Council Scrutiny panel last night discussed air pollution with the officers who deal with it on a daily basis. Their presentation and accompanying papers can be found on the Council web site at http://committees.greenwich.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=146&MId=3190 (its the item that comes right after the minutes). Hope to give more details on this later – but it is a big pity that concerned members of the public don’t turn up to these. I appreciate that the whole committee system is complex and its a pity more notice isn’t given of these meetings – but persistence with the Council web site can be rewarding.
Bugsby’s Reach – readers will recall that sometime ago I reported that I had been told that the PLA had been asked to rename Bugsby’s Reach to Waterman’s Reach. The Reach is the bit of river around the Peninsula down to Charlton and it has been called after the mysterious Bugsby ever since the early 18th century. When I asked Council officers if Greenwich had been asked for their views on this they told me (twice) that they had not been asked. I understand now that this was not the case and that Greenwich had in fact told PLA there were no objections. They have told me now that PLA will itself do a consultation – but this is likely to be very limited. If you feel strongly about this I advise you get in touch with the Port of London Authority NOW. I was given the name of Allistair Gale to contact Alistair.email@example.com. (I have written but no reply – there does seem to be some confusion there on the spelling of his name and I will try to get that checked out).
Charlton Rail Users Group. Open meeting 4th February 7 pm Charlton Liberal Club, Charlton Church Lane. – they want to discuss – a campaign for a peak hour service to Charing Cross via Blackheath, and the trains to stop at the station at a place where everyone doesn’t have to run for it.
The next meeting of the Greenwich Line Users Group has been changed to 3rd February. This group was set up to try and get information out of the railways and to change their minds, if possible, on the changes which will mean trains from our stations not stopping at London Bridge, Waterloo or Charing Cross. The meeting is at 6.30 at Tom Smith Community Hall (opposite Maze Hill Station upside).
Angels – Whispers of Another World. Yesterday, Today and for Heaven. 15th February 10-3 Christ Church, East Greenwich. www.christchurcheastgreenwich.org.uk
Holy Trinity Church. 9th February Anniversary of Holy Trinity Foundation. Prