The Triangle’s next collection is on Wednesday, December 30th and the first one of the New Year is on Tuesday, January 5th.
Saturday, 26 December 2020
Friday, 25 December 2020
Barbara Reid writes:
It has been a long time since we have been able to meet at the Ash and it’s likely to be some time before we can gather again so I am organising a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 20 January at 7.30. The meeting will last approximately one hour. A link to the meeting will be sent nearer the time.
I will be giving a short talk on the history of the Roan Schools in Greenwich and Mick Delap will give an update on the Creek.
Some of our ideas/plans have had to be put on hold but we can discuss where we are at.
Thursday, 24 December 2020
Work at the Greenwich Pumping Station site has progressed well this past year.
The site is now closed and will restart on 4 January 2021.
Site security staff and CCTV will remain in operation, as will the 24-hour Tideway Helpdesk, which you can contact to speak to a member of the team, sign up for email updates from the site or find out about community liaison working group meetings.
In the new year they will continue tunnelling throughout 2021.
Sunday, 20 December 2020
Saturday, 19 December 2020
The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun in Greenwich with the first vaccinations provided this week.
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine is safe and effective and gives the best protection against coronavirus.
The NHS will be in touch when it's your turn to be vaccinated. Please help us by not contacting your GP surgery or other NHS service asking for the vaccination.
This is a long-term vaccination programme and it will likely take until at least Spring before all high-risk groups have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine. When you are contacted and offered the vaccination, please attend your booked appointment.
In the meantime; remember to continue to follow the recommended guidance including
- regularly washing your hands,
- wearing a mask
- keeping a safe distance.
Help us control the virus and save lives.
Find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine at selondonccg.nhs.uk
A reminder has come from the local Safer Neighbourhood police officers following a spate of local car break ins. Please ensure that cars are locked and that no valuables are on display (ideally remove them from the vehicle). If anyone has any images of people acting suspiciously over recent nights, please share with the police.
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
The official Greenwich tour guides children's walks that proved so popular at half-term are back over the Christmas and New Year period. They are running on selected days special walks under the theme Festive Celebrations.
Details of the walks can be found here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/132310049921 on Eventbrite where bookings can be made (up to a max of six people - including free children's places - due to new Covid Tier 3 rules).
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
A resident has reported callers at his door claiming to be raising money for GOSH for a child’s operation.
It is difficult for the charity to confirm if he is genuine without knowing further details so we would advise residents if they are unsure then not to donate any money on the doorstep. If someone does return then you could ask if they are happy to confirm name and postcode so that the charity could check their records for any fundraisers that they are aware of or if they have a fundraising page that is automatically linked to GOSH Charity so that all donations would go straight to the charity. Residents can also make donations online via charity websites to reassure them that their donation is going to the correct place.
If you do have any concerns that this may be a scam then we would also recommend contacting the local police to register this with them.
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Greenwich Community Hub
If you can’t go out and don’t have any family, friends or neighbours around to talk to or help, then contact the Greenwich Community Hub.
The Community Hub has helped thousands of people during the pandemic and is still here for you. Get support around accessing food, money issues, housing issues, staying warm in winter, healthy mind and body, social activities, volunteering, training and employment, and more.
Call 0800 470 4831 to talk to a friendly advisor today. Open Monday - Saturday, 8am – 6.30pm.
Greenwich Community Hub Christmas Opening Hours
Monday, 7 December 2020
The Christmas tree is up, the logs are on the fire, they've remodelled the back garden and there's a new outside heater. All service under Tier 2 rules.
Tuesday - Friday 4.30pm - 11pm
Saturday 1pm - 11pm
Sunday 1pm - 10.30pm
Book a table on 020 8355 5141
Monday, 30 November 2020
Police had to disperse a large scale gathering in Greenwich Town Centre at the weekend which breached COVID regulations.
Greenwich West SNT will continue to patrol the area and will work with licensing and the council.
If you are aware of any further incidents likely to take place or have any views on this incident or other breaches in the town centre please contact the local police via WestGreenwich.SNT@met.police.uk.
Claire, ATA Security
Friday, 27 November 2020
Each year St Alfege Church in Greenwich organises its Advent Windows, which is now a beloved Christmas tradition and is in its 14th year. This year’s theme is “Near & Far.” Read more about it here.
Shops, homes, schools and pubs use their imagination and artistry to produce the living Advent Calendar. A newly decorated window will be revealed, or “opened”, on each day of Advent (1st to 24th December) in different parts of Greenwich. A variety of media will be used, including paper art, models, light installations and paintings.
