Saturday 30 June 2018

Safer Neighbourhood Panel Meeting - 5th July

There will be a West Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Panel meeting this Thursday 5th July. The panel consists of our local police, local councillors, neighbourhood watch coordinators and myself as the ATA's security representative. This is a closed meeting to members of the public, however, if there are any issues or concerns you would like me to raise on your behalf then please contact me.

For your information, the minutes of the previous meeting held on 24th May can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
West Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Panel Minutes 24th May 2018.

Tina Pugh

Monday 25 June 2018

Charity support and AGM minutes

One of the charities supported by the ATA, the Deborah Ubee Trust, is currently looking to recruit sessional Receptionists. More details can be found by clicking this link: Deborah Ubee Trust.

Also, please note that the minutes from this year's Ashburnham Triangle Association's AGM are now on this website: 2018 AGM Minutes.

Saturday 23 June 2018

This year’s Street Party is on Sunday, September 16th

Please save the date for this year’s Ashburnham Triangle street party Sunday September 16th from 13:00 to 18:00.
This year we are excited to have performing one of London’s best loved tribute bands ABBA Chique! We are sure all our little Mama Mia fans and their parents are going to love them. You can have a look at their website here:
As always we will be in need of some lovely volunteers to help out. If you are willing to donate an hour of your time please get in touch with Tara Veitch at or Anastasia Graham-Yooll Or even better contact through our Facebook event page
Please join the Ashburnham Triangle Facebook group page for updates about upcoming details about the street party and all the events going on in our Triangle.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Royal Hill creative arts courses open house, 7th July

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Display of wooden model of 1840 Greenwich closes 30th June

The Greenwich section of a 1:1500 scale wooden model of London as it was in 1840 is on display at the Greenwich Visitor Centre, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW until Saturday 30th June, 10am-5pm, admission free.
Constructed by community interest organisation London 1840, the different sections of the model are on display at various London locations as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The model reaches from Paddington in the west to the River Lea in the east, and from Highbury in the north to Kennington and Greenwich in the south.

London 1840 says:
In 1840 Greenwich was two working towns separated by probably the finest collection of classical buildings in the country. West Greenwich, or Old Greenwich according to Booth, 'retains the characteristics of a country town.....the inhabitants are with the exception of a few shop-keepers, working people - coalies, gas stokers, lightermen, bargemen, waterside and other labourers', and East Greenwich, also a working riverside town but a little more salubrious with better houses and bordering on the countryside - the Greenwich Peninsula.

LONDON 1840 will exhibit the Greenwich section of the model during the London Festival of Architecture month, 1- 30 June 2018, at the Greenwich Visitor Centre, London SE10 9LW.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Sunday in Greenwich

The cruise liner Azamara, docked near the Sail Loft, was being boarded by cruise passengers ferried from Greenwich Pier.

Meanwhile at Greenwich station, no passengers or trains, just under-platform pipework.

Friday 15 June 2018

GDIF, outdoor arts festival, 21st June-7th July

The Greenwich+Docklands International Festival has a packed schedule of street performances. The first half tend to be in Greenwich - Old Royal Naval College gardens, Cutty Sark Gardens, etc, and the second half in Canary Wharf, Woolwich, Eltham. But there is some overlap.
Find the GDIF guide at

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Gardening this Saturday 16th June, not 23rd

In the front garden of 75 Ashburnham Grove
Sara Emanuel says: 'Gardening is on June 16th, moved forward from 23rd.'

Alison Haworth says:
'The front of 75 Ashburnham Grove looks lovely with foxgloves and dog roses in flower; the geraniums are beautiful by the front door; and the Play Street planter is a mass of poppies and herbs - stunning.'

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Amnesty Book Sale, this Saturday 16th June

Dartmouth Row is 15 minutes walk from the Triangle, across the A2 at the top of Blackheath Hill.

Chair of the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich Group, Rachel Errington, says:

The quality of books is very high and the prices are astonishingly affordable. There is a wide variety of bargains to be found, from second-hand paperbacks to review copies of recently published novels.

The group’s book sale is Amnesty International’s most successful local fundraising event in the UK, raising £300,000 across the years.

Some people come a distance and there's usually a queue at opening time
For more information about the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich Group, or to volunteer to help the book sale both before and at the event, see or  

The book sale is also a campaign event so people can both buy books as well as sign petitions for the group's campaigns.

Amnesty International works worldwide to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

Thursday 7 June 2018

Crimewatch Roadshow

Greenwich will appear on BBC1's Crimewatch Road Show programme on Friday 8th June at 11am. In this episode the focus is on fraud by deception of older people. All episodes can be seen via BBC iPlayer.

