Tuesday 25 September 2018

Write your own page in the history of the Triangle - your chance to take part

The Ashburnham Triangle History Group (so far that's mainly Tom Webb and Mick Delap) have made the work of Triangle historians Diana Rimel and Richard Cheffins available on the Triangle web site. Now they want to recruit other interested Triangle residents to develop this core material into a series of Triangle stories - more web friendly, AND with new input from Triangle residents. They have chosen three possible projects. Now they want to meet with budding - or active - Triangle historians - on Thursday, 4th October, at 7.30 in the Ashburnham Arms - to discuss which of these projects to focus on.
The three Triangle projects are:
A. Who has lived in my house (or neighbourhood) since it was built? With specialist help from experienced local historians about sources etc). Including an ATA visit to the local archives this October or November.
B. Who are the Triangle's most famous and most interesting former inhabitants? And which of them deserves an ATA plaque on the house they lived or worked in? (David Bowie, for instance, who crafted many of his Ziggy Stardust breakthrough elements here in the Triangle. Or Edward Butler, who has a good claim to have built the world's first motor vehicle here in the Triangle, where he lived - in Ashburnham Grove - and worked - on Greenwich High Road. Or all the others.)
C. What Horrible Triangle Histories could we develop from what we know - to petrify, or enchant, a new generation of local historians, whether at home, or at school? 
There's also the latest on Mick Delap's ongoing campaign for a Creekside Pathway that will access both today's regenerated Deptford Creek AND its remarkable 19th century industrial history.
Which would YOU choose to contribute to? Come to a History Group get together at the Ashburnham Arms on Thursday October 4th at 7.30 p.m.
The History Group needs new members. So if you can't make it to the Ash, but want to take part or be kept informed, please email Mick Delap - mick@delap.plus.com. If possible please indicate which of the three proposals, A, B or C, you are interested in. And if you already have interesting information about any aspect of Triangle history you would like to share, please mention that too.

Monday 24 September 2018

Greenwich Open Studios 2018

Greenwich Open Studios will be exhibiting from the 1st-14th October at the Greenwich Gallery on the corner of Peyton Place (off Royal Hill).  People can expect a wide and glowing variety of paintings, prints, photos and drawings- in fact a mini Royal Academy type summer show.

There will be a Meet the Artist celebration at the Gallery on Thursday 4th October from 7:00pm.

Saturday 15 September 2018

Scam Alert - Fake Netflix Emails

ActionFraud have reported an increase in reports about fake Netflix emails. The emails claim there’s an issue with your account, or that your account has been suspended and that you need to “update” your account details in order to resolve the problem. The link in the emails leads to genuine-looking Netflix phishing websites designed to steal your username and password, as well as payment details.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit 

Tina Pugh

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Street Party 2018 Music lineup announced

This year we are excited to have live music for Street Party. Please see below the music schedule so you won’t miss your favourites - 

13:00-13:15 Greenwich Children’s Drum Corp 
13:25-14:00 Music from the Village Church
14:00-14:25 Boppin Bunnies
14:35-16:00 Harold Fergus 
16:15-18:00  ABBA Chique 

Kicking off the start this year with be the GREENWICH CHILDREN’S DRUM CORP from Greenwich Seventh Day Adventist Church. The drummers attend Greenwich Seventh Day Adventist Church and are part of Greenwich Pathfinder Club, a wonderful church-centered recreational activity program designed for young children ages 3 to 16 years old.  Pathfindering appeals to this age group, because its program features activities that meet their needs and interests.  Much of the pathfinder program is built around physical action.  Adventure, challenge, group activities and provide opportunities for the development of new attitudes and skills that produce personal growth, team or community spirit and a sense of respect.The instruments will consist of one bass drum, snare drums, tenor drum and cymbals and will be thrilling for all!

BOPPIN’ BUNNIES will be performing interactive music class for our children this year. Boppin’ Bunnies is a long-time fixture in the AT having run courses out at St Marks and the West Greenwich Centre now for over a decade. Their classes are designed using the key aspects from the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, helping reinforce the child’s communication, language and literacy skills alongside their personal, social, emotional, mathematical, physical and creative development. They were recently the winner of the prestigious 'What’s On 4 Little Ones' award. www.boppinbunnies.co.uk

Joining us again this year is the HAROLD FERUS BAND. Greenwich locals the Harold Fergus Band are influenced by The Beatles, America, John Martyn and Oasis. Their music is a blend of melodic pop & folk, with their gentle niche being the way they blend catchy hooks with traditional folk. The music makes for easy listening whether you are being lulled by one of the bands original songs or by a unique cover of a classic hit. 

