Update on new irrigation system

The groundworks to support our new garden irrigation system have taken longer than expected and we apologise for the continued parking disruption this has caused some residents.

Thames Water will be onsite 28th February – 2nd March to complete connection of new mains water feed. Following this Rosewater Irrigation will be onsite from 5th March for a week to complete the final installation of the irrigation system itself.

We will post further updates of any expected disruption for week commencing 5th March nearer the time

Plymouth Wharf Buildings Insurance

As a result of a recent enquiry, we have been advised by our insurance company, that our buildings insurance policy does not cover what they class to be short-term or holiday lets (stated as less than 6 months). This would include property sharing sites such as Airbnb.

The reason given is that with a constant change in persons at a location the risk for damage is greatly increased and as such they do not provide cover.

We ask that all shareholders ensure they do not let out their properties under these terms due to the risk of invalidating insurance and that any properties advertised on sites such as Airbnb should be removed at once.

We are currently seeking legal advice to clarify use of such lets in terms of the Lease that governs all the properties in the development. This also does not permit properties to be used for commercial reasons.

Shareholders should ensure that any tenants are also not using such sites to let out a single room or rooms and make sure that any agent acting on their behalf is also aware of this.

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.

Ground works for irrigation system

There will be ground civils works on site at Plymouth Wharf 9th-13th October to install a new mains water supply.

During this time there will be some disruption to the drive and parking areas as brickwork has to be lifted and new pipework laid. PWRA apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time and any directly affected residents should already have been contacted.

This work is being undertaken to prepare for for installation of a new garden irrigation system. This work was outlined to shareholders during the last AGM and report.

If anyone has any further questions please contact directors@plymouthwharf.com

Hyperoptic high speed fibre broadband

Plymouth Wharf Residents Association has been approached by Hyperoptic with regards to installing their high-speed fibre broadband service in the development. Hyperoptic’s service differs from the other existing internet service providers currently available at Plymouth Wharf because they install optical fibre direct to the premises as opposed to utilising the BT phone line. The advantage is that they can offer much higher speed broadband – upto 1Gb which over 10x faster than currently available.

You can read more about Hyperoptic’s service and pricing on their website: https://www.hyperoptic.com/ 

Plymouth Wharf Residents Association is currently considering the proposal, which would be at no additional cost to PWRA or shareholders. They do however require our permission to conduct the installation.

If landlords and residents are interested in us proceeding with this proposal we encourage you register your interest on the Hyperoptic website by entering your postcode and contact PWRA Directors at directors@plymouthwharf.com 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

As required by Companies Act 2006 Section 307, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Plymouth Wharf Residents Association Limited will be held at Compass Point, Manchester Road, London E14 on Thursday 27th July 2017 at 8pm to present the annual report of the board and the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 for Plymouth Wharf Estate.  

Shareholders entitled to attend and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy (form enclosed) who need not be a shareholder of the Company, to attend and vote on his/her behalf.

Directions to Compass Point

From Plymouth Wharf: turn left out of the rear gate and walk along the river walkway. Compass Point community room is the building overhanging the walkway. Alternatively head right out of the main gate and take the first right, walking to the riverside.

Riser cupboards (Block 1-4)

In responding to a recent emergency callout to investigate a potential electrical fault on the development it was found that a number of residents are storing personal possessions in the riser cupboards between the flats.

This is not permitted under the lease and presents a health and safety issue as well as affecting our buildings insurance.

The riser cupboards are part of the common areas and do not belong to flats, nor do residents have permission to use them. Their intention is not for storage, but to facilitate access to common services (gas, electric and water). As such they should remain free from obstruction at all times. Further to this, storage of any materials within these areas presents a fire risk as it allows fire to quickly spread between floors. Given recent events in London, this is of particular importance.

We request that any residents who are currently storing any personal items  in these riser cupboards remove them immediately.

We will be conducting an inspection within 7 days of all riser cupboards whereupon any items found will be removed. Any removed items will be stored for one month when, if not claimed, they will be disposed of.

Plymouth Wharf BBQ, Saturday 17th June

The annual PWRA barbecue will be held on Saturday 17th June 4pm onwards

All are welcome and burgers, sausages, salads and desserts will be provided.

Please bring something to drink, sit on and anything else you want us to barbecue for you.

RSVP by text “BBQ: House no. & Number attending” to Carole Sinker – 07939014603


“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