Friday, 24 September 2021

Murder of Sabina Nessa

Following the devastating murder of Sabina Nessa locally, please see here the council response,

Officers investigating the murder of Sabina Nessa have released details of the route she was travelling s the time of the attack in the hope that any further witnesses will come forward.
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 0208 721 4266 or Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Claire, ATA security 

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Safer Neighbourhood September Update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met on Zoom on Tuesday 7th September. Below is a summary of that meeting: 

Within the Triangle

Resident has reported that their rubbish has been rifled through- please ensure that you shred confidential documents and destroy those with personal details on.

Drug dealing continues from Merriweather Place. Police are aware.

Burglaries have increased. Police will be doing set patrols to monitor this. Please ensure doors and windows are secured.

Greenwich Town centre

Spate of graffiti on businesses, ORNC, bus stops - large police, business and council effort to catch the individual.

Distraction thefts - keep phones and wallets etc in a safe place. If approached for help or assistance by a stranger, ensure your valuables are securely away before assisting.

Pedal cycles- theft of cycles in town centre is rising again- ensure your bike is locked securely with more than one lock.

Other local areas

Brookmill Park- knifepoint robbery reported- please be aware of your surroundings and avoid dark/shaded areas late at night.

ASB including drugs reported on The Point. Please continue to report to police if witnessed.

Please remember to report all crimes to the police. If not urgent, report this to 101 or online. Call 999 in case of emergency.


ATA Security


Emergency dial 999

Non Emergency dial 101

Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)


Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Swift Boxes Update

In August the Green Hub bought three swift boxes to support the local swift population. These have now been fitted by St Marks onto the side of their tower. Here’s hoping they are occupied next year .. although apparently it can take a few years. Thanks to St Marks. 

Alison Haworth

Monday, 9 August 2021

History meeting on August 12th

The next ATA History group meeting is this Thursday from 7.30pm. Barbara writes:

It seems a long time since our last meeting on zoom back in March. I have been waiting to see how things would develop over the summer and to see if we could meet up in person rather than on zoom. Our usual venue, the back room at the Ashburnham Arms is a great location and I hope we can be back there before too long but it’s a smallish space and I'm aware that at the present time this might prevent some people from coming to a meeting so with that in mind I have booked a larger venue: 

West Greenwich Library for Thursday 12 August 7.30pm. 

The main item is a talk by historian Ann Dingsdale on a remarkable woman, Marie Celeste de Casteras Sinibaldi, who in the 1860s lived at 1 South Villas, Greenwich South Street. She signed the 1866 women's suffrage petition and took out several very interesting engineering patents in the early 1860s including one for improvements in the manufacture of armour plates for ships fortifications and forts.

Ann Dingsdale is a historian who has published her research into the 1866 women's suffrage petition. She is also a textile artist, mudlark, gardener and genealogist. 

Please let me know if you are thinking of coming so I can get an idea of how many seats to put out and how to space them. 

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Swift boxes

Three swift boxes have been bought by the ATA and will be mounted under the water Ed at St Marks church, hoping to increase the local swift population in the next few years.

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Gardening this Saturday

If you fancy a bit of gardening on Saturday morning, our gardening team will meet at the planter in the Play Street at 10.30am, do what's needed there and then go to Ada Kennedy Court.

Monday, 12 July 2021

Deptford Creek’s past, present – and future

Mick Delap is the July speaker to the Greenwich Industrial History Society, on Tuesday 13 July.       

The free Zoom talk starts at 7.30pm, with people gathering electronically from 19:15 onwards. There will be time for questions and debate after the talk. 

If you want to sign up for this virtual talk, you must register via the Eventbrite link here:                    

They will then send you log-on details after 6pm on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Safer Neighbourhood July update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met on Zoom on Tuesday 6th July. Below is a summary of that meeting:  

Within the Triangle 

  • Cowan House- neighbour disputes, Optivo housing is dealing with this.
  • Drug dealing has been reported from Merriweather Place. Police are monitoring.
  • Burglaries and motor vehicle theft down, but police will be doing plain-clothed patrols.
  • Issues with an address on Blackheath Road. Please report any issues to police. 

Greenwich Town centre 

  • Mobile phone theft, robberies, pickpocketing still happening around Cutty Sark Gardens/New Capital Quay (outside Waitrose)/Riverside/Creek Road – please be aware of your surroundings and when using phone. 
  • Large gatherings around Cutty Sark gardens have been happening at weekends. These have turned unsavoury at times so please be careful if in the vicinity if they happen again.

Other local areas

  • Anti Social Behaviour including drugs reported on The Point. Please continue to report to police if witnessed.
  • Residents have reported issues with people using drugs on the streets in the Ashburnham Triangle. Please report this to 101 immediately or online. If police cannot attend immediately, the time and details etc will be passed to the Safer Neighbourhood Team who will have a picture of what is going on and will be able to support. If you see this happening regularly please also forward any details on to via email directly to the SNT using 


ATA Security / Police Liaison  


Emergency dial 999  

Non Emergency dial 101  

Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)  


Friday, 25 June 2021

ATA Gardening on Sunday

Aren't the gardens and green spaces looking good at the moment?

It would be good to see some new faces, if you are able to join us, on Sunday June 27th to do some gardening. We are meeting at the planter on Ashburnham Retreat at 10.30am.


Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Greenwich Neighbourhood Watch week

Greenwich Neighbourhood Watch week begins on Monday, June 7th. There will be a week of organised events online which will provide tips on different aspects of personal security. Register now at