The most exciting addition to this year’s party is our showcase band ABBA CHIQUE, London’s best loved ABBA tribute band. Their costumes and sound are fantastic and sure to be a hit with children and adults alike. Since 2009 the band have been performing sell-out ABBA tribute shows all over the UK and various locations abroad. Want a preview? Please look at Abba Chique’s website for photos and videos: www.abbachique.com 

Safer Neighbourhoods Update

There was a Safer Neighbourhood Panel meeting last Thursday whereby the police gave an update to various incidents within Greenwich West Ward as follows:

Saturday 25th August - Stabbing at 23:42
Police were called to a report of a man found unresponsive in Creek Road Junction with Deptford Church Street, SE8. Officers and the Ambulance Service attended and established that the male had suffered stab injuries. He was sadly pronounced dead at 00:40hrs on Sunday 26th August.

The victim has now been identified as Shevaun Sorrell, 22 from Deptford. A post-mortem took place on 29th August and gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command are leading the investigation. Dana Powell, 27, of Deptford, was charged on the evening of Wednesday, 5 September and was appearing before the magistrates court last Thursday 6 September.

Friday 25 May - Attempted Murder (shooting) Meridian Estate
A suspect has been arrested and charged and remanded for the following offences:
Attempted murder; possession of a firearm with intent to endager life on 8th July 2018; possesion of firearm with intent to endager life on 25th May 2018; possession of a firearm when prohibited for 5 years; possession with intent to supply Class A Cocaine; possession with intent to supply Class A Heroin.

Thursday 31st May 2018 - Stabbing
Stabbing at Creek Road/Copperas Street. This case is closed as victim unwilling to cooperate.

Saturday 2nd June 2018 - Stabbing
Stabbing at Claremount Street. This case is closed as victim unwilling to cooperate.

Within the Triangle, unfortunately car crime is still high, especially the theft of bicyles and mopeds. Also theft from cars continues. Recently a set of golf clubs were stolen from a car in Ashburnham Grove. I can only reitterate the importance of not leaving ANYTHING of value in your car at ANYTIME.

Signal-blocking pouche

Keyless car crime is also on the rise. Thieves tend to scout an area looking for high tech vehicles. Remember to keep your key fob away from doors or windows to minimise the chances of a thief to find and amplify the car key's signal. To block signals keep your keys in a metal tin or consider purchasing a Faraday signal-blocking pouch.

There were 6 reported incidents of burglary within the Triangle from July to September. Many of these burglaries were due to windows being left open in the hot weather.

Date for your diary

Saturday 6th October will be the next Ashburnham Triangle Police Street Meet between 3pm-4pm. Drop by anytime to meet PCSO Henry Lawton to discuss any issues or concerns. The drop-in will take place in Ashburnham Retreat/Play Street, next to the Ashuburham Arms.

For your information, attached are the minutes of the previous Safer Neighbourhood Panel meeting held on 5th July. Please click here to view them.

Tina Pugh

Friday 7 September 2018

Greenwich to go Car Free

To celebrate Car Free Day the beautiful historic Greenwich Town will be opened up for a Saturday of fun for all ages. Expect food, drink, music, games and activities on clean, green streets...and no cars!

Why is it happening?
The Royal Borough of Greenwich wants to reduce motor vehicle traffic through Greenwich town centre to reduce air pollution and make the streets safer for walking and cycling.

The council will monitor traffic and air quality to see what impact Car Free Day has in the area.  Council staff will be on hand to listen to your views so you can help shape their plans.

How it works
King William Walk and College Approach will be closed to motor vehicles from 6am until 11.30pm. The event will run from 12noon until 6pm.

Nelson Road and Creek Road will become two way and marshals will be on site to guide and direct traffic. Parking will be suspended on the affected roads.

For more information go to:

royal greenwich.gov.uk/carfreeday

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Change to ATA gardening calendar

Unfortunately we will be short of gardeners on 29 September, so we need to cancel the session and change the October session from the 27th to earlier in the month. The next session is Saturday 13 October at ten.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

New proposals for consultation for the future of The Magistrates Court

Following two previous public consultations and no doubt various meetings with the Local Authority the owners of The Magistrates Court London Hotel Group appear to have dropped their previous architects and communications team and started afresh with a new design team. As such they are inviting local residents to two public exhibitions and presentations with question and answer opportunities to review their designs.
The exhibitions are taking place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th September and will take place in the waiting area at The Magistrates Court as before – further information can be found clicking here.
This is a completely separate matter to the current Planning Application that has been submitted by the DoubleTree Hotel on Catherine Grove.
Any separate feedback you might have can be directed to our Planning Rep Simon Barrs at si_barrs@hotmail.com which will help form a response on behalf of the Ashburnham Triangle Association.