East London became the focus of the world’s attention this summer with the Olympics in Stratford. Many people hoped that the inspiring spirit of the Olympics would long continue.
It seems that for Newham council the future of sport isn’t quite so important: as they consider a planning application to permanently berth a cruise ship at the London Regatta Centre in the Royal Docks as a floating hotel.
There are dozens of other hotels in the immediate area — with some having only very recently opened — but this floating hotel at the London Regatta Centre will mean losing several lanes worth of water permanently. All kinds of water users would be affected by this and be forced to relocate, including three Dragon Boat teams and various rowing teams.
We only have until 19 December 2012 to get as many people as possible to object to the application and save the docks for public use. Please help by objecting to the application yourself here: http://pa.newham.gov.uk/online-applications/ and searching for application no: 12/01956/FUL
You can also help by spreading the word and sharing this as widely as possible!