Tina Pugh

Wednesday 6 June 2018

London Food Strategy meeting, 11th June

Mel Taylor, Good Food in Greenwich Co-ordinator, says:

Good Food in Greenwich invite you to help formulate their response to the Mayor of London's draft London Food Strategy, and possibly to plan a food festival in the autumn.

Room QA039, Queen Anne Court at the Greenwich Campus
Monday 11th June 2018, 2pm-4pm
Please RSVP to

Click here for the draft strategy, which was released on the 15th May 2018 and aims at a better, healthier and fairer food system.

If you can't come to the meeting, you can submit an individual response on this page.

Greenwich Council will be submitting their own separate response. This consultation is aimed at getting the opinions and comments from community groups, food activists, food businesses and school groups in Greenwich

Monday 4 June 2018

Open Studios, June 9th/10th, 16th/17th

For two weekends running, twenty local artists will throw open their homes and studios to show their work this year.

Caroline Nuttall-Smith of Ashburnham Grove is again our only Triangle artist in the event. But you may know some of the others, for example John Bangs who lives close by in Blissett Street, or Chris Moody, vicar of St Alfege's.

Caroline's handbuilt ceramics and linocut prints will be on show at 36 Stretton Mansions, Glaisher Street, Deptford SE8 3JP, in company with the acrylic oil and gesso on canvas of Rebecca Witting.

The other artists taking part have studios in west Greenwich, east Greenwich, and Blackheath. They cover a wide variety of work.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Superheroes Day - 9th June at Greenwich Park

Celebrate Superhero Day with our local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team.

Come along dressed up as a Superhero such as:
Batman, Superman, Batgirl, Hulk, Wonder Woman, Iron Man or Spiderman and you could win a prize! (children only)
Meet real life superheroes from the
Police / Fire Service / Ambulance / Army
together with Police Horses and Dogs

Saturday 9th June 2018
11am - 3pm
Greenwich Park
Near the Bandstand and hear the Police Cadet Band play

Prize for the Best Fancy Dress at 1pm

Saturday 2 June 2018

Digital humanism - how to cope with robots? June 7th

Tony Brewer says: 
'We benefit from robots but what about the risks? We need to plan for when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence, which could be in the next 20 years.'

Tony will lead a discussion on a humanist response to AI, on Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm at New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS, the community library in the row of shops between The Venue nightclub and New Cross Gate station. 

Tony will talk on the technical concepts, applications, risks and benefits of AI, before general discussion of how to cope with AI from a humanist standpoint, ie living by evidence, reason and our common humanity, and promoting happiness in this life.

This meeting, postponed from snowbound March, is one of the South East London Humanist Group (SELHuG) meetings on the first Thursday of every month, usually at New Cross Learning. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, and everyone chips in £2 to cover the cost of the premises hire. Everybody welcome.  
For confirmation of the venue of meetings:

Friday 1 June 2018


The Greenwich Book Festival sails into town for the fourth year in June with events that will appeal to book lovers of all ages. The main festival will be held at the Old Royal Naval College on Friday, 15 June and Saturday, 16 June. 

More than 25 events will be held for adults, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, theatre and storytelling. Friday evening features the Festival Party with the women writer’s showcase where you can add some books to your summer reading list. Authors making appearances on Friday and Saturday include Nina Stibbe, Dolly Alderton, Mick Herron and Toby Litt. Squeeze frontman Chris Difford will be performing unplugged on Saturday night.

With more than 20 events and workshops for children including Paddington stories, comics creation, rainbow production, campervan stories and unicorn design, there’s much to choose from at the festival. Authors and illustrators appearing include the dynamic duo of Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick, the hilarious Lissa Evans on Wed Wabbit and cult arts and science magazine Okido. Award-winning young adult authors Patrick Ness and Angie Thomas will be making a rare joint appearance at the festival.

Locals will love a historical walking tour of Victorian Greenwich, an explanation of mudlarking treasures along with a special mudlarking expedition on the Thames, a talk by Blackheath author Blake Morrison and a South of the River quiz. 

The festival offers free workshops for both kids and adults, as well an array of street food traders so you can picnic on the lawn. Find full details of the festival or book tickets at You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


We're looking for friendly book-loving volunteers to help out at our festival. It's a great opportunity & fun to boot. Did you know we’ve been called one of the friendliest festivals in London? It would be wonderful if we could get Greenwich locals to help us. For more information, please go to: