Thursday 30 June 2016

A Talk on "The architecture and afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor"

Owen Hopkins, author of the recently published book: ‘From the Shadows. The architecture and afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor’ has very generously agreed to come and talk about his book on
Friday 1st July at West Greenwich Library

Wine will be served from 6.30pm and the talk will begin at 7.00pm.

Signed books will be on sale at the time of the talk and tickets, at £5 each, are available on the door and on the Greenwich Society website.

Building the Lenox, the Restoration warship talk at the Ashburnham Arms

A full-size sea-going replica 17th century warship is planned for the Convoys Wharf development in Deptford with a marine crafts centre and John Evelyn’s garden recreated nearby.

On Wednesday 13th July 8pm in the Ashburnham Arms SE10 8UH project directors Julian Kingston and Roo Angel will show us plans and progress. Chaired by Mick Delap.

Free entry but pre-booking is advised as space is limited. Contact to pre-book. There will be a collection for the projects.

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.