Thursday, 4 March 2021

History Meeting in March

The next ATA history group meeting will be via Zoom on Wednesday 24 March at 7.30pm.  The meeting will last about an hour. 

Margaret Luce will be giving a talk on The Charles Booth Notebooks: Ashburnham Triangle. Booth is famous for his London Poverty Maps and Notebooks. Margaret will look at what he said about some of the Triangle’s buildings, the people who lived in them and why some of the older buildings were demolished. She will take questions at the end of the talk.

We will have time for a round up of local history programmes or websites you have found interesting and useful during lockdown, and finish with a look to future meetings. We may even be back at The Ash this summer. Let’s hope. 

If you would like to join this or future meetings, please register your interest with Barbara Reid.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Safer Neighbourhood March update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met on Zoom on Tuesday 2nd March. Below is a summary of that meeting:

Ward Survey

Many thanks to those of you who completed the survey. Results will be collated and any relevant findings reported.

Within the Triangle

Bogus callers- do not answer your door if you are unsure and please report bogus callers to 101. If you feel that the caller was trying to gain entry to your property, call 999. Recent scams include people saying they work for the police or gas/water board etc.

Vehicle crime- active plain clothed police operation within triangle within the last two months has helped to drive crime down. Please continue to ensure that you leave nothing of value your car and ensure that it is locked securely.

If you do actually see this anyone attempting car doors etc, please call 999 immediately. In addition, if you have any CCTV or Ring footage, please send on to police.

Greenwich Town centre

Mobile phone theft, robberies, pickpocketing- around Cutty Sark Gardens/New Capital Quay (outside Waitrose)/Riverside/Creek Road- be aware of your surroundings and when using phone. Thefts have been committed by individuals on bikes or escooters and can happen very quickly so do not take chances.

Graffiti- recent graffiti attacks were cleared up very quickly by council and volunteers. If you would like to support cleaning up graffiti, please let us know and we will pass your details on, some materials and training will be provided.

Theft of pedal cycles- Please ensure cycles are locked securely to immovable objects and with good quality locks. This will deter thieves.

Scammers- do not give money to any individuals on the street, however convincing their stories are. Report to 101.

E scooters
Reminder to residents that these are for use on private roads only and should not be used on public roads or footpaths without relevant insurance and tax. Police in the Borough will be stopping individuals using them.


ATA Security / Police Liaison


Emergency dial 999

Non-Emergency dial 101

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


Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Late night caller-scam

Some residents have reported a man ringing their doors late at night (near midnight) asking for money to feed a gas/electricity meter. He says that he has a newborn child and works for a London hospital. 

The police have reported that this is without doubt a scam. The advice is that gas key meters will always have an emergency facility so the gas could wait until daytime.

Residents can call police down for incidents like this on 101 or 999 if you think it’s a matter of urgency.

If anyone has any images from their RING or CCTV please feel to share and I will forward to the police.

Also, the graffiti on the garage door outside Barnstaple House has been reported to the Council and should be removed shortly.


Sunday, 14 February 2021

UPDATED: Policing Survey

 Please could residents complete this community ward survey.

This survey will serve to inform the Police of your views on crimes that affect you and shape the way that the Police in your area work.

(Apologies if the link in the earlier email did not work correctly)

Claire, ATA Security

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Monday, 1 February 2021


– Mick Delap reports from the Triangle

I watched for an hour on Sunday morning – the one reasonable bit of weather over the weekend. And saw 10 different kinds of birds. 7 of them were on the Triangle’s Top Ten list: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Feral Pigeon, Robin, Magpie, Ring-necked Parakeet, and Dunnock. Plus Goldfinch, Jay and Carrion Crow. By far the most common visitors over the hour were the Blue Tits. Certainly in my bit of the Triangle they proved to be by far the most common garden resident. It would be great to hear how others fared. Do please either post your results, or drop Mick an email with details. The Triangle Nature Watch group have plans for their own Garden Watch activities in the Spring and Autumn, and we need all the help we can get, so if you would like to be kept informed, let Mick know:

Friday, 29 January 2021

Triangle Birdwatch this weekend

This weekend is peak birdfeeder activity.  At least, that’s what the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the RSPB, hopes as the end of January is when it holds the Big Garden Birdwatch.  The RSPB asks you to observe the birds that touch down on your garden, or on a nearby green patch, over a one-hour period any time this Friday 29th Jan, Saturday 30th, or Sunday 31st, then send in the results to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch web site. (The site also has plenty of advice to help you identify different species)

Mick Delap helped organise a similar Spring Nature Census last year, with the ATA Triangle Nature Watch group.  That showed that the Triangle’s most common garden visitor was the Great Tit, followed by Blue Tit, Feral (“Trafalgar Square”) Pigeon, and Wood Pigeon. By the beginning of winter the noisy Ring-necked Parakeet had pushed onto the list, plus regulars  Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Magpie and Blackbird (Seagulls and Carrion Crows are also seen every day, but overhead, not actually in gardens).  Our top ten are:

  • Great Tit
  • Blue Tit
  • Feral Pigeon
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Robin
  • Dunnock
  • Starling
  • Magpie
  • Blackbird

The Triangle Nature Watch Group are hoping to repeat the Spring Census this year and would love to hear from as many ATA members (and especially younger ATA residents) as possible.  

But until then the challenge for this Big Garden Birdwatch weekend is for you to spot all of the Triangle’s Top Ten birds.  To record your total, or for more details about Triangle Nature Watch activities, please contact Mick, at

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Stolen mobile phones

There have been more reports of stolen phones this week in the town centre and outside Waitrose. Please be very cautious if you need to use your phone outside of the house.
Claire, ATA Security

Thursday, 7 January 2021

We are in lockdown until further notice

A reminder that the Clap for Heroes doorstep applause resumes tonight and every Thursday at 8pm