There shall be no parking in such a way as to obstruct access to and from a resident’s allocated parking space – or allocated visitor bay
  4. Parking for the houses is in their own garages and on their own forecourts.  House Owners shall not park their vehicles in other people’s allocated parking spaces – this will amount to trespass – unless they have explicit permission to do so from the corresponding owner
  5. The Lease does provide that the five visitors’ bays may be used, if vacant, on a short-term basis only.  If these are full, then parking shall be outside the development  
  6. No parking is permitted at each end of the centre garden island as this restricts access of emergency vehicles.  No parking of bicycles or vehicles on the communal pedestrian areas  
  7. No  parking of bicycles in the flat block corridors or stairwells, nor the chaining of bicycles to railings, as maintenance of these areas is the responsibility of PWRA. There are two cycling racks to the left and right as you enter the main gates where you can park your bikes 
  8. Commercial vehicles cannot be parked anywhere on the development – unless explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
  9. Owners and Tenants are responsible for ensuring that their visitors comply with the parking regulations set out in the above paragraph.  The maximum stay for visitors’ vehicles in the visitor’s bays shall be 48 hours per week, after this time any visitor shall remove their vehicle from the Wharf – unless explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
  10. It is not permitted for residents to utilise their allocated space for commercial purposes or to rent it out for use by other people who do not reside on the development
  11. Any vehicle parked on the development must comply with government regulations – specifically be: registered with the DVLA, have up-to-date vehicle tax, have a current MOT and be roadworthy

Speed limit and direction of travel

The speed of vehicles in the Wharf shall not exceed 10 mph and vehicles shall comply with the one way system, which is clockwise from the Saunders Ness Road entrance.

Enforcement

PWRA board of directors will take action to enforce breaches of the parking regulations; including application of penalty fines, reporting to the police or even legal action if necessary.

Use of visitor bays and communal areas for parking is monitored regularly including via CCTV system where security or safety is a concern.

With regards to unauthorised use of private allocated spaces by others, we rely on residents to report this as we do not maintain a list of vehicles and their owners. Any resident whose space is being used without their permission can report this to directors@plymouthwharf.com. All emails will be treated in confidence.

Longer term we are looking to introduce a parking permit system to enable more effective policing of parking.

Annual Plymouth Wharf BBQ – 2nd November

If you were wondering what happened to the annual PWRA Summer BBQ this year, don’t worry you haven’t missed it. Unfortunately, our organising committee couldn’t find a suitable date in the summer so we will be having a Winter BBQ instead. It might be a bit colder but as a consolation we will be having some fireworks to go along with it.

To keep things easier PWRA will only be supplying the BBQ, charcoal and fireworks so please bring food and drink (we will provide plates, sauces and some buns).

Update on Thames Water work and irrigation system installation

The work by Thames Water on installing a water system for Plymouth Wharf at each end of the estate is due to be completed this week between Feb 28th– March 2nd. Obviously this will be dependent on the weather!

The irrigation system is then due to be installed next week starting March 5th. It is expected to take approx. 5 days.

Paviors will need to be lifted temporarily to make links from the top river bed to the middle bed and from the middle bed, at each end and on both sides, to the flower beds. This will not affect anyone’s car parking space but it may be necessary at times to drive the wrong way round the Wharf.

If you cannot reach your parking space at any time please park at either end of the Wharf, or in the Visitors spaces or in a space that you know is empty.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf river crossing consultation

Transport for London are seeking views on proposals for a new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new crossing is proposed to provide a “safe, attractive and direct route for pedestrians and cyclists, reducing journey times and encouraging more active travel among the growing communities on both sides of the river”.

For full details and to share your views, please visit tfl.gov.uk/R2CW-crossing

The consultation is open until Monday 8 January 2018.

“Ask the Mayor” and ASDA development update

(Edited and reposted from Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Forum)

There will an ‘Ask the Major’ event being held in the gym of George Greens school on 7th March.

Whilst all tickets for the event on Tuesday night have all ‘sold’ out. The actual event will be in the gym of George Greens school not the main hall, so although there will be some un-ticketed standing room available there won’t be that much.

If you want to try and get in and do not have a ticket you can try between 7.15pm and 7.30pm but it depends on how many people with tickets do not turn up and the amount of standing room so entry is definitely not guaranteed. If you have a ticket and cannot make it let the Council know.

  • Doors open at 6.45pm Tuesday 7th March at George Greens school
  • If you booked a ticket, your seat will be reserved until 7.15pm
  • After 7.15pm, unclaimed seats & standing room will be made available to attendees on the night on a first come first served basis.
  • 7.30pm presentation starts
  • 8pm to 9.30pm Q&A

The event wont be live-streamed but the Council will try and film the event for later release.

George Greens school, 100 Manchester Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3DW (close to Island Gardens DLR station, D7 & 135 buses stop outside)

ASDA update

A developer has planning permission to build a new ASDA superstore, then knock down the old ASDA and build 850 apartments above it, this would also result in the loss of the petrol station. The developer now wants to submit a new and revised planning application for a different scheme which means they have to re-do the public consultation.

Revised plans are now being proposed which include a new 620 pupil primary school, a theatre and arts centre to be run in conjunction with a community partner, a Tower Hamlets IDEA’s Store, improved retail, better connections to the local area and, an increase in the number of homes provided on site. With a planning permission already in place, the focus is that the District Centre works better for both existing and future residents of the Isle of Dogs.

We will be holding community workshops on the evening of Friday 17th March and during the day on Saturday 18th March.

These workshops will give everybody an opportunity to discuss the detail of the revised proposals for the District Centre. The event will include a presentation and a focused discussion on: Landscape; School, Culture and Community; Transport; Housing, Retail and Design.

The workshops will be held in Café Forever on Glengall Grove.

Children’s entertainment will be arranged for 18th March. Places for the workshop will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to register for attendance please contact:

williamh@snapdragonconsulting.co.uk or telephone 0203 176 4161.

Places for each slot will be allocated once registration has closed on Monday 13th March.

Following the workshops and further discussion with stakeholders, we will be holding a public exhibition of the scheme prior to the submission of an application.

The community workshops and the public exhibition will be held in Café Forever on the following dates and times:

Community Workshop:

Friday 17th March 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 18th March 11:00am – 2:00pm

Public Exhibition:

Friday 21st April 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 22nd April 10:00am-4:00pm

Welcome to the New Site…

It’s been a while coming but we’ve finally managed to update the website.

We’re now using the WordPress platform and so keeping things current and up to date should be easier for more of the Directors.

If you have any ideas, questions, suggestions or complaints, please drop us line here and we will do our best to respond.