Friday 29 January 2021

Triangle Birdwatch this weekend

This weekend is peak birdfeeder activity.  At least, that’s what the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the RSPB, hopes as the end of January is when it holds the Big Garden Birdwatch.  The RSPB asks you to observe the birds that touch down on your garden, or on a nearby green patch, over a one-hour period any time this Friday 29th Jan, Saturday 30th, or Sunday 31st, then send in the results to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch web site. (The site also has plenty of advice to help you identify different species)

Mick Delap helped organise a similar Spring Nature Census last year, with the ATA Triangle Nature Watch group.  That showed that the Triangle’s most common garden visitor was the Great Tit, followed by Blue Tit, Feral (“Trafalgar Square”) Pigeon, and Wood Pigeon. By the beginning of winter the noisy Ring-necked Parakeet had pushed onto the list, plus regulars  Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Magpie and Blackbird (Seagulls and Carrion Crows are also seen every day, but overhead, not actually in gardens).  Our top ten are:

  • Great Tit
  • Blue Tit
  • Feral Pigeon
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Ring-necked Parakeet
  • Robin
  • Dunnock
  • Starling
  • Magpie
  • Blackbird

The Triangle Nature Watch Group are hoping to repeat the Spring Census this year and would love to hear from as many ATA members (and especially younger ATA residents) as possible.  

But until then the challenge for this Big Garden Birdwatch weekend is for you to spot all of the Triangle’s Top Ten birds.  To record your total, or for more details about Triangle Nature Watch activities, please contact Mick, at

Saturday 23 January 2021

Stolen mobile phones

There have been more reports of stolen phones this week in the town centre and outside Waitrose. Please be very cautious if you need to use your phone outside of the house.
Claire, ATA Security

Thursday 7 January 2021

We are in lockdown until further notice

A reminder that the Clap for Heroes doorstep applause resumes tonight and every Thursday at 8pm

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Safer neighbourhoods update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met by conference call on Tuesday 5th January. Below is a summary of that meeting: 
  • Overall, since the first lockdown, crime is lower than the previous year.
Within the Triangle 
  • Parcel theft. Requires a community effort to help this, please take any parcels in for neighbours if you notice they have been left. 
  • Vehicle crime continues in the Triangle particularly theft from vehicles. 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. . 
Greenwich Town centre 
  • Covid breaches – please remember distancing rules when in the more congested town centre. Police enforcement will step up in latest lockdown.
  • Mobile phone use-robberies have occurred, including one outside Waitrose in the queue in daylight. Please be very vigilant when using your phone outside of home.
ATA Security / Police Liaison  

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

Tuesday 5 January 2021

COVID vaccine scam

Please be aware of the following vaccine scan which is being sent out via text message:

Covid vaccines for the over-80s at Guys

If you know anyone who is over 80 and waiting for the vaccination then Guy’s are offering appointments see following for criteria. They need their NHS number.

Patients over the age of 80 and who live in one of the six boroughs of south east London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark), we will be happy to vaccinate them. Please ask them to call 0207 188 4040 to book an appointment, or do so on their behalf.