- Advent Boats Opening Night
The mooring's unique addition to London's Christmas lights are open!
night in the run up to Christmas day, a different boat will light
up, culminating in a feast of colour on the 25th. The
first boat to light up was the moorings' Thames Sailing Barge, the
Ethel Ada - a boat that is also celebrating her 100th Birthday this
switch was thrown by Deputy Mayor Jenny Jones who also spoke in
support of the campaign. Other
speakers included the artist Richard Wilson and Rotherhithe priest
Father "Nick" who also blessed the moorings. The
evening was rounded off by carol singing, mince pies, mulled wine
and a tour of the boats. Visitors
can see the lit up moorings from the quayside throughout December.
15/11/03 - Simon Hughes Initiative meetings
A series of meetings, organised by the Bermondsey MP and mayoral
candidate Simon Hughes have now begun. Structured as "round-table"
discussions, these meetings will involve the residents of the flats
overlooking the moorings, the Port of London Authority, Southwark
council and the moorings residents. Although nothing concrete has
been agreed, there appears to be good will on all sides and it is
hoped that a resolution can be found before the Public Inquiry in
- Public Inquiry date announced
The Public Inquiry is scheduled to begin on the 2nd March
20/10/03 - The Mayor of London offers his full support.
Ken Livingston, condemns Southwark Council's actions against Downings
Roads Moorings in a press release on the GLA website and in a letter
to Nick Stanton, leader of Southwark Council.
"I deplore the actions that Southwark Council is taking to
evict these residents from the moorings at which they have long
For more information, click here
for our supporters page.
- Bermondsey Community Council Meeting
Roads Residents delivered a presentation about the moorings at the
October Community Meeting, it was well received by those who attended,
and much support was given by the local Tenants Association Chairmen.
- PLA Enforcement Notices Suspended
Notice served by the PLA has been suspended until the appeal has
- Mayor's Thames Festival
Downings Roads Residents joined
the Mayor's Thames Festival this year as part of our campaign to
save the moorings.