Friday, 21 October 2016

SSBC sponsored walk registration 22nd

How the front of the church looks now
The South Street Baptist Church says:
'If you'd like to join our sponsored walk on Saturday 29th October, you need to register your place by Saturday 22nd October at

'The walk is to raise money to provide access ramps and other facilities for wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs. All funds raised will go towards making the church safer and more accessible for people of all abilities.

'The walk will start at the church at 10am on 29th October, with a choice of two walking lengths - five and ten miles - along the river. All ages and abilities are welcome, and you don't have to be a member of SSBC to join in.

'There is an entry fee to go towards the day's costs: £10 for 12-year-olds and over, £6 for younger children. You will then get a free tee-shirt and access to a downloadable sponsorship form so you can collect donations. Or your sponsors can donate at  Donations should be submitted within two weeks after the walk.

'Time to start collecting pledges and stretching those limbs!'

Hallowe'en in the Triangle

Monday, 17 October 2016

Want a say in the ATA? Say it on Tuesday 25th.

Chairman Chris Ward at an ATA event
You might want things to be different from the way they are. Or you may just want to know what's going along. 

Whatever your views, come and give them at the 

ATA's Annual General Meeting in the back room of the Ashburnham Arms at 8pm on Tuesday 25th October.


Any subjects for discussion can also be flagged up in advance to

The Ash's new landlady Pepina will bring you sandwiches.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Street party credits

Happily occupied at the street party
STREET PARTY 2016 – CREDITS       Big thanks from all to all!
Food stall

Annabel Cowell,  Steve Cowell,  David Walker,  Imogene Russell,  Jo Hall,  Roz Weeks, Non Baker,  Stuart Mulholland,  Janet Stott,  Neil Bailey,  Tom Webb,  Graeme Elkington,  Adam Deal,  Chris Ward,  Andrew Laird,  Rebecca Wallace,  David Williams,  Emma Miller,  Cllr Aidan Smith, Cllr Maureen O’Mara,  Tara Veitch,  the Seventh Day Adventist Church,  Joe Curran of the Ashburnham Arms, and several unknown cake and quiche makers.  Let us know who you are, so we can thank you – and we might still have your plates!


Ruth Currie and the Jazz Ashes,  the Seventh Day Adventist Church,  Jo Honey,  Kate Robinson

Dog show
Tina Pugh,  Adam Pugh,  Neil Bailey;  Emma and Martin from Dog Knows;  prizes from Pets at Home

Raffle prize sourcing
Neil Sinclair,  Barbara Reid,  Janet Stott,  Chris Ward

Raffle and guess-the-weight-of-the-cake stall
Barbara Reid,  Janet Stott,  Maureen Romeril,  Mary Carter,  Paddy Rodgers,  Robin Stott,  Tara Veitch,  Tina Pugh

Face painting
Frances Currie,  Lee Bamsey,  Anastasia Haydulina,  Emma Cole,  Liz Pratt McClean,  Jonathan Stringer,  Naomi Delap,  Ceri Rose

Spin painting
Caroline Elkington,  Jenny Bailey,  Lee Bamsey,  Ceri Rose; Miew-Cheng and Alain Stangroome with their daughters Kaitlin and Tania

Colouring-in tablecloth
Alison Haworth

Plant stall
Alison Haworth,  Peter Hulme,  Caroline Xiggins,  Sara Daoud

Biscuit decorating and balloon modelling
The South Street Baptist Church

Derek Fordham,  Robin Stott,  Chris Ward,  James Kellock,  Ben Turnbull,  Harriet Rodgers,  Jess Turnbull,  Alastair Currie,  Neil Sinclair,  Imogene Russell,  Tara Veitch,  Paddy Rodgers

Health check tent
Eunice Whyte Everyll and the Seventh Day Adventist Church

Furniture and equipment
The South Street Baptist Church,  St Mark’s Church

Infrastructure (street lay-out, set-up, take-down, PA, gazebos, etc)
Tom Webb,  Neil Sinclair,  Robin Stott,  Graeme Elkington,  Chris Ward,  David Walker,  Maureen Romeril,  Adam Deal, Imogene Russell,  Hugo Sands

Publicity and promotion

Andrew Steeds,  Imogene Russell,  Neil Sinclair,  Chris Ward,  Simon Barrs

Poster design
Jenny Bailey

Photography and videos
Mylie Kefford, Neil Bailey

Party production
Neil Sinclair,  Imogene Russell,  Tom Webb,  Frances Currie

Metropolitan Police Service
PC John Moody

London Fire Brigade
Fire engine and firemen from Blissett Street

Burgers and sausages
GG Sparkes

Bouncy castle
Highline Adventure

Climbing wall and baby bouldering wall
Highline Adventure

Sponsorship of climbing wall
Hamptons International

Raffle tickets at the ready!

STREET PARTY 2016 - RAFFLE PRIZES       Big thanks to all donors!
Meal for two with bottle of house wine
The Guildford Arms
Meal for two with bottle of house wine
Davy’s Wine Vaults
Meal for two with bottle of house wine
Zeytin Turkish restaurant
Meal for two with bottle of wine
Richard I pub
Meal for two with bottle of house wine
Prince of Greenwich pub
Dinner for two to the value of £40 (excluding drinks)
Meal and glass of wine for two
Baba’s Café & Bar
Dinner for two
The Hill, Royal Hill
3 x bottles of fine Italian wine
Davy’s Wine Shop
£30 voucher for Pilates
Ellie Brown
2 x fish and chip suppers for two
The Golden Chippy
2 x £10 dry cleaning vouchers
Vina Launderette & Dry Cleaners
2 x dry cleaning vouchers
Soma Dry Cleaning
2 x cream teas for two
Royal Teas
Afternoon tea for two
Mercure Hotel, Greenwich
Bottle of Argentinian red wine and jar of Dulce de Leche milk caramel spread
Buenos Aires Café
Family ticket for a forthcoming performance
Greenwich Theatre
2 x cinema tickets
Greenwich Picturehouse
Tea/coffee and cakes or pastries for two
Al Pancino deli and café
BaByliss professional hair stylers
Hane Services
10 x free digital prints
Snappie Studios, Nelson Road

We're above all that!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Farewell drinks tonight for Joe at the Ash, 7pm onwards

Joe Curran has been lured back to the Queen's Head, Piccadilly, his other pub, where the lights are brighter and the footfall more frequent. Even Joe, capable as he is, can't be expected to run both pubs, so, short of cloning, a man's gotta go where a man's gotta go.

It's our loss, especially as Joe's been a very great help at the street party for two years running now - last year he sourced most of the food. This year his salsa once again spiced up the beefburgers terrifically, his barbecue cooked them, and his electricity powered the cooking. Recipe for the salsa: tomatoes, chillies, red onions, coriander.

His leaving drinks are tonight in the Ash from 7pm onwards. He says we can probably show street party (or possibly other) photos on a wall screen, including a 6-minute video we've got of the street party, made by Greenwich university student Mylie Kefford. So bring your photos and share them, if you like.

See you there! The Thai Pop-up is in action.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Good fun at the Street Party

Biscuit decorating at the South Street Baptists’ Church stall
The sun didn’t come out for this year’s street party, except for a very brief interlude. But Triangle residents did in large numbers, with their friends, for a great afternoon’s entertainment and relaxation. The children were happy with unlimited turns on climbing walls, bouncy castle, spin painting, Alison Haworth’s colouring-in table, and the South Street Baptist Church’s ever-popular biscuit and balloon crafts. Nearly all the children had their faces painted.

Everybody had the choice of top quality burgers, sausages, quiches, salads, home-made bread and cakes, and a superb vegetarian curry cooked by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

‘Come on, Enzo. Through the hoop!
Dogs had a good time too, at Tina and Adam Pugh’s highly successful dog show. An enthusiastic audience cheered on at least a dozen canine entrants in the obstacle course and waggiest tail competitions. Winners were awarded prizes and rosettes, and all competitors enjoyed the doggy treats that lured them through the course.

Just as happy were the human winners of more than two dozen great prizes for adults - and even more for children. The right answer to the guess-the-weight-of-the-cake competition was 2.708kg, said Tina Pugh, who baked and then decorated it in ATA colours.

Whether or not you were a big cake-eater, you could have your BMI checked at the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s health check tent – or just listen to members of the church’s impressive choir, which is always an uplifting experience.

The Seventh Day Adventist Church singers
We had more fantastic music from local singer and keyboards player Jo Honey, and from Ruth Currie and the Jazz Ashes, who gave us a cool but rousing finale.

And the plant stall provided a pleasing patch of green to the street party scene.

There are more party pictures to come, plus a video by film student Mylie Kefford, and acknowledgments and thanks to all those helpers and raffle donors who made the party possible.
Neil Sinclair

Saturday, 17 September 2016

ATA Street Party in full swing!


The dogs are exhausted and the music’s started - we’ve only just begun! Plenty of food left and the massive raffle draw is at 6pm - don’t miss it!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Street Party set fair with huge raffle prize bonanza

Our gardens may be desperate for rain after a scorching start to autumn in London, but the rather cooler weather with some sunny periods forecast for Saturday (17th September) should be just fine for the annual Street Party. Don’t just rely on the weather and the entertainment on offer when deciding whether to come to the Play Street, just take a look at the range of raffle prizes on offer, all donated by local businesses.

Barbara and Maureen (right) on the raffle stall at our 2015 Street Party
  • 2016 ATA Street Party raffle prizes 
  • Meal for two with bottle of house wine donated by The Guildford Arms 
  • Meal for two with bottle of house wine at Davy’s Wine Vaults 
  • Meal for two with bottle of house wine donated by Zeytin Turkish restaurant 
  • Meal for two and bottle of wine donated by the Richard I pub 
  • Meal for two with bottle of house wine at the Prince of Greenwich pub 
  • Dinner for two to the value of £40 (excluding drinks) at Kitcho 
  • Meal and glass of wine for two donated by Baba’s Café & Bar 
  • Three bottles of fine Italian wine donated by Davy’s Wine Shop 
  • 2 x Fish and Chip suppers for two donated by The Golden Chippy 
  • 2 x £10 dry cleaning vouchers donated by Vina Launderette & Dry Cleaners 
  • Dry cleaning vouchers donated by Soma Dry Cleaning 
  • Two cream teas donated by Royal Teas 
  • Bottle of Argentinian red wine and jar of Dulce de Leche milk caramel spread donated by Buenos Aires Cafe 
  • Family ticket to a forthcoming performance donated by Greenwich Theatre 
  • Two cinema tickets donated by Greenwich Picturehouse 
  • Tea/coffee and cakes or pastries for two at Al Pancino deli and café 
  • An electrical item donated by Hane Services 
  • A £30 voucher for pilates classes run by Ellie Brown 
  • Ten free digital prints at Snappie Studios 

The raffle, along with the food stall, is one of the main fund raisers for the Ashburnham Triangle Association. And all surplus funds from the Street Party will, as usual, go towards good causes in and around the Triangle and, of course, help to buy or hire equipment for next year.