Some last minute urgencys – IKEA, Lovells. etc etc

I keep thinking I must stop all this – BUT some things have come up I thought I ought to list down before I go………………….so (and this has been written at top speed)

Lovells Wharf Planning application (revised) – this is to be taken at the Planning Board meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY 9th April. 6.30 Woolwich Town Hall.  Info Jasmine.Kassim  020 8921 5146 Info and detailed of the papers will be on the Council web site under planning meetings.

The same meeting has an item on it about the Borough Hall – to alter it to become an Arts Centre, and an application about landscaping at the Millennium Village (I don’t think it is THAT tower block)

IKEA – as everyone will know the Council granted planning permission for that a couple of weeks ago.  A member of the public has asked me to point out that the London Mayor Johnson still has to ok it.  I know that people feel very strongly about this – some people think its a wonderful thing, and some people think it is dreadful. So – you can still urge Mr. J one way or the other ring Jonathan Aubrey or 07983 4155  and he has to have made his mind up by 9th March,

other stuff

4/5th Pistachios in East Greenwich Pleasaunce. Pop up boutique from 9.30

6th East Greenwich Pleasaunce Easter Fun. Eggs from 3.30

6th Sunday – Greenwich Town Social Club have their AGM and a promise of exciting news.

6th Lambing Day at Woodlands Farm  11 – 4.30 (and see their great new education centre with a plaque about my late husband, Alan)

6th Charlton Community Gardens AGM at 2.30 at Charlton Statiom

9th Men in Sheds open day. Progress Hall Eltham. 10.30-2.30

13th Its the Marathon.   A nice well organised event not like the Run to the Beat which has gone to Brent.

15th Greenwich Industrial History Society. Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, 7.30  Julian Kingston on Build the Lennox (this is the scheme that might be saved from Mayor Johnson’s decision to allow developers to built their thing on Deptford Dockyard)

26th Drop in to the Wildlife Centre at Greenwich Park

27th East Greenwich Pleasaunce Monthy Market. Talk to Lizzie if you want a stall.

17th May   Celebration of English Choral Music. in aid of Age UK Bromley and Greenwich.  St.Alfege Church 7.30 £12

31st May Drop in to the Wildlife Centre at Greenwich Park


I went to a meeting with ALUNA who will be putting in a planning application soon for a moon powered clock – huge great thing – on the Peninsula riverside. Happy to send copy of their info pdf if you ask me.

I understand that the TR Bar in the Plaza have now lost their licence

Enderby Wharf – lots of people are telling me how concerned they are thart developers are rushing through with no regard to the important history of this site.  I and some others have had meetings with the housing developers PR and hopefully something will happen – although I am pretty cynical.  Various members of the group are in contact with English Heritage and various others.  We also understand that the cruise liner developers are drumming up custom round the world and are using a different name than Enderby.

Also – many of you will know that Alcatel got planning consent this week for a development at the end of Mauritious Road for housing which includes an 18 storey tower block.  A number of people from East Greenwich were at the meeting and raised concerns.

– I also understand that David Leal’s riverside steps and stairs group is going ahead well

Happy to pass on more information about all of these.  Lots more is going on – no space and no time.

A number of people have asked me if I can keep on with this information once I am off the Council.  I don’t see how I can because I won’t have the remit.   Let me know what you think.

Peace and love





4 thoughts on “Some last minute urgencys – IKEA, Lovells. etc etc

  1. I’d love to see you carry on writing about local issues and history, BUT people should be demanding your successors on the council do the same. I wish my ward councillors did something like this to let us know what they’ve been up to.

  2. I hope you’ll carry on with the blog as you’ll still be very well qualified to keep people informed with some of what’s going on and let people know what they need to do to make a fuss about the issues that matter. I’m sure folk will continue to share news with you which you can then share on the site etc. So yes, carry on!

  3. ” … some things have come up I thought I ought to list down before I go…………”

    Sadly, the end of an era. You’ve said it all through the years. Thank you.

  4. Well I for one will keep reading. Your remit is your own, you don’t have to be a councillor to educate and inform us!

    Many thanks.

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