Boundary Estate Laundrette
Along with a great bunch of residents on the Boundary Estate with the help of the Environment Trust, I was one of many who helped get a not-for-profit community enterprise open in 1992.
Eighteen years on the number of us who have continued with managing the project, for many reasons, has dwindled to 3. But against the odds we’re open, employ 4 local people and ensure that local residents get a much needed value-for-money service geared to them.
All I’m asking you to do is become a fan of the launderette, and encourage many of your friends to do likewise. This could serve us very well in weeks to come, we want to be able to show that we are not only a valued and much used service, but have a wide level of support for the ideas and principles behind the business.
Suddenly realising that Calvert Avenue is now a prime property site, Tower Hamlets Council is threatening to whack up our rents to a level that we can’t afford. This threat has been with us over a year, and we have yet another meeting later this month.