Please could residents complete the following short survey about local policing. Please note the ward we are in is Greenwich West.
Claire, ATA Security
There's another of the popular Creeklink walks happening this coming weekend. It will be led by local residents Mick Delap and Neil Sinclair and takes place on Saturday morning 18th June at 11:15 (for an 11:30 departure) from The Old Joinery, Norman Road.
Tickets for this free walk for local residents and friends/family are available on Eventbrite on a first come, first served basis.
The approximately 90 mins walk will be followed by a presentation back at The Old Joinery where hot food and drink can be purchased. Places on the original walk were quickly snapped up, so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Well, May, with its green fizz, and its tuneful blackbirds, has gone. It’s a time when the number and variety of trees in the Triangle always surprises – and excites. So waking up the other day to the sound of a chain saw was depressing. We know so little about the Triangle’s trees. And it would be tragic to lose them while our backs were turned. When the first Lockdown arrived, in spring 2020, a group of Triangle residents started sharing observations of Triangle birds – which produced a Birds of the Ashburnham Triangle Check List of 35 species. You can see it on our Green page). But how many species of trees do we have? And what are the stand outs? The largest, the oldest, the rarest? Your favourite? I think I may know the tallest. And the current guardian of what we think is the oldest – a Mulberry that may be as much as 300 years old – tells me that under his care, it’s hanging on. Just. Surely time, in this tree-oriented Jubilee year, for Triangle Tree Check List – to set alongside the Bird Check List.
On June 5th from 12 noon to 1:30pm St Mark's Church on Greenwich South Street invites all friends and neighbours for coffee, tea and cake to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. If the weather permits the celebrations will be outdoors. All welcome.
Greenwich Swifts are back on their nests above Davy’s Wine Store on Greenwich High Road. To see these amazing fliers over the next twelve weeks that they are with us (before they scoot off back to southern Africa for the winter) all you have to do is to head off to where Langdale Road meets Greenwich High Road (or, just as good, look over the wall of Greenwich Station’s Platform 2 towards Davy’s while you are waiting for a London train). If you are lucky, sometime in the next ten minutes or so there’ll be a party of swifts screaming over head, or a more discreet individual slipping in or out of one of the nests under Davy’s Wine Store eaves, where the next generation of these endangered birds are being nurtured. For a bit more about our Greenwich swifts and how the ATA is supporting them, see Mick Delap’s new piece on the ATA web site.
There are revised collection dates for our waste and recycling bins for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.
The Platinum Jubilee brings with it two extra bank holidays on the 2 and 3 June.
All collections due to take place between Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June will take place two days earlier than normal, so the Triangle's collections will be on Saturday 28 May rather than the following Monday. Please make sure you put your bins out ready for our crews by 6am on the day of collection.
As there will be fewer crews black and green top bins will be prioritised and blue top bins may be left until the following week.
Normal collections will resume Monday 6 June.
The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met in person on Thursday 12th May. Below is a summary of that meeting:
Within the Triangle
Burglaries have fallen but vehicle crime has risen with both theft from vehicles and interference with vehicles. Please continue to ensure that you leave nothing of value your car and ensure that it is locked securely.
If you do actually see anyone attempting car doors etc, please call 999 immediately. In addition, if you have any CCTV or Ring footage, please send it to police.
Greenwich Town centre
There was a murder outside SE train station and a suspect has been arrested. Police reassurance patrols have been conducted.
Bike thieves continue to be an issue.
ATA Security / Police Liaison
Emergency dial 999
Non Emergency dial 101
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)
The spring booster dose of COVID- 19 vaccine is now available to people who are 75 and older, as well as those who are immunosuppressed and aged 12 & over. Getting a booster gives increased protection against COVID-19. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their next vital jab.
Find out more here http://selondonccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine
The walk will be led by long-term Greenwich residents Mick Delap and Neil Sinclair, and is part of the Revealing The Creek programme, aimed at uncovering and discussing it's 19th century industrial activity and where it happened along the Creek.
Revealing The Creek is a community heritage and performance project based on different stories from Deptford Creek's past, present and future. Its main partners are Raybel Charters, National Maritime Museum, Arthouse Ventures and is supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.
You can find the meeting spot for the tour - The Old Joinery - next to the Euromix concrete and aggregate site at the corner of Norman Road and Creek Road, and on the eastern side of Deptford Creek just up Creek from the Deptford Creek/Creek Road bridge. For public transport the nearest bus stops are Creekside (Z) and Creek Road Norman Road (Y) and Cutty Sark DLR station.
On this gentle stroll along and near the banks of the Creek, you can see where industrial entrepreneurs and inventors pioneered techniques and processes that helped revolutionise transport, communications, electric light distribution, fire-fighting equipment and agriculture.
Please join Mick and Neil at 11.30 on Saturday 30th April. The walk finishes back at the Old Joinery around 1.30pm for a Powerpoint presentation Refreshments will be available enroute and at The Old Joinery for drinks and pizzas.