Leisure facilities in Tower Hamlets

Leisure facilities in Tower Hamlets have seen an enormous increase of use during the last 7 years. From 2002 – 2019 visits jumped from 80K to 2.2 Million.

A great statistic to see, published by Tower Hamlets council with their OS Leisure Facilitiesv4 papers to be discussed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 25. November 2019.

Yet the council wants to invest only 1.9 Million to maintain and improve 7 Leisure centres. That is simply not enough in my view. Anyone interested can go to the Overiew and Scrutiny Committee meeting on Monday 25. Nov at the Town Hall and make their views known. Please also lobby Councillor ahead of Monday’s meeting. Our local Councillor Eve McQuillan is due to attend that meeting.

I have lobbied the Council officers to consider increasing that spending and to consider a greater involvement in swimming for secondary school pupils because there is little happening in Tower Hamlets at the moment.

But of course our leisure facilities are very important for all of us and wear and tear is an important factor together with modernisation and up-keep. Please help improve our leisure facilities.

 

Free exercise classes

Saturday 26. January 2019, booking not necesary.

10 – 11 AM

AIKIDO for 9-12 year olds

11:30 – 12:30 women only

DANCE class

Venue at the Glasshouse, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB.

Local heroes

I just wondered whether residents would want to have the succees stories of themselves, their children or residents they know published here on this website.

My granddaughter Madison was mentioned in the East End Life and also the East London Advertiser for the medals she won at swimming competitions. Recently Madison also won a Jack Petchey award.

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Madison trains at the LACPP with Olympians and national and student medal winners and soon will go to the home swimming club of Adam Peaty and take part in a swimming camp, run by Adam Peaty’s award winning swimming coach Mel Marshall.

Are there any kids on the estate who take part in sports or have achieved remarkable personal goals? Any residents who want to share any stories?

Please let me know, will gladly publish photos and stories.