We're fundraising to redecorate our award-winning community launderette, purchase new machinery and design and install interpretation boards telling the history of the Boundary Estate. We were set up as a not-for-profit community enterprise in 1989 and opened in September 1992. 28 years on we've become an integral part of the Boundary Estate community offering a good value and much-needed service to the neighbourhood. By improving the premises, updating machinery and creating a 'mini museum' we'll improve the experience of our customers and staff, and offer an accessible way of sharing history as we head towards our 30th anniversary and look forward to the future.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We've been open and operating since 1992 as a result of community consultation since when we've become an essential community service and are widely seen as a much-loved community hub. Despite the veneer of wealth associated with area it is, by many indices, the poorest ward in the country and the Boundary Estate is made up of over 66% council tenancies with the majority of the residents relying upon affordable and accessible services such as that provided by the launderette. Whilst investment in new machines, redecoration and the provision of a history of the estate will bring physical and material improvements to the launderette and benefit the customers and staff it will also reflect the pride we have in our community and a commitment to the future.
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About the space
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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