Once all 24 Advent Windows have been opened, seeing all of them usually takes around 3 hours on foot. You can view a programme of the window locations, or read about the window openings after each event on their website here. A summary of the window openings for the current day can be found under “Today’s Window”.
The windows will stay up until Sunday, 3 January 2021.
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Tideway are starting up Annie, the Tunnel Boring Machine, next week. This is a big moment for all the Thames Tideway Tunnel team, but it will mean more lorry traffic to take the muck away – an extra 30 lorries a day to start with. Related lorry traffic will gradually grow next year, until it reaches a peak of 80 lorries over summer 2021 – and on into Spring 2022, which is when they will complete the Greenwich Connection Tunnel.
More details on this work can be found here
Monday, 16 November 2020
Consultation for the individual Movement Strategy trial projects is now open. To provide feedback on any of the five trial projects, please fill out the Royal Parks' survey.
This formal consultation will gather feedback from park visitors, residents and stakeholders. Through the six-month project period, Royal Parks are also collating park stakeholder feedback, and undertaking an evaluation of the external implications of the trials in partnership with relevant transport authorities (eg. TfL and local boroughs).
At the end of the trial in February 2021 Royal Parks will determine if they should extend, alter, make permanent or revoke the trial.
The Royal Parks' Movement Strategy sets a coherent framework to help shape and inform the policies relating to how park visitors can access, experience and move within the parks.
To give your thoughts please complete the survey by 10 January 2021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Barbara Reid:
It’s a long time since our last History Hub meeting and it’s likely to be some time before we can meet again (one day we will!) at The Ash. Until then I’m hoping that we can meet via Zoom this winter. I’d like the meeting to include a talk and am in touch with a couple of possible speakers. I’ll email again when I have something organised.
In the meantime you might be interested in catching the next two sessions of Greenwich in 50 objects, developed by professional storyteller Richard Sylvester in partnership with Royal Museums Greenwich. It’s on Tuesday evenings 7.00 - 8.00pm and here’s a link for more information:
Richard is working on a wider History of Greenwich in 100 object project (independent of Royal Museums Greenwich) and has set up a website: https://www.hogblog.org
If you are stuck for something to watch I can recommend the Layers of London webinars. They are all available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKSICy8FIDCKV0uVifb0sqw
Thursday, 12 November 2020
If you are expecting a regular delivery (grocery, flowers etc) please try to collect this from your doorstep quickly. If you are making an online purchase and find that you will not be in for delivery, please think to contact a neighbour to take it in for you. Some companies (e.g. Amazon) also offer drop off hubs, e.g. local shops, who will hold the delivery securely until you collect with ID.
If you notice a neighbour’s delivery outside for an extended period, perhaps think of contacting them or taking it in for safe keeping.
If you do have any CCTV or doorbell footage please send to the security email: email@example.com.
Claire, ATA security
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
If strengthening your passwords is something you keep putting off, or you feel overwhelmed by the sea of online security information, you’re not alone.
As part of the Cyberhood Watch initiative, launched in 2019 in partnership with Avast, they have launched a PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd campaign that targets both the overwhelmed and complacent, providing everyone with 3 easy steps to be more secure online.
PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd in 3 easy steps
- Create a separate password for your email account
- Use 3 random words
- Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)
Monday, 9 November 2020
The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met by conference call on Tuesday 3rd November. Below is a summary of that meeting:
Within the Triangle
- Drug dealing in Plymouth House and Barnstaple House – new locks have been put in which have prevented suspects entering so situation has improved, but area continues to be patrolled.
- Thefts of parcels from communal areas of flats have been reported. Officer has contacted all delivery companies to remind of responsible delivery.
- Vehicle crime continues in the Triangle particularly theft from vehicles. Various CCTV has captured individuals prowling the Triangle trying all car doors to gain access, usually between 1-3am. If you do actually see this happening please call 999 immediately. Please continue to ensure that you leave nothing of value your car and ensure that it is locked securely.
The North Pole
- There was an incident at North Pole at approx 10pm on the evening before second lockdown (November 4th). The incident is being investigated by CID and the Licensing Team. If you have any CCTV footage or information that you think would be relevant, please send this on to the police.
Greenwich Town centre
- Social distancing concerns – please remember distancing rules when in the more congested town centre. Police have been actively reminding residents and visitors. This is particularly relevant during the period of the second lockdown.
