Boundary Community Launderette

A Not-For-Profit Enterprise Serving the Community Since 1992

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Update 7th April 2020

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 07/04/2020

We will be closed from this Friday 10th until Monday 13th April for the Easter weekend.

Otherwise we are remaining open, full details here. If there are any changes, some of which could happen with little warning, we’ll let you know here and on our Facebook page.

Please stay safe, remember to maintain social distancing and be kind to each other. We’re a strong community and we’ll get through this.

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Coronavirus Reminder

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 01/04/2020

We are now opening from 10am until 4pm each day (closed Bank Holidays & Easter weekend) until further notice.

And, to ensure self-distancing:

Wednesday & Thursday until 1pm is reserved for over 70s and people with underlying conditions for self-service wash/dry. (Service wash collections only at these times).

Please remember only 1 person per self-service wash/dry and a maximum of 2 self-service customers at any time, and we ask that you stay with your wash/dry until it is finished.

Service washes to be left and collected at the door, payment in advance.

Full details are in our post of 25th March, (link below).

We want to remain open for as long as we are able to during this emergency, our community is strong and we will get through this. Thank you for your continued support. Please stay safe.

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Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 25/03/2020

Launderettes are currently permitted to remain open in the COVID-19 emergency in recognition of them being an essential service, something we as a community launderette set up by residents in 1992 and still overseen by resident volunteer directors fully understand.

If, like us, you’re confused about what the stay at home rules allow you to leave home for we can confirm this – you are allowed to go to launderettes as well as other shops/service providers such as supermarkets, pharmacies, post offices, banks and others listed below. Clean laundry is essential to good hygiene, which is always important for health and wellbeing, possibly never more so than now.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 we are now operating under social distancing guidelines. We want to remain open for as long as it is practically possible, and we ask that you help us by following the new system of operating to make us compliant with the government’s strict social distancing requirements. Failure to follow these requirements where possible on our premises could cause our closure.

You will now need to knock to gain entry to the launderette and:

Only two self-service customers will be allowed on the premises at any one time, only one person per wash or dry. We ask that you stay with your wash/dry until it is finished, if you do not and someone wants to do their laundry they will be allowed in and you will not be able to re-enter the launderette until one customer has left and it is safe for you to do so.

All service wash customers are asked to drop off and collect their washes at the front door, please pay in advance and remember to bring your wash ticket when you collect your wash.

We are operating our normal hours of 8am-7pm every day until 31st March then, from 1st April and throughout this emergency, we will be open 10am until 4pm every day (except Bank Holidays and Easter Saturday). We are setting aside 10am-1.30 on Wednesday and Thursday for those over 70 or who have underlying health conditions.

We’ll keep our opening hours under review and we’ll keep you updated of any changes here and on our Facebook page, some of which could be sudden if we need to follow new government instructions, or if a number of our staff are required to self-isolate or are sick at one time.

Thank you for your continued support and your understanding during this time of national emergency. It’s important to remember that we really are all in this together, and as a community we need to pull together – a little kindness goes a very long way.

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Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 23/03/2020

Please note that we will be open tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March, as normal, but only 2 self-service customers will be allowed in the launderette at any one time. You will be asked to stay with your washing/drying until it is finished.

Service wash customers will be able to drop off and collect their laundry at the front door.

Future opening times will change often this week and there may be some days when we need to open late and close early as we adjust our services, please check on our Facebook page before you come to the launderette, and please read our blog post of 22nd March.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time of national emergency.

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Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 22/03/2020



Because of government COVID-19 requirements our opening hours and services are changing on 1st April, but these changes could happen sooner and changed further at very short notice if the government requires it.

Keep up-to-date with all our latest information here and on Facebook.

For any queries email us: (please note it may take up to 24 hours for us to reply).

As a not-for-profit enterprise set up by residents for residents and overseen by a small team of voluntary directors’ community is important to us. It is our aim to stay open to provide a much-needed launderette service for as long as we are allowed to do by the government during this time of emergency.

To do that safely and to ensure the safety of you, our customers, and our brilliant staff, we will be changing opening hours and access to the premises with effect from 1st April 2020. Until then we ask that you try to practise social distancing, use hand sanitizers and follow government guidelines on social distancing.

Our current plans for revised opening are detailed below, together with links to trusted information and public services websites. Please remember we’re all under stress and all of us are doing our best in these worrying, uncertain times. Please try to be kind and please try to help others who might be in need at this time . Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Anita, Jean & Philip, Voluntary Directors, Boundary Estate Community Launderette.

If you or anyone you know lives on the Boundary Estate, or nearby, and is self-distancing or self-isolating and needs any support please ring St. Hilda’s East on 020 7739 8066.

You can get the most up-to-date and trustworthy information and advice on the NHS Coronavirus/COVID19 website, Tower Hamlets’ website and Hackney’s website. If you live in one of the Boundary Estate blocks, whether as a Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) tenant, leaseholder or privately renting, check out the THH website for updates on their services during the current emergency.

Boundary Estate Community Launderette Information.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic there will be changes to our opening hours and how the launderette operates, to protect you and our staff as much as possible and to help us remain open throughout the pandemic as we operate within NHS/government guidelines. We ask for your support and cooperation as we all adjust to these changes.

From Wednesday 1st April (or sooner if required) we will be open:

10am until 4pm, Every Day

(Closed Bank Holidays & Easter Saturday)

Last self-service wash & dry and last dry: 3pm.

Our opening hours and days may be subject to change with little notice – please check on our Facebook page or here before setting out.

We will admit a maximum of 2 customers on the premises at any time, only 1 person per wash/dry, and we’ll ask you to stay in the launderette until your wash and/or dry is finished. This is so we ensure we adhere to NHS/government guidelines to allow as much distance between people at all times and machines are kept as clean as possible between washes and at the end of the day.

We are reserving Wednesday & Thursday from 10am until 1pm for self-service customers over 70 & people with underlying conditions only. (Service wash collection only at this time).

 Last service wash drop-off & collection: 3.45pm.

(Wednesday & Thursday – Collection only until 1pm to protect customers as above)

When you drop off and collect service washes you will be asked to remain by the front door, (so we can allow 2 self-service customers on the premises at a time), and we will ask you to please pay in advance.

Thank you for your support and patience, we’re all in this together and we know our community will support each other and work together during and after this emergency.

The Boundary Estate Community Launderette Team

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