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sue.jpg2016 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year in St Katharine Docks! There are a number of great events scheduled to take place here and below you will find a useful calendar of events so that you don't miss out on any of the fun! Additionally FOSKD have a variety of members events planned that you will need to book up for once details are circulated. The first of these is a Wine Tasting evening being hosted for us by St George City at the London Dock on the 9th March. A link to that live booking form is shown below. Places are limited, so do book up now to secure your place! Prior to that we have our Special General Meeting on the 24th February details of which members should have already received by direct email.

Please note that we have decided not to hold the drinks evening at the Dickens Inn which was previously publicised for the 1st March as that date is so close to the Wine Tasting event. Do read on for the great new concessions we are announcing at four of the restaurants in Butlers Wharf, just a short stroll away over Tower Bridge, you are definitely going to want to check them out!

Your Committee is looking forward to seeing you at an event very soon!

Sue Hughes, Chairman, FOSKD

Forthcoming Event


We are delighted to have the opportunity of visiting the London Dock development again having visited previously just after News International vacated. The first residents are expected to start moving into the first phase of the 1800 new homes to be built there in the summer of this year. You will have the opportunity to have a look around the show flats within the marketing suite during the evening. To book your place at this event, please click here. You will receive an email confirming your place.

Events Diary

Below are some of the events currently confirmed – others are being planned and members will receive up-dates to the diary in future Newsletters and emails. For now be sure to save the dates!

April 20th

Visit to the College of Arms
Queen Victoria Street EC4

A fascinating evening visit to this historic building hosted by Windsor Herald, Mr William Hunt. You will have the opportunity to see fine examples of numerous Coats of Arms designed for some notable figures in history. The evening includes a buffet supper with wine.

May 4th – 7th

The London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show

The show returns to St Katharine Docks and Old Billingsgate for the second year. Show tickets will be made available for members nearer the date.

June 7th

Evening visit to the Palace of Westminster hosted by Jim Fitzpatrick MP

You will have the opportunity to take a short tour with Jim and enjoy a drinks and canape reception in one of the beautifully decorated rooms of this magnificent building.

July 30th

The Clipper round the World Yacht Race finishes

We will welcome back the 12 yachts and their crews after the race of their lives!

September 10th & 11th

The return of the Classic Boat Festival

This is always a wonderful sight in the centre basin of the marina with many of the Dunkirk Little Ships participating together with other historic boats. This year there will be more festivities taking place on the dockside.

September 28th

FOSKD Annual General Meeting and social evening
The Dickens Inn.

An opportunity for members to meet the Committee and learn about the many activities of the Association.

December 5th

The FOSKD Festive Dinner for members
The Guoman Tower Hotel

Every Wednesday

Our regular coffee mornings
Café Rouge 10.00am -11.30am

Our regular coffee mornings continue to attract a good number of local residents who come along to catch up with friends at this informal gathering – why not come and join us if you find yourself free one Wednesday morning?

New Concessions!

We are delighted to announce four new concessions for our members to enjoy at four great restaurants in the neighbouring Butler's Wharf complex, just a short stroll over Tower Bridge on the south side of the Thames. Each of the restaurants featured below are offering our members a complimentary drink for a party of up to six people in total when dining. The offer is for either champagne, prosecco or cocktails depending on which restaurant you dine in. Full details of the offer from each restaurant can be seen on the concessions page of our website www.foskd.org/concessions.php.


News from around the Dock

SKD Marina refurbishment plans

Having been granted planning permission, the contract for the refurbishment scheme has gone out to tender and it is hoped that a contractor will be chosen by the end of February. All being well, construction work to install the new pontoons and other infrastructure should commence in March and is likely to take approximately six months to complete. It is envisaged that it will be possible for the works to be carried out in phases in each of the three basins to accommodate the planned events taking place during that period.

Contact us

Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact us at contactus@foskd.org

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