Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Bin Collections

There are revised collection dates for our waste and recycling bins for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.  

The Platinum Jubilee brings with it two extra bank holidays on the 2 and 3 June. 

All collections due to take place between Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June will take place two days earlier than normal, so the Triangle's collections will be on Saturday 28 May rather than the following Monday. Please make sure you put your bins out ready for our crews by 6am on the day of collection. 

As there will be fewer crews black and green top bins will be prioritised and blue top bins may be left until the following week.  

Normal collections will resume Monday 6 June. 


Friday, 13 May 2022

Safer Neighbourhoods May update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met in person on Thursday 12th May. Below is a summary of that meeting: 

Within the Triangle 

Burglaries have fallen but vehicle crime has risen with both theft from vehicles and interference with vehicles. Please continue to ensure that you leave nothing of value your car and ensure that it is locked securely.   

If you do actually see anyone attempting car doors etc, please call 999 immediately. In addition, if you have any CCTV or Ring footage, please send it to police.

Greenwich Town centre 

There was a murder outside SE train station and a suspect has been arrested. Police reassurance patrols have been conducted.

Bike thieves continue to be an issue. 


Claire  

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 

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Spring booster in Greenwich

The spring booster dose of COVID- 19 vaccine is now available to people who are 75 and older, as well as those who are immunosuppressed and aged 12 & over. Getting a booster gives increased protection against COVID-19. The NHS will contact eligible people to book their next vital jab. 

Find out more here http://selondonccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine 

Monday, 18 April 2022

Revealing The Creek


All Ashburnham Triangle Association members, their relatives and friends are cordially invited to join a free guided walk on Saturday 30th April to explore Deptford Creek's rich industrial heritage.

The walk will be led by long-term Greenwich residents Mick Delap and Neil Sinclair, and is part of the Revealing The Creek programme, aimed at uncovering and discussing it's 19th century industrial activity and where it happened along the Creek.

Revealing The Creek is a community heritage and performance project based on different stories from Deptford Creek's past, present and future. Its main partners are Raybel Charters, National Maritime Museum, Arthouse Ventures and is supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

You can find the meeting spot for the tour - The Old Joinery - next to the Euromix concrete and aggregate site at the corner of Norman Road and Creek Road, and on the eastern side of Deptford Creek just up Creek from the Deptford Creek/Creek Road bridge. For public transport the nearest bus stops are Creekside (Z) and Creek Road Norman Road (Y) and Cutty Sark DLR station.

On this gentle stroll along and near the banks of the Creek, you can see where industrial entrepreneurs and inventors pioneered techniques and processes that helped revolutionise transport, communications, electric light distribution, fire-fighting equipment and agriculture.

Please join Mick and Neil at 11.30 on Saturday 30th April. The walk finishes back at the Old Joinery around 1.30pm for a Powerpoint presentation  Refreshments will be available enroute and at The Old Joinery for drinks and pizzas.

To book your place on this walk, please visit Eventbrite by clicking here

Friday, 8 April 2022

Thames Tideway Update

 We have received an update on the Thames Tideway’s latest Community Liaison Working Group:

This week marked the beginning of the end for Thames Tideway’s Greenwich Connection Tunnel – and for the Tunnel Boring Machine Annie.  Annie started from Greenwich Pumping Station - GREPS - on Norman Road last winter, and has just arrived at the destination for the Greenwich Connection Tunnel: Chambers Wharf, just downstream from Tower Bridge.  There is as of this week a new tunnel between Greenwich and Tower Bridge.  How often can you say that!  So the last barge load of chalky tunnel soil is now being shipped out of Deptford Creek ,  and TTT’s GREPS contractor, AVB, will now start dismantling the Phoenix Wharf machinery used to ship out the tunnel spoil.  AVB are very pleased with themselves, both for making the tunnel breakthrough,  and for managing to get much more spoil out by barge,  not lorry, during the tunnelling  (41%,  not the original promise of 25%). They certainly deserve our thanks for this.   

But before the Connection Tunnel can do what it’s designed to do  - guarantee that any storm overflow from the Greenwich / South London sewers no longer gets shoved raw into the Thames,  but instead is safely diverted into the new Thames Tunnel Super Sewer at Tower Bridge – there’s still plenty more heavy work to do here in Greenwich.  First, there’s all the barge loading machinery on Norman Road’s Phoenix Wharf to dismantle and remove.  Next, the whole 3 and a half mile length of the Connection Tunnel will have to be made waterproof by being given a coat of concrete – a sort  of concrete wall paper.  And this will need 6 vast tubes called “Shutters”  to be inserted into the tunnel at the Greenwich end,  to roll up towards Chambers Wharf, applying liquid concrete as they go.  That’s why Norman Road will almost certainly have to stay closed until its planned re-opening date,  22nd September, 2022.

And even then, even after Norman Road is re-opened, there’ll still be plenty of finishing off on the GREPS site, through the rest of 2022,  and all of 2023:  getting the Connection Tunnel fully completed, removing the noise shed by the railway arches, and sorting out the listed pumping buildings on the GREPS site.  Finally,  when all that is done (target date April 2023), AVB’s final actions will see them carrying out Main Site landscaping and reinstatement (target end date February 2024).

Amidst all this,  the CreekLink Heritage Trail group are continuing to work towards creating a series of heritage interpretation panels along the Creek, to tell the story not just of the Bazalgette’s 19th century sewage system,  but also all the other remarkable 19th century industrial achievements Deptford Creek deserves to be famous for. The CreekLink working group is hoping to have its own web site after Easter.  We have just made one application for funds,  focussed on telling the GREPS / Bazalgette story.  Now we can start preparing a more comprehensive funding application, to cover the wider Deptford Creek story.  More information can be obtained from the ATA’s Barbara Reid and Mick Delap.

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Urgent: Ukraine refugee host families wanted

Dear Ashburnham Triangle community, 

Many of you know me as an ATA fun hub coordinator or a neighbour. I’m originally from Ukraine and working hard on securing a safe route to the UK for some of my family and friends. If any of you have a spare room you can offer to a Ukrainian refugee, please email me at anastasia.hgy@gmail.com. Please specify your preference (single, family, or a couple) and whether or not you would allow pets. 

Many thanks in advance for your welcome.

Anastasia 


Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met in person on Thursday 3rd March. Below is a summary of that meeting: 

Within the Triangle 

  • Increase in car crime thefts from motor vehicles. Ensure cars are securely locked and nothing of value is left in them.
  • Burglaries are up, particularly from out-buildings. Ensure they are well secured. A suspect has been arrested so it is hoped that the number of crimes will decrease. 

Greenwich Town centre 

  • Large number of bikes still being stolen especially from Cutty Sark Gardens and near the Gypsy Moth.

Other areas

There is a PAI (Positive Action Initiative) going ahead on the Meridian Estate if anybody would like to attend the following events:

  • Thursday 10 March (1600-1900) Crime Prevention Stall on the Thames Path
  • Saturday 12 March (1500-1800) Bike Marking event on the Thames Path

SNT will be patrolling The Point due to reports of ASB.

Claire 

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 

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

ATA Gardening Activities

Spring is on its way, so our Triangle's Green team have set dates for gardening and for the Plant Swap in May.

Sara says that they are trying out gardening on Saturdays afternoons at 2pm:

  • 26 March
  • 30 April
  • 14 May  with the Plant Swap at 11am in Ashburnham Retreat
  • 25 June

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

West Greenwich Hills & Vales traffic scheme to end

According to the 853 local news website:

Greenwich Council is to scrap its low-traffic neighbourhood in streets west of Greenwich Park – only a year after a senior councillor promised that the scheme would “just be the start” of measures to cut traffic in the borough’s back streets.

The decision, due to be signed off by Labour transport cabinet member Sarah Merrill this week, ends an 18-month scheme where through traffic was stopped from passing down Crooms Hill, Royal Hill, Point Hill and Maidenstone Hill following complaints from residents about rat-running and antisocial behaviour from drivers trying to avoid queues on the A2. 

More details on the 853 website, here.

Friday, 18 February 2022

Shelter donation update

An update on the takings from the Christmas Carol collection organised by Robin and Janet Stott last December. An additional £105 was collected by Pepina at the Ashburnham Arms, making a generous total of £335 donated to Shelter, the charity for the homeless.

