Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Safer Neighbourhood volunteers wanted

The new chair of the Safer Neighbourhood Board, Cheryl, led a meeting on Friday 11 November to discuss the changes to Greenwich borough Safer Neighbourhood wards. The Ashburnham Triangle is part of the Greenwich Park Ward. We are currently looking to recruit a diverse range of residents to join the local ward panel, which will be held with the Greenwich Creekside Ward.

The panels are held approx six times a year and are attended by local officers, councilors and members of the Greenwich Safer Spaces teams.

If you are interested in supporting security and help shape and feed into policing in the local area please get in touch. There is a meeting about the formation of the new wards on 19 January at 18:30.

Please note the new email address for the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team:

Friday, 18 November 2022

Planning in Greenwich

Greenwich Council are carrying out a Community Involvement Consultation at the moment to allow local communities/residents to have an input on how the Council can work with us all to improve areas within the Borough through the Planning process. 

Below is a link to a page on the Councils website where they are consulting on the development of their new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). Your feedback could help develop a draft SCI which will be subject to further consultation.

Please do get involved and have your say.  

Friday, 4 November 2022

ATA Annual General Meeting, November 23rd

Residents of the Ashburnham Triangle are invited to the Ashburnham Triangle Association's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 23rd November at 7pm in the back room at the Ashburnham Arms. This AGM will be my first as Chair and we will run through the highlights of the year, our financial position and plans for the year ahead.

Roger Bickmore

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Community gardening on Saturday, October 8th

Please join us on Saturday, October 8th at 2pm. We will meet at the planter on the Play Street.

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Redevelopment of Greenwich Magistrates Court

You will hopefully have received a copy of the attached document directly, outlining an update on the the current planning application for the redevelopment and refurbishment of the former Greenwich Magistrates Court. (Click here to see the document.)

The document highlights the existing consented scheme and then goes on to highlight the proposed amendments that will be made through a Section 73 planning application. (A section 73 enables planning permission to be granted on the same development as previously authorised by an earlier planning permission, but subject to different conditions - it doesn’t enable permission to be granted on a different development) 

The salient points to note on the new proposal are; 

  1. They are no longer planning for the second basement level which will minimise disturbance from construction and excavation and should be less time consuming. 
  2. Heights of the 4 taller buildings immediately behind the magistrates court are increasing - notable for residents in the Toolworks and Charter Buildings on Catherine Grove and on Burgos Grove and the neighbours along Greenwich High Road. 
  3. The elevation along Greenwich High Road will also be taller and more imposing for pedestrians. As a result of the increase in height they planning to squeeze in additional floors to each building which will increase the number of rooms from the previously consented 293 rooms to 349. 

Given the increase in rooms and consolidation of the sizes and heights the end operator is questionable at this time. The smaller rooms are less likely to be of a higher quality brand. 

What is not shown but has been discussed with our Planning Representative is that more of the court building is being retained. 

Overall much of the consented scheme is being retained but please do familiarise yourself with the plans and any comments ahead of the planning application being made can be sent directly to and please copy in our Planning Representative on so that we can keep on top of concerns and make the necessary representations. 

Saturday, 10 September 2022

ATA 2022 Street Party cancelled

Dear all,

Following the sad news of the death of the Queen, the country is now in a period of mourning. Her Majesty’s funeral is likely to take place either on the day of our planned street party next weekend or shortly afterwards. In the circumstances I am sure you will understand our decision to cancel the event this year. We shall rearrange the party to take place in 2023.


Roger, ATA Chair

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Safer Neighbourhood September update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met in person on Thursday 1st September. Below is a summary of that meeting

Ashburnham Triangle

Theft from motor vehicles - do not leave belongings or valuables in your cars - chance thieves. Some vehicles are being targeted so consider additional measures if you have a high value car.

Greenwich High Road
New CCTV has been installed opposite the station

Town centre

Bike thefts continue - be aware
Be aware of attempted phone thefts in the town centre

Robberies have slightly dropped over the past two months in the area. Please continue to be vigilant.

We hope to have a member of the Safer Neighbourhoods Team present at the Ashburnham Triangle Street Party.

Claire, ATA Security / Police Liaison
Emergency dial 999 
Non-Emergency dial 101 
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour) 

Saturday, 3 September 2022

The return of Greenwich Open Studios

After an absence of two years Greenwich Open Studios return September 10/11 and 17/18 with two weekends of studio access hosted by local artists and makers. Full details can be found at

Friday, 2 September 2022

The 2022 ATA Street Party returns on Saturday, September 17th

After two years away, let’s make this year’s street party one to remember. The event starts at 1pm on Saturday 17 September in the play street next to the Ashburnham Arms and there will be something for everyone! 

For the kids we shall have a climbing wall, bouncy castle, some magic tricks, face painting and many other activities to keep the youngsters happy. For the grown-ups, a local band will be pumping out the tunes. And of course there’s food: we’ll be serving up high-quality barbecued beef burgers and sausages, hand-made by a local supplier. The pub will be open all afternoon selling beer, wine and soft drinks to the thirsty. For those with a sweet tooth, the ever-popular cake stall returns, showcasing the bake-off skills of our local residents.

The party raises funds to support the work of the ATA so please donate on the day and join in the raffle. This year promises to be the best ever for prizes.

If you would like to volunteer to help please email me ( See you at the party!

Anastasia Graham-Yool

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Free Deptford Creek guided walk next weekend

There is another of the highly popular free guided walks along Deptford Creek next weekend. Led by Mick Delap and Neil Sinclair, the walk is part of the Revealing The Creek programme, and explores the industrial heritage of Deptford Creek, uncovering and discussing its 19th century industrial activity and where it all happened on the Creek.

The walk will take place from 11am to approx 2pm on Saturday, September 3rd. The walk will start and finish at The Old Joinery, Ravensbourne Wharf, Norman Road near the junction with Creek Road and Deptford Creek road bridge.

To guarantee a place, customers must book via Eventbrite. There may be places on the day but this cannot be guaranteed as previous walks have proven very popular.