Bits and conservation


After a long long delay the Council has finally adopted the Conservation areas around the World Heritage Site.  Happy to put out notes on all of them – but this note is about East Greenwich.  I am checking on the availabilty of the full document and let me know if you want to see it and I will try a bit harder.  It has been altered from the original in that there is more emphasis on the character of the Morden College Estate (Pelton, Caradoc, etc etc roads). However many buildings are added to the Local List of Buildings of Historic or Architectural Interest – 14-32 Banning Street, 17-43 34-54 Caradoc Street, 9-11 Colomb Street, Corvette Square, the old Sorting Office, 2-10 Greenwich Park Street, the Star and Garter, Greenwich Power Station and Jetty, 21-43 Hadrian Street, Hardy Cottages, 1-11 Hoskins Street, 48-80 Old Woolwich Road, Meridian School, Orlop Street, Priests House in Pelton Road, 173-177 Trafalgar Road, 1-19 2-20 Trenchard Street.  There are some other amendments – again can send to anyone interested.


I have been forwarded a note from Mike Gibson of South Eastern Railway apologising and explaining the chaos on Tuesday night.  Happy to send a copy to anyone who wants to see it.  It mentions compensation and ‘additional gestures of goodwill’.

South Eastern stakeholders newsletter also apologises and mentions 25,000 complaints.  It includes notes from the stakeholder forum – and quotes complaints from representatives of Greenwich and Charlton rail-user groups. The issue of our future service was raised ‘the speaker did have sympathy with Greenwich Line passengers ….  the Thameslink project would benefit rail users from across the south of England ..  unfortunately a small minority would not’  (ie: us). 


I have a note on the first phase of a consultation on a proposal to expand St Mary Magdalene Primary School from two to four forms of entry with effect from September 2014.  It is proposed that the  additional 2FE capacity will be located on the Greenwich Peninsula (John Harrison Way) and will serve the local community. The consultation documents setting out the background to the proposal, the draft admission arrangements, details of information meetings planned are available on the Council’s website.

Some local dates and events

1st December. Charlton Community Gardens at Charlton Station 2-4 Gardening Party.  Their current newsletter gives some information about the piece of land at the back of Our Lady of Grace in Charlton Road – and their hope to turn this into community open space.  They have since emailed to say that their is now a planning application on it from the church for housing

1st December Westcombe Woodlands Volunteer Day. 10-1. meet Lasseter Place 9.50 info Frank Smith 07989445057 or Don Albrecht 07791075825

4th December  5-7 Little Fish Theatre Co.  JADED. Forum@Greenwich

5th December. Age Exchange Open House. 11 Blackheath Village,  10-4. This is for their 30th birthday and they will showcase their services and their work with partner organisations.  It will also include Leading the Way – with speakers, workshops and drama.

10th Council Planning Board  Woolwich Town Hall 6.30 – hearing on the Hoskins Street bakery site

19th December.  Maze Hill Pottery, Woodlands Park Road. Open Studio and kiln opening at 11 am.  Wine and mince pies


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  1. Hi Mary,

    Hope you are well, once more appealed by shoddy planning permission: new battle on my hands, what does it mean that Orlop has been added to the Local List of Buildings of Historic or Architectural Interest ? please.

    Hope you are keeping well

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