Well done, everyone.

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

New street lights

Residents in the Triangle wondering why they have new, brighter streetlights may find this information from the Council interesting: 

The Council has secured a £11.5 million loan from The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) to replace all its 20,000 traditional street lights with modern LED equivalents – saving £1million a year in energy and maintenance costs.

The new light-emitting diode lanterns, known as LEDs, will ensure that the borough’s streets are lit to the current modern standards, but they are also highly efficient and environmentally friendly as they concentrate light on where it is needed with less light pollution. Light will be more evenly distributed down the road - making streets feel safer.

More details on the Council's website.  Lights have already been replaced on Egerton Drive and Langdale Road this week

Bike Marking this weekend

Please join us at Cutty Sark Gardens this Sunday 6th February from 10am-3pm for free bike marking. Registering your bike helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of bikes that have been stolen or are being resold. It is an effective, visible deterrent for bike thieves.

Claire, ATA Security 

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Proposed Deptford Creek heritage trail

Many of you will have enjoyed Mick Delap’s excellent talks on the history of Deptford Creek. We are now very pleased to have a Feasibility Study for a proposed Creek heritage trail (CreekLink). This has been produced with the help of landscape designer and architect Madeleine Adams (Studioma). Funding for the Feasibility Study came from The Ashburnham Triangle Association, The Greenwich Society and the Greenwich Industrial History Society.  

Here’s a link to the proposal. Please take a look. We welcome your feedback. Comments to mick@delap.plus.com or barbara.jreid@icloud.com 

Friday, 28 January 2022

Royal Greenwich Community Innovation Grants


A new funding opportunity is available for Community-led projects in Royal Greenwich to improve mental wellbeing and address unfair differences in health. 

Individuals, groups or organisations can apply for between £1000 and £5000.  Partnership applications can be for up to £15,000. 

Applications are now open via this online form. The closing date will be Monday 21st February (midnight).  

To find out more and get support with your application please come along to our information session on Thursday 3rd February, from 6-7pm, via zoom.

For more information, please visit Royal Greenwich Community Innovation Grants.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Survey on women's safety in the Borough

Please take time to complete this survey about women’s safety in the borough. Although aimed specifically at women and girls in the borough, they welcome and encourage feedback from anyone who has experienced gender-based violence, abuse or harassment in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, including men and non-binary people. 


Car crime in the Triangle

There has been a marked increase in car crime over the past few weeks. There was a uniformed patrol today of the triangle and the police commented on the visibility of belongings including handbags in cars. 

Please remember to remove everything from cars. Even a suction mark on a windscreen where a satnav has been is enough for somebody to smash a window. 

Do not leave anything, e.g. wires, glasses cases etc visible at all and take all belongings inside. Please warn all visitors. We are trying to get signs put on the metered areas. Please also warn builders as there has been tools taken from a van in Egerton on Tuesday 11 whilst they were working in the house.

If you or a visitor does suffer a smashed window, please do report this online or on 101 as soon as possible.

Please also report any suspicious individuals you see. 

If you have any footage from ring doorbells that you think is relevant please send through to the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Friday, 7 January 2022

Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods January update

The Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhoods Panel met in virtually on Thursday 6th January. Below is a summary of that meeting: 

Burglaries of bikes

We hope to have a bike marking session available to residents soon. 

Town centre 

Aggressive violent beggars have left town centre.

Distraction thefts - beware of withdrawing cash outside in town centre. Devices have also been found in exterior ATMs. Lloyds TSB to close in March.

Graffiti in town centre- acid material used which has damaged bus stops. Police have an idea of who is behind it.

Within triangle

Cowan house parcel theft continued over Christmas. Parcels contributed to be left in communal hallway.

Car crime- statistics have gone down but local residents have reported a spate of smashed windows which may not have been reported. Please ensure you report any damage to vehicles to police, and remind visitors to remove valuables from car and belongings out of sight. We are going to try to get signage for the metered areas to warn visitors or car crime.

Police will look into local incidents and reporting system. 

Claire 

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