Monday, 17 February 2020

EE Scam Alert

Please be aware of a current scam text that appears to be from EE. The message reads as follows:
“EE: We were unable to process your latest bill. In order to avoid fees, update your billing information”. A link is provided at the end of the text but if you click the link in the text, they’ll ask for bank details & are in a position to clean your account out.
EE are not the only provider/customers they are targeting. O2 are also having the same problem and both providers are trying to put a stop to it.
You can report the text free of charge to EE (or whichever provider it has supposedly come from) by forwarding the text and number it has come from to 7726.
If you receive a text like this please report it to your provider. Never give your details out. Always check with your provider directly first using their official customers service number.

Tina Pugh
ATA Security / Police Liaison
Email: ata.secureteam@gmail.com
Emergency dial 999
Non Emergency dial 101
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)
Email: westgreenwich.snt@met.police.uk

History Group

The notes from February’s History Group meeting may be found here.

Still Life Workshop

There’s a Still Life Drawing Workshop with Dawn Harverson, artist and stylist this weekend. Takes place at her  home on Egerton Drive on Saturday 22nd of February from 14:00-16:00.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Have your say on the Council's bin collection proposals

If you have not done so already please consider completing this survey regarding Greenwich Council’s bin collections proposal. They are considering reducing service and charging for things like green wheelie bins.
Fill out the consultation and tell them your thoughts on how proposed changes to our bin collections would affect you.
https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/zerowaste?fbclid=IwAR2pEw7wwpo2BMZ-4wQOmPrmR0zY4Ij38U8JssetJcWCC431Kv6Nf_W8bS8

Friday, 7 February 2020

DoubleTree Hotel on Catherine Grove

You may be aware that the Council have served a Planning Breach of Condition on the Hotel over their continued use of Catherine Grove for their coaches and delivery vehicles arriving and carrying out servicing etc on the street which isn't currently permitted. The Hotel has had to resubmit revised Servicing and Transport Plans in a new application which can be found on the Council's Planning Portal (the reference is 19/4348/MA).
The target decision date for the application is 17th February 2020 and any comments you wish to make in regard to it should be sent in as soon as possible and before that date to be able to fully considered.

History meeting

The next ATA History Group meeting will be on Monday 10 February in the back room of the Ashburnham Arms at 7.30pm.
The meeting will feature a talk by Triangle resident Neil Sinclair. Neil is going to kick off the theme of Triangle Lives with a talk on the journalist, author, playwright and film scriptwriter Edgar Wallace. Wallace was born illegitimately into poverty in Ashburnham Grove in 1875. Despite leaving school at 12, he rose to great acclaim and fortune as a novelist and scriptwriter.
Wallace’s eventful and colourful life ended far from its beginning in a terraced house in Greenwich. He died in 1932 in Beverley Hills, California while working on the script of Hollywood blockbuster King Kong.
Please join us for a drink. There will be an update on our other projects and please bring ideas for future talks.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Spring Lectures at The Brookmill

Our Environmental and Gardening Group have informed us of a series of Spring lectures at the Brookmill pub that may be of interest to our members. Full details here.

A carbon neutral Greenwich by 2030 and cleaner streets

Many of us are thinking about what more we can do about the Climate Emergency how we can keep our streets free of litter and graffiti. We can work with the Council on both of these issues.

Climate Emergency Network
The Council is setting up a Climate Emergency Network as part of the work it is doing to become carbon neutral by 2030. See here for details. 
The Council says that the reason for setting up the network is:
“about 25% of the borough’s total emissions come from the council’s offices, vehicles and housing, so we need everyone’s help to step up to the carbon neutral challenge. Everyone can make a difference and together we can tackle the climate crisis.”
When you join the Network you’ll get information about what you can do to reduce your carbon emissions. The Council will send you updates about what steps they are taking, and give you the opportunity to do your bit for Greenwich.
Please sign up to the Climate Emergency Network, it only takes a minute or two and many of us living in the Ashburnham Triangle are doing so. You can join the network here.

Environment Champions
Are you bothered about dog mess, litter or graffiti? If so have you considered becoming an Environment Champion? The Council has set up a network of Environment Champions who are a special type of volunteer and who help deal with environmental issues that might have a negative effect on our neighbourhood. They would support you in this role as would the ATA. For more information see https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200268/street_cleaning_and_repairs/637/become_an_environment_champion

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Watch OUT Watch OUT....Car thieves about


Sounds obvious, but please make sure you fully lock your car when you leave your vehicle. Over the past two days, two cars in the Triangle have had possessions stolen as the vehicles were not locked.

We know thieves are operating in this area as two different individuals have been captured on camera trying car door handles in the early hours of the morning. They got lucky on several occasions this week and gained entry to cars in Ashburnham Place and Ashburnham Grove.

