Thursday, 24 May 2018

Deptford Art Crawl Sat 26th May, 12pm - 7pm

[ARTCRAWL]#14 Deptford
In May [ART&CRITIQUE], a London-based alternative art education network, is visiting Deptford for a day of discussions on art and gentrification.
Join them for a tour of galleries, studios, community spaces and landmarks on a walk along the streets, waterways, green spaces and new developments.
They will meet artists, curators and activists to explore how they are resisting or overcoming the displacement of communities and the shrinking of public and creative spaces.
Meet them at 12noon inside Deptford Rail Station (Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NUAll, booking not required) or join them along the way. Please scroll down for the itinerary and a map of the route. More information and a detailed map are available at
I came to London, I was very lucky, at a time when you could still squat in central London and survive here and have enough space to have a studio to work. But now, young artists coming to London – where would they even start? The rents are unbelievable. It’s frightening. (Grayson Perry)
12:00 Deptford Train Station Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU
12:15 Deptford Market & The Albany Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG
13:00 Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden Reginald Road, London SE8 4RS
13:30 Undercurrents Gallery Birds Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ
14:00 Art in Perpetuity Trust Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, London SE8 4SA
15:00 Minesweeper Collective Ha’penny Hatch, Deptford Creek
15:30 Heading north towards the river we will visit remains of the 16th century Royal Dockyard, passing by the church of St. Nicholas, the site of the former Deptford Power Station, Payne’s Wharf, Master Shipwright’s Place, Twinkle Park and the Dog & Bell.
16:00 Steven Pippin 158 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ
16:30 Bearspace 152 Deptford High St, London SE8 3PQ
17:00 Enclave, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford SE8 4AL (for GPS use SE8 4NT)
18:00 Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ
18:30 Deptford X 9 Brookmill Road, London SE8 4HL
19:00 Birds Nest 32 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Safer Neighbourhood Panel Meeting and Mobile Phone Crime

There will be a Safer Neighbourhood Panel Meeting this Thursday 24th May which involves local police, councillors, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators together with the ATA security representative. If there are any issues or concerns you would like raised at this meeting then please email

Also, we need to report a local resident was subject to mobile phone theft last Friday along Greenwich High Road. The phone was snatched by assailants on a moped, causing the victim to fall to the ground and incur injury. This type of crime is becoming increasingly popular within London and, unfortunately, within Greenwich, especially at busy locations such as within the high street and outside the DLR and train station.

Often victims are approached from behind while talking or texting on phones. Criminals on mopeds or bicycles may mount the pavement to grab the phone or snatch it from the road. Sometimes when it’s a moped, a pillion passenger will snatch it. Follow these simple steps to help protect your phone: 

Be aware of your surroundings
  • If you need to call or use your phone on the street, look out for anyone on a bike or a moped near you
  • Make it quick so you don’t become distracted
  • Don’t text while you’re walking – you won’t notice what’s going on around you
  • If that’s not possible, stand away from the roadside close to a building or wall so no one can come up behind you
  • Going hands free can prevent a thief from snatching your phone out of your hand
Use the security features on your phone
  • You must switch on your phone’s security features to protect your phone
  • Use the keypad lock so that thieves cannot immediately access your phone, or use the biometric authentication if your phone has it (finger print or facial recognition)
  • Your phone may have other security features you can use.  These could allow you to wipe data, lock your handset, or prevent a thief from restoring a phone to its factory settings from another internet device
Know how to identify your phone if it’s stolen
  • Every phone has an IMEI number which helps police and insurance companies to identify it if it’s stolen. UK network operators can also stop a stolen phone from working across their networks with its IMEI
  • Find your IMEI number by dialing *#06# from your phone and keep a written note of it. If the phone is stolen, report the number to your mobile provider to stop it being used
  • Register your phone and other property at to help police recover stolen property and combat the sale of stolen goods.  Police recover more than 2500 items on average a month registered to the website.

Tina Pugh
Security Team

Monday, 21 May 2018

Your data and the Ashburnham Triangle Association

Dear ATA Member

You may be aware that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25th May. We therefore want to make sure that you are absolutely clear about the data the Ashburnham Triangle Association holds and how we use it. This is as follows:
  • We record and hold members’ names and email addresses and, if provided, property addresses so that we can distribute the ATA discount card to households who apply for it
  • Postal addresses are only used by us to confirm the location of households requesting the cards and are not shared with any other companies
  • We use our membership email distribution list to automatically email new information relating to the Ashburnham Triangle area and ATA activities as posted regularly on the ATA website,
  • We may also, from time to time, use the ATA mailing list to elicit voluntary feedback from our membership to develop a better understanding of members’ interests relating to the Association’s activities
For more details, please do check our updated privacy notice. If you have any questions about this, please contact us via the CONTACT US form on the website's home page.

You may of course opt out of communications with the Ashburnham Triangle at any time. If you would like to do that now, please use the CONTACT US form on our home page. To stay in touch with the ATA, you do not need to do anything.

We hope this gives you all the information you need to make the decision you want to make, and of course, we hope you will choose to stay in touch.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Four poets at WG Library May 22nd

Irena Hill says:

Tuesday May 22 at West Greenwich LibraryFour Poets

Cinnamon Press are back to present four very different poets. Frank Dullagan, Neil Elder, Daphne Gloag and Robin Thomas will read from, respectively, Lifting the LatchThe Space between Us, How Long is Not Long? and Momentary Turmoil.
This is a free event with refreshments provided (donations welcome).

Saturday, 19 May 2018

'Monday night is the new black'

... says ATA chair Chris Ward.


'Please don’t forget that this coming Monday is the ATA AGM.

It’s at 7.30 pm in the Gallery Room, West Greenwich Community Centre.

Please come along - it's about and for local people. We have plans to share and spaces to fill.
Come and have your say.

And did I mention there will be wine?

See you Monday.'

Friday, 18 May 2018

The ATA needs a secretary

Imogene Russell says:

Last September I retired from being ATA secretary and from the Events Team that runs the street party, after a very happy stint of seven years in both. It's time for someone else to have a turn. I recommend it - it's good fun. I shall still put out posts.

Nominations for secretary would be welcome before or at the AGM this Monday, and new members of the Events Team are always welcome.

The AGM is Monday 21st May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, at the Gallery in Greenwich West Community & Arts Centre (aka West Greenwich House), 141 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8JA. 

Nominations to chairman Chris Ward at or to vice-chairman Robin Stott at

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Plant swap Saturday 19th, gardening Sunday 20th

Saturday 19th, Plant Swap in the Play Street, 11.30am-1pm.
Sunday 20th, gardening at 75 Ashburnham Grove and the Play Street planter, 10am-12pm.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Squatters and waves on Royal Hill

Wendy Anne Pajak says:
There may be squatters in the Greenwich Dance Academy, but there is a great exhibition in the photographers' gallery next door.

The Greenwich Gallery says:
The exhibition 'Sea in the City' by Ross Andrews, 10th May - 23rd May, brings the sea and the coastline together. Ross pushes himself physically to capture the life and power of the sea.