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:

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 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:


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 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.