REMEMBER

  • Don't just rely on your key fob to lock your vehicle. Before you walk away, double check your car door and boot is fully locked. 
  • Don't attract thieves by NEVER leaving anything on show in the car, especially a bag or even a coat on the passenger or back seat. Police have advised to leave your glove compartment open to show would be thieves there is nothing to steal.

Tina Pugh
ATA Security / Police Liaison

Emergency dial 999
Non Emergency dial 101
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)





Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Six Nations at the Ash!

There’s no better way to enjoy the Six Nations than watching it on the Ashburnham Arms’ massive screen this weekend. It all kicks off on Saturday with Wales v Italy at 2.15 then Ireland v Scotland at 4.45.
On Sunday France face England at 3pm.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Reporting fly tipping and graffiti

A reminder that Greenwich Council has a Fix My Street section on its website for reporting things which are broken, dirty, damaged or dumped, and need fixing, cleaning or clearing, including:

  • graffiti
  • flytipping
  • broken playground equipment
  • street lighting
  • potholes
Report a problem here: https://fix.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/

Severndroog Castle

Did you know that on Thursdays and Fridays (and occasionally on Saturdays subject to availability)  group visits can be arranged to local wonder Severngdroog Castle?
(Details of Severndroog Castle can be found here.)
If you are please email groups@severndroogcastle.org.uk and they will be in touch with booking details. They are already taking bookings throughout 2020, so if you are interested best email them ASAP.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Did you know you can now contact 999 by Text Message

The emergency services now have a text service. You will need to register in advance for this by following these steps:

Text REGISTER to 999


You will receive a text message back saying you are now registered. 

When needing an emergency service such as police, just simply text:

Police 

and then add your message for example: 

"a fight is happening between a group of men in Cutty Sark Gardens".

You use the same ethos for FIRE, AMBULANCE and COASTGUARD.

This is a great service. Don't wait for an emergency and register your phone today. More information on this service can be found here:
contact 999 by SMS


Tina Pugh
ATA Security / Police Liaison

Emergency dial 999
Non Emergency dial 101
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)

Friday, 17 January 2020

ATA AGM and search for new Chair and Treasurer

A reminder that you are invited to our AGM on the 23rd January 2020 at 7.30pm at West Greenwich Community Centre (141 Greenwich High Rd). We’ll take you through the highlights of the year, our financial position and plans for the year ahead.
This AGM will be the last for myself as Chair, Robin as deputy Chair and Annabel as Treasurer. We will step down from our positions making way for new blood.
The ATA can only continue with the with the help and time of our fantastic volunteer base so please contact me at ata.chairperson@gmail.com if you would like to put yourself forward as Chair, Deputy Chair or Treasurer. 
The ATA will continue its philosophy of asking a lot of people to give a fraction of their time. I hope you’ll find it as rewarding and fun as we have. Please do put the 23rd Jan at 7.30pm in your diaries.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Shelter donation

Janet and Robin Stott thank everyone involved with the Carol Singing on 23rd December. We found it to be a most enjoyable event. As well as thanking all the lusty singers and the young money collectors, whose rattling of the cans contributed to the £340 which the event raised for Shelter, our particular thanks go to Pepina and all at the Ashburnham Arms for their generous support of the event, to Barbara Reid for running the quiz, and to Dai Williams for roasting the chestnuts.
We will post on the website a copy of the letter of appreciation which we will assuredly receive from Shelter.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Reminder: the Story of Deptford Creek

It’s a story of 19th Century industrial glory, 20th Century decline - and new promise for the 21st Century Creek.
On Friday ATA resident Mick Delap will be giving an illustrated talk about the Creek’s story, ending with a discussion of the Creek’s future. Mick will be speaking in West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road on Friday 10th January, 7.30 - 9.00pm.
Admission is free and all ATA and Creek residents are welcome.
More information here.

February meeting of the ATA History team

Next meeting will be on Monday 10 February at the Ashburnham Arms (back room) 7.30 - 9.00pm
It will feature a short talk by Neil Sinclair who is going to kick off Triangle Lives with the journalist, author, playwright and film scriptwriter Edgar Wallace. Wallace was born illegitimately into poverty in Ashburnham Grove in 1875. Despite leaving school at 12, he rose to great acclaim and fortune as a novelist and scriptwriter. Wallace's eventful and colourful life ended far from its beginning in a terraced house in Greenwich. He died in 1932 in Beverley Hills, California while working on the script of Hollywood blockbuster King Kong.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Morris dancing at the Ashburnham Arms

The Plough Monday Morris Dancing tour is on Monday 13th January.
They will be at the Ashburnham Arms, Ashburnham Grove: Meet at 19.30 to dance at 20.00, then they move on for a 20.45 dance at Richard I, Royal Hill, and finally 21.30 dance at the Morden Arms, Brand Street.