Friday 30 April 2021

Resident parking permits go online

From 24 May anyone renewing an existing permit or applying for a new permit to park in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be able to do so conveniently online at a time that suits them. Waiting for paper permits will be a thing of the past as the new self-service system will instantly issue a virtual permit – which can’t be lost or stolen.  

All applicants will need to do is create an account the first time that they use the service, upload their documents (dependent on the type of permit they’re applying for) and have a credit or debit card ready for payment. 

Existing paper permits can still be used until they expire and then the owner will need to apply for a virtual permit. Paper permits can still be transferred to a new vehicle, replaced if lost, stolen or damaged and refunded if no longer needed. Carers’ permits will still be paper based but users will need to apply online. 

From 10 May 2021 charges for parking permits, and some on and off-street pay and display charges, will be increasing by 7 per cent across the borough, in line with inflation.

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Gardening team activities resume

The ATA Gardening team is getting back into the swing of gardening with a session this Saturday (May 1st) meeting at 10.30 at the planter in Ashburnham Retreat (aka the play street). 

They have also set a date for this spring's Plant Swap: 29th May.

Monday 12 April 2021

The Ash is BACK!

The Ashburnham Arms is re-opening its doors today!

The new opening times are

Monday to Friday 4pm – 11pm

Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 11pm

Just a reminder;

  • Every person 16 and over must check in on the NHS Test and Trace App or leave your details on the sign in sheets on arrival
  • The Rule of 6 applies all of the time
  • Outside seating only until May 17th at the earliest
  • Table Service only; you must be seated while ordering, drinking and eating (kitchen opens later this week)

As they're operating in the garden are only, please wrap up warm. The pub only has a few fully sheltered tables if the weather is wet. For this reason they're taking bookings on daily basis only.

Fingers crossed for some nice dry warm weather!

Thursday 8 April 2021

Get tested!

Now that restrictions are reducing and we are moving to the next stage of the roadmap many of us are likely to be leaving the home more often and meeting up with more people.

To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, the government has made free rapid testing available twice a week to everyone in England.

To keep the virus rates low, please make twice weekly rapid testing part of your weekly routine. You can pick up free kits there to use at home, too. There are several sites across the borough open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm. The nearest one to the Ashburnham Triangle is Daniel Defoe House by the main entrance for Greenwich DLR station. 

Thursday 1 April 2021

Vaccination reminder

Please book your COVID-19 vaccine this Easter. Appointments are available to all over 50s and those in high-risk groups. Call 119 or book online at Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (

For more information about the local testing and vaccination facilities please visit the special Greenwich Council site here