Monday, 27 March 2017

New Pub Quiz at the Ashburnham Arms

Andy and Pepina are relaunching the Ashburnham Arms’ Pub Quiz on Tuesday, March 28th at 8.30pm. The winning team will receive £50, second place earns a case of beer and third prize is a bottle of wine. Entry is £2 per person.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Three Lions at the Ash

Germany v England will be on the big screen at the Ashburnham Arms this evening. Kick off’s at 7.45pm

Friday, 10 March 2017

Wine Tasting at the Ashburnham Arms a roaring success

Roshna Ahmad, Shepherd Neame wine expert
Shepherd Neame wine guru, Roshna Ahmad, guided Triangle residents through not only an educational but thoroughly enjoyable food and wine matching evening at the Ashburnham Arms on Thursday 9th March. With a full turnout residents learnt how to match light white wines, Picpoul for example, to delicate foods such as fish and weightier red wines like Pinot Noir with heavier and spicy foods such as venison sausage which was one of the sumptuous canapés served during the evening. 

Herbert Hall 2014, English Brut
The range of wine included an English sparking Brut, four additional white wines, one rose and four red wines. Residents were asked to make notes and score each wine as Roshna explained each grape variety whilst also suggesting the correct food to accompany that wine. A mystery white wine was also presented whereby residents had to try and match the correct grape variety and region of that wine.

Delicious canapé
A great night was had by all and it will be interesting to see if any of the wines showcased that evening will find its way onto the Ashburnham Arms wine menu.  

One tip from Roshna, do not order the same wine every time you go to the pub or restaurant. Try a different one and be adventurous. There are so many different grapes and varieties on offer today it’s just a waste to stick to the same one every time. You never know by trying a new one you may just find something you like even more than your usual.  “Experimentation is half the fun” says Roshna.
Residents discussing the wine

Some food and wine matches made in heaven:
Roquefort and Sauternes
Goats Cheese and Sauvignon Blanc
Parma Ham and Rose
Mussels and Muscadet

So residents, you’ve been told, get experimenting.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Music for refugees, March 31st

At the Blackheath Conservatoire says:
‘A wonderfully diverse selection of singer songwriters and musicians will carry you through the evening in the Conservatoire’s beautiful Victorian Art Building... with Martin providing delicious canapés from our very own Brockley Deli.
‘Tickets from are £25 and include a glass of wine and canapés; all proceeds... to GRACE.’ 
At GRACE says:
‘We are a small but growing charity based in Greenwich and Lewisham. We collect donations of clothing, food and other essential supplies from the local community to... redistribute to refugees locally and abroad, particularly camps in Greece and France.‘GRACE has recently moved to its own premises in Leegate... to open a charity shop to sell... items not suitable for refugees... to be financially self sustaining.‘Potential services to include:- Redistribution of surplus food- English language and cultural workshops- Antenatal workshops, women’s services and advice for parenting in this country- Mentoring- Craft workshops / groups for upcycling our ‘rag’ clothing
‘Funds raised at the gig will be spent on getting the premises up and running, contributing to GRACE becoming a bustling hub for the community.’

Consultation on redevelopment of the garages on Ashburnham Place

Faircharm Investments Ltd, who own these garages and previously made an unsuccessful planning application in 2015 to build houses on this site, is holding a drop-in session for local residents between 3pm and 8pm on Wednesday March 15th at the Novotel on Greenwich High Road, SE10 in order to engage with the local community to outline their current proposals. Details can be found in the flyer reproduced below (click to enlarge).

Friday, 3 March 2017

Correction: next gardening date Sunday 12th

The green hub will be out gardening on Sunday March 12th, 10 am-12 noon, not Saturday March 11th as previously advertised. They will meet at 75 Ashburnham Grove. Go through the garden gate to the right of the building to find them in the back garden. They also aim to make the front bed colourful for residents and passers-by.

Everybody is welcome to take part - no need to know about gardening. There is a store of trowels etc. There will be tea and biscuits at about 11 am.

Any queries, email Sara at

Thursday, 2 March 2017

More on Greenwich Park ideas

Here are details of a second pair of Open Days in March for residents to hear some of the improvements under consideration for our beloved park. 
If you’d like to see some of the ideas but are unable to attend, you can see some of the plans under consideration here: 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Next craft group Thurs 16 Feb

The second session of the Craft Group will be held on Thursday 16th February, at 8pm in the Ashburnham Arms.

The first one went well - about a dozen people brought knitting, sewing and drawing materials, and there’s room for more if you'd like to join in. Everyone's welcome.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Next gardening date Sat 18 Feb

ATA gardeners are emerging from the winter lull, and will be in action soon - at the planter in the play street, and in the front and back gardens of number 75 Ashburnham Grove, which houses residents with learning disabilities. One plan is to plant colourful flowers there in the long raised bed at the front, as requested by Cynthia, the manager.
There are other corners of the Triangle to garden too. If you'd like to suggest any untended areas, contact Sara Emanuel at or Janet Stott at

Meanwhile the daffodils planted in previous Novembers are beginning to come up in four patches of the Triangle.

The gardeners will be out from 10am to 12pm on the following dates, and would be glad to welcome anyone who'd like to join in. Come to 75 Ash Grove, through the garden gate to the right of the building.

Saturdays 18th Feb, 11th March, 8th April, 29th April, 13th May, 3rd June, 24th June, 8th July