Life’s Better By Water

Regeneration News

The Sharks are again Headline News, this time on the Southall Waterside Regeneration News.

Why is canoeing so important in regeneration? Because regeneration is about building communities, not just buildings. And The Sharks are all about Community. We are and want to continue to grow our mass participation approach, last year over 3,000 community paddlers slots were taken up at: Osterley, Harefield, Southall, Hayes and Harlesden.


We are not just an important part of regeneration in Southall, we are also working closely with the Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), helping to create a community based club in the area, working alongside other organisations.

What is happening in Southall is fantastic and we are confident that by the end of 2019, we will have established ourselves there with a permanent hub, based at the undercrofts at Willowbrook Road on the Havelock estate. We will convert some the garages into storage for boats and kit, using the rest of the space, including other garages as community space, including a club room, fitness rooms, all of which can be used by other community based organisations. We will ourselves initiate other uses, bringing in the local community to provide facilities and be mutually beneficial to us and to the community. Watch this space, exciting things are happening ….

Take a look at our previous post.

Consultation is underway with the local residents To be involved go to As well as working closely with Catalyst Housing, we are running after school club at Three Bridges School, one of the local schools in the area, something we hope to extend to other schools. We are now exploring working with local health providers to see how we can help get more people in the area more active.


We want to know what we can do for you? What not contact us on 07951 770241 or email and see how we can work with you group, your family, or you?

Support us and help us and we will help create a great community atmosphere, we will enhance the canal along the Havelock area, along with Thames 21 and the Canals and Rivers Trust. We will build a community club and a community facility to be proud of.


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