Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Thai pop-up restaurant at the Ashburnham Arms on Friday June 24th

There’s a Thai pop-up  at the Ash this Friday from 6pm until 10pm.
Details and menu at (Payment by cash only.)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

England v Wales at the Ashburnham Arms

Dean is opening the Ash up early on Thursday, June 16th in time for the 2pm kick-off so we can watch the Euro 2016 clash between England v Wales on the pub’s big TV screens.  The pub’s kitchen won’t be open but, importantly, the bar will be! See you there.

The Street Orchestra of London playing in Greenwich on Saturday, June 18th

The Street Orchestra of London’s first tour takes place in June 2016, arriving in our area on Saturday June 18th. Full details at

11.15am - private performance at Lewisham Music Hub
1pm - public performance at Open Estate Gardens - Gipsy Hill
5pm - public performance at North Greenwich Tube
7pm - public performance at Cutty Sark Gardens

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Free face-painting lesson, Sunday 19th June

At the clothes sale and swap in the Play Street, Lee Bamsey (pictured) and Frances Currie will be showing anyone who wants to learn some of the tricks and tips of face-painting. Here's how to master favourite designs and swiftly transform your child into a character of their choice. You can practise with face-paints supplied.

Sunday 19th June, 1pm to 2pm
Ashburnham Retreat, SE10 8TZ

Clothes sale is from 11am to 3pm

Euro 2016 Ticketing Fraud

The 2016 European Football Championships will begin shortly and those wanting to purchase last minute tickets are likely to be targeted by fraudsters posing as official sellers.  Purchasing from an unauthorised seller or a ticket tout could leave you out of pocket; not only are the tickets advertised at inflated prices, there is a risk that the tickets purchased are counterfeit or do not exist. Any individual with a counterfeit ticket will be refused entry.

Resale Platform
Consumers wanting to sell their tickets can do so through the resale platform, where tickets will be resold at face value. For further information please visit UEFA’s website. Those seeking to purchase tickets are advised to check the site regularly as tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis and are likely to change regularly as different tickets become available to purchase.
  • Only purchase tickets from an authorised seller by using the exchange portal.
  • When using the portal do not be encouraged to contact the seller privately and complete the transaction outside of the portal.
  • Be wary of purchasing tickets from a social media account. There is a risk that the ticket does not exist or is counterfeit. Consider conducting research on the information provided by the seller, for example a mobile phone number or email address used by the seller could alert you to any negative information associated to them online.
  • Avoid making payments through bank transfer or money transfer services, as the payment may not be recoverable.

If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting Action Fraud web site.

Tina Pugh - Security Hub

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Cash Point Safety - #warnyournan

We have just been informed by our Safer Neighbourhood Police Team that Lewisham Borough have had an increase in shoulder surfing at cash points, especially targeting the elderly. The oldest victim has been 91.

Shoulder surfing is the practice of spying on the user of a cash-dispensing machine or other electronic device in order to obtain their personal identification number, password, etc.

Lewisham Police have been displaying the below leaflet to raise awareness. You may have seen them being displayed at cash points. The key points are:
  • Shield you PIN.
  • Report anyone suspicious.
  • Don't let strangers assist you at cash points.
  • If cash machine appears to be faulty report it to the bank immediately.
  • If possible, try not to let anyone push in front of you at cash points.
  • The targeted victims are elderly, if you see an elderly person experiencing this call police and wait with them.
  • Use the cash points inside the bank.

Please be extra vigilant at cash points and pass this information on to neighbours and relatives who you feel would benefit from this advice. 

Tina Pugh - Security Hub

Monday, 6 June 2016

Open Gardens, June 11th, 12th and 19th

The Open Gardens Festival for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will be held on three days this year.

Saturday 11th, 12-3pm: only the hospice garden itself is open.
Sunday 12th,   12-5pm: 15 gardens are open, mainly in Blackheath
                         and Kidbrooke, and a few in Eltham and Bexley.
Sunday 19th,   12-5pm: a different 15 gardens are open, 12 in 
                         Greenwich and the rest in Eltham and Charlton.
See for the full list. 

There are refreshments at most gardens - mainly tea and cake, but in one place it's cream teas, in another prosecco and strawberries, and in two others (in Greenwich) it's Pimms. And the cost is still only £10 for all gardens, even though the day starts earlier than usual at 12 noon, giving you five hours to get round all 15 gardens on each Sunday before 5pm. If you only want to see one or two, there's the option of paying £3 per garden. All proceeds go to the hospice.

The nearest one to the Triangle is the Prior Street Allotments, SE10 8SF, where 18 allotments of different sizes are devoted mostly to vegetables and fruit. Allotment holders will be on hand to answer any horticultural questions. Refreshments: tea and cakes.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Pre-loved sale and swap, 19th June

Here's one local event you can't afford to miss! says Anastasia Haydulina of Ashburnham Place. 

The Pre-Loved Sale and Swap
in Ashburnham Retreat
on Sunday, 19th of June, 11am-3pm
Come and sell, shop or swap your children's clothes, toys, books;
your maternity wear, adult clothes;
home and garden equipment and plants;
as well as baked goods and cakes!

Let us know if you'd like to sell or just show up on the day!

This is a sale organised by neighbours in Ashburnham Place, independent of any organisation, not an ATA event.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Greenwich Open Studios, June 11/12,18/19

John Bangs: Diamond Terrace
For two weekends running a group of local artists open their private doors and show you their work. And some of them offer you a drink too.

They are painters, print-makers, collagists, pastellists, and include a jeweller, a sculptor, a potter and a photographer. Here is the list of names. For addresses, see
John Bangs is the nearest, in Blissett Street, but the farthest aren't far.

Weekends of 11th/12th, 18th/19th June, 2pm to 6pm


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Recruiting for TV series Back in Time

The makers of the hit series Back In Time For Dinner and Back In Time for the Weekend are looking in this area for a fun, food-loving family to go on an adventure back in time.

Guided by the experiences of real families in the early 20th century, one family will be fast-forwarded (or perhaps fast-backed) through 50 years of packed history to explore how we lived and what we ate.

If you’re interested, please email for details on how to apply.  Families must be UK residents with at least two children of 8 or over, preferably including a teenager.