- In recent months there has been a large number of bicycle thefts from streets and outhouses, as reported in the last Safer Neighbourhood panel meeting. Three arrests have been made and, since then, the situation has improved. Please however ensure that bicycles are kept in secure locations and use good quality locks.
- Anti social behaviour (ASB) on The Point has been less of an issue due to wet weather. However, the police continuously patrol and have carried out frequent stop and searches. They will continue to monitor the area.
- In addition, the theft of vegetable boxes has been reported locally. Please try to move these inside as soon as possible.
Claire ATA Security / Police Liaison
Emergency dial 999
Non-Emergency dial 101
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)
Monday, 2 November 2020
Friday, 30 October 2020
From Royal Greenwich Council:
There's no denying it, this Halloween is going to be very different to Halloweens we've had in the past. But, that doesn't mean we can't still have lots of fun!
Unfortunately trick or treating is not allowed this year - but there's a great alternative way to go on a spooky adventure. Rather than knock on people's doors (which would break social distancing rules), why not go on a pumpkin hunt instead? People in the area are bound to have pumpkins in their windows, so set off with the children you care for in groups of no more than six people in your bubble, and for every pumpkin you spot, you can give the little ones a treat!
Send the Council pictures of your Halloween celebrations, or tag them on social media @royal_greenwich and using the hashtag #GreenwichHalloween.
Find out here how to reuse your pumpkins and household items to make the spookiest night of the year even spookier...
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Monday, 12 October 2020
The Greenwich Tour Guides are offering 45 minute to 1 hour fun and informative walks from Monday 26th - Thursday 29th October at 10.30am and 2pm.
Hear about a witch who inspired a record-breaking tea clipper, a naval hero who saved Britain from invasion, a notorious king who had two of his six wives executed, and much more.
Ideal for keeping even the grown-ups engaged and entertained.
Walks start from the Cutty Sark bow and end at the National Maritime Museum.
Please book tickets (Adults £12; children 12-16 £6; children under 12 FREE) through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heroes-and-villains-of-greenwich-tickets-123505272595?ref=eios
Sunday, 11 October 2020
In addition, a motorbike was stolen from Devonshire Drive in the early hours of Saturday morning. The police have been informed and neighbours got images of the thieves.
Please could all residents remain vigilant to vehicle crime and ensure that vehicles are locked and that no items of value are on show. Many thanks to those residents who were able to capture footage of the motorbike incident and who reported this promptly to the police.
Claire, ATA Security
Thursday, 1 October 2020
As most of you will be aware, Greenwich Council are attempting to address the concerns of excessive and dangerous traffic in West Greenwich by reducing through-traffic on our residential streets using modal filters. Although the Triangle roads are not directly affected, the changes to access routes have inevitably provoked much discussion.
The Council are also implementing new strategic cycle routes in the borough, notably on Trafalgar Road in East Greenwich.
You can give feedback on the trial measures implemented so far on the Council's website here: https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/xfp/form/549
Saturday, 26 September 2020
We’re calling on all Londoners to act responsibly and follow the rules to stop the virus spreading #Covid19
The rise in the spread of the virus should concern us all, and it should be everyone’s priority to drive these numbers down - personal choices will matter in the weeks and months to come.
We are stepping up patrols and we will proactively work with businesses, licensing authorities and local authorities to ensure the rules are being followed.
Anyone who chooses to flout the rules, and are consciously making decisions which put lives at risk should expect to have enforcement action taken against them.
Claire, ATA security
Friday, 25 September 2020
Please ensure your vehicle is locked and that no valuables are on display.
Claire, ATA Security
Monday, 14 September 2020
A new initiative to improve the security and safety of our neighbourhood is being launched.
The new register will be held on a secure database and will have details of the residents with CCTV or video doorbells. The purpose will be to assist police and council when they are investigating crimes.
If you have CCTV or a video doorbell, it might be worth considering signing up. Please see the link below.
Sunday, 13 September 2020
The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to an increase in their theft reported in local areas. To keep yours safe ask your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle park it in a secure compound. If this isn’t possible, park in an area that’s well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the convertor can’t be easily reached by potential thieves. Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.
You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of. Visit Secured by Design for more details.
Remember to report ALL suspicious behaviour to the police via 101, online via www.met.police.uk or via Twitter @metcc between 8am and 10pm and in an emergency to call 999.
You can also consider using anti-theft products for catalytic converters.
Thursday, 10 September 2020
From our Environment & Gardening team:
It seems like no time since the last gardening session, but the next one is this Sunday. We will be working on the garden at Ada Kennedy Court (top of Ashburnham Grove) from 10am. You should be able to enter using the Trades button, but if not do ring Sara on 07790511557.
Please note that we have had to change the October session to Saturday 24 October at 10am.
Thursday, 3 September 2020
Here’s an update on the market rent increases from Royal Greenwich council leader Danny Thorpe:
‘Following concerns from Greenwich market traders about rent increases, I chaired a public meeting this week, alongside Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald and Cllr Aidan Smith with traders and representatives from Greenwich Hospital, the owners of the market.
‘I am delighted that Greenwich Hospital has recognised the rent increase was a mistake and they have confirmed affected traders will receive a full refund. At the meeting, we had a constructive conversation about a range of issues and I’m hopeful we have found a way to ensure everyone is working to make Greenwich market thrive moving forward.’
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met by conference call on Tuesday 1st September. Below is a summary of that meeting:
Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)
The Council has a key role to play in making Royal Greenwich a safe place to live, visit and work, and tackling anti-social behaviour continues to be a high priority. Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014, to ensure public spaces are areas that are free from anti-social behaviour.
PSPOs provide the Council with a wide-range of flexible powers to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. The Royal Borough of Greenwich, supported by the local police, proposes to replace its existing PSPOs with new orders which aim to tackle a wider range of anti-social issues that are impacting local communities.
Some of these new orders include:
• Prohibiting alcohol-related ASB in public spaces.
• Prohibiting ASB, either individually or with others, in any public car park.
• Prohibiting of consumption, inhalation, injection or smoking, any high-inducing substance.
• Prohibiting the discharging or throwing a firework in a public place (with the exemption of Council authorised events).
The proposed changes are explained further in the accompanying documents found https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/pspo
Greenwich Council would really value your feedback and encourage you to have your say on these proposals by close 4th September 2020. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please only complete the survey once.
The Council will consider all representations that have been made before deciding whether to make any changes or proceed to confirm the order(s).
Within the Triangle
Police continue to patrol Plymouth House and Barnstaple House to combat the ongoing drug dealing. This is an ongoing investigation and the situation is being closely monitored.
Since the ease of lockdown there have been many complaints regarding antisocial behaviour from patrons of the North Pole. Local residents have been providing valuable evidence of bad behaviour which have all been submitted to Public Health and the Licencing Team. North Pole now has more strict rules on social distancing and the staff are encouraged to ensure patrons leave quietly. At this present time the licensing team are happy with all procedures and are not prepared to carry out a full review. However, the problem of increased traffic, individuals playing loud music, the inhalation of nitrous dioxide from parked cars, littering and drinking in the streets notably at the end of Ashburnham Place / Egerton Drive does still continue. Our local police are fully aware of the ongoing problems residents are having to deal with but convincing Licensing that these individuals are only in the area to visit the North Pole is very hard to prove. Hopefully with the new PSPOs that Greenwich Council are proposing to enforce this type of behaviour can be more controlled. Our safer neighbourhood police will continue to patrol the area on a regular basis but I encourage all residents to continue to record any bad behaviour and submit appropriately - see post dated 13 July.
A loud birthday birthday in Devonshire Drive on Saturday 8th August led to numerous complaints from local residents to both the police and the council noise team. Both the police and council have visited the property and warnings have been issued that this behaviour is not acceptable and cannot be repeated.
|CCTV image of man trying car doors|
Vehicle crime continues in the Triangle particularly theft from vehicles. Various CCTV has captured a male prowling the Triangle on a regular basis trying all car doors to gain access, usually between 1-3am. Unfortunately he has been successful on a few occasions. He is described as tall, slim, always wears a flat cap and light beige jacket. If you do actually see this person please call 999 immediately and advise this individual is suspected of numerous thefts from parked vehicles. The police are very keen to interview him.
Outside the Triangle
There has been an increase of groups of youths, typically young teenage boys on bicycles all wearing dark hoodies and masks and have been snatching phones. Last known crime was outside Sainsburys in Greenwich High Road on 24 August. If you have to make a phone call whilst walking please do be aware of your surroundings. This type of crime has significantly increased and is happening in all parts of West Greenwich. The police believe they know some of the youths. Gangs ride in from Deptford and another known group is from North Greenwich Peninsula.
There has been an increase in drug taking and dealing along the Thames River front particular in front of Peter the Great Statue. The police are aware of the problem and carry out regular stop and searches here. They request that if you witness any such activity to continue to report it so this crime can be entered on the Met Police crime map system.
As the number of people start to increase within the Town Centre, unfortunately the amount of robberies is also rising. This includes shoplifting, phone and bag snatching. The theft of bicycles is also continuing to rise. Our Safer Neighbourhood Police Team are working with Cycle Task Force to try and combat this problem.
Begging in the town centre has been a continuing problem. A Community Protection Notice (CPN) was served on the local beggar outside sainsburys due to his aggresive manner and believe he has now moved on.
Anti social behaviour (ASB) has continued on The Point with lots of gatherings, drug taking and dealing. The police continuously patrol the area and carry out frequent stop and searches which has resulted in positive action taken i.e. cannabis warnings and intelligence gathered.
Overall robberies are increasing in Greenwich West Ward with 24 robberies in the last 12 weeks. Robberies involving weapons are also increasing. There have been 23 reported burglaries within Greenwich West with 14 of these reports relating to the theft of bicycles. 5 relate to house burglaries.
Motor vehicle crime, particularly theft from vehicles has increased with particular pockets around Hyde Vale, Point Hill and Greenwich South Street.
Friday, 28 August 2020
Royal Greenwich council has announced that from September 1st you will no longer need to book an appointment to visit the Re-use and Recycling centre in Nathan Way. However, to help maintain the safety of the site, it will close to be sanitised for 30 mins every day from 12 pm to 12.30pm. Do not attend at this time as there will be no access permitted and queuing is not allowed.
Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 8am to 12pm then 12.30pm to 6.30pm
Saturdays: 8am to 12pm then 12.00pm to 5pm
Sundays and bank holidays: 9am to 12pm then 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Access to the site is free for Royal Greenwich residents who show a valid driving license or Council Tax bill on arrival. It costs £10 if you’re a resident but cannot show either a valid driving license or Council Tax bill.
Also, our bin collections in the Triangle next week will be on Tuesday rather than Monday as those invaluable key workers our bin collectors are taking a well-deserved break for the Bank Holiday.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Future dates are:
Sunday 13 Sept. 10am to work at Ada Kennedy Court
Saturday 17 October 2pm - Catherine Grove
Saturday 21 November - Daffodil planting
Monday, 17 August 2020
Are you passionate about your community?
Do you want to help improve the standard of living in the area and help devise strategies to address any concerns?
Then this could be the role for you….Ashburnham Triangle are looking for a new Police Liaison / Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.
Ashburnham Triangle Neighbourhood Watch aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents and fostering a community spirit as well as tackling new forms of crime such as cybercrime.
You will be the lead point of contact for the Triangle liasing with our Safer Neighbourhood Police and attending bi-monthly meetings with local police, councillors and other neighbourhood watch co-ordinators within Greenwich West.
Interested? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 15 August 2020
The Greenwich Council's Hills and Vales traffic scheme will place filters at several junctions to stop all through traffic except bicycles from using back streets around Royal Hill, with a further filter to be placed on Crooms Hill itself.
Filters will be placed on
- Crooms Hill at Stockwell Street/Burney Street
- Maidenstone Hill at Point Hill
- Point Hill at Royal Hill
- Hyde Vale at King George Street
- Royal Place at Royal Hill
In addition, Royal Hill will be made eastbound only between Greenwich South Street and Brand Street. The scheme will be reviewed after six months. (More details of the plans can be found on the Council's site here.)
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
This strategy sets a coherent framework to help shape and inform the policies they develop and decisions they take relating to how park visitors can access, experience, and move within the parks. Within Greenwich Park this means the full-time closure of the Avenue to vehicle traffic.
For a complete list of projects, please see the Implementation Plan and project Fact Sheets on the Parks' website Project Fact Sheets and more
Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in a formal consultation from November – December 2020. The results of the consultation will be published.
Sunday, 2 August 2020
email@example.com and quote reference number SR63457. Please also continue to cc any email to Maureen O'Mara who is also overseeing these complaints.
Saturday, 25 July 2020
Monday, 20 July 2020
Friday, 17 July 2020
Monday, 13 July 2020
Within the Triangle
|Male mid-20s |
Known as "Johhny"
Male perhaps mid-30s, tall, black with a strong South London accent. Reports received that he was pretending to be a nearby neighbour and needed money for the electric meter. Again, please do not engage or open your door to him.
Outside the Triangle
|Litter left in Greenwich Park|
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
In order to deal with bad behaviour I am looking for residents help.
If you witness any issues of crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour call 999 for an emergency, i.e., if the issue is currently in progress, otherwise contact 101 and report what you have seen.
For issues with noise, please contact the Council’s noise team and ask for the noise to be witnessed – 020 8921 8921. Please also take photo’s or video clips — if safe to do so — as this type of evidence is paramount when trying to prove a case.
Cllr Maureen O’Mara is personally going to oversee any complaints with these establishments and has also asked for any evidence to be forwarded to her at: Maureen.O'Mara@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
We really do need your help on this. Just receiving complaints about noise or disturbances days after the event will not result in any effective solution, so if safe, please do take photographic or video evidence. But above all, please report everything.
With thanks in advance for your help.
Monday, 6 July 2020
It's easy to keep a distance from people when gardening and it's a sociable way to get exercise. New volunteers always welcome.
Sunday, 21 June 2020
A 70 year old man was taken in his own car and driven against his will. Three males were demanding money from him and managed to obtain £100. The victim sustained cigarette burns to his arms and other bruises. He managed to escape and a passing motorist called the police.
CID Lewisham are dealing with this crime and our Safer Neighbourhood Team are also assisting with enquiries.
If you were in the area and saw anything unusual please contact our Safer Neighbourhood Team.
ATA Security / Police Liaison
Non Emergency dial 101
Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Team: 020 8284 5494 (not 24 hour)
Friday, 12 June 2020
The Council will continue to recognise the London Health Emergency Badge (HEB) temporary permits issued by the NHS to their healthcare and other key workers while that system is in place. Any other temporary permits issued during lockdown are being withdrawn.
Parking enforcement officers will continue to advise motorists as to where they can park. It is not acceptable to abuse council staff and any reports of this kind will be taken very seriously. More information on changes to parking enforcement.
Friday, 5 June 2020
Neighbourhood Watch Week, 7th - 13th June 2020
Take part in the Big Virtual Lunch. Organised by Eden Project, on the 6th and 7th June, the Big Virtual Lunch have put together ideas of small things you can do to celebrate community connections with your neighbours such as: making your own bunting and hanging it out for all to see, putting together a lunch for someone or a small food parcel and leave it on a doorstep, joining in with The Big Lunch from your doorstep, hosting a Big Virtual Lunch online from the comfort of your own home, or hosting a Big Virtual Lunch over the phone.
Award winning British cartoonist, Tony Husband, has created bespoke cartoons depicting kind neighbourly actions in lockdown. Tony’s cartoons can be downloaded via the ourwatch website for you to display as posters in your window, or postcards to pop through a neighbour’s door.
Why not have a go at creating your very own cartoon depicting kind neighbourly acts and enter it in a competition to be judged by Tony himself. You can download blank posters and blank postcards as a template for your cartoons. Full details of the competition can be found here.
Friday, 29 May 2020
This year, in what are very difficult and challenging times for many, we are celebrating London’s resilience on Sunday 31 May. We will come together, virtually, to celebrate London’s resilience and share stories that remind us of the incredible strength, courage and community spirit Londoners have shown, today and throughout history. It’s a day to reflect, create, connect with each other and have fun.
Here’s the link:
There's definitely something exciting in it for kids - show them this video of Ashburnham Grove's fox cubs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwaXIbBpLyM
But whatever your interests - birds, blossoms or insects - there's plenty more to see: here are some of Egerton Drive's busy bees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSbkAcT3LeA
Each week those helping with the Spring Census are sending in a short record of what they have seen - in words, or in pictures like these - to Census co-ordinator, Mick Delap. They've been at it since April. And the Census will continue to gather information until the end of June. We already know which birds are most often seen in Triangle gardens (can you guess? Answer below *). But the Census needs more help, to capture everything that's going on this Spring, day, and night. As well as the night time foxes, we know there are bats in the Triangle - but we don't know how common they are, or what species. Help us find out this - and much more.
The target is to have enough data by the end of June to write up a detailed account of the Triangle's wild life. You don't need to be an expert to contribute - everything helps. And there's a new website which provides basic information, and allows you to use your phone to record what you are seeing: www.trianglewildlife.co.uk . You can also get to the website by pointing your phone camera at the image below.
It's easy to contribute - and it's fun. Be part of this exciting new project. (* And the commonest Triangle birds are Blue Tits, Great Tits, Blackbirds and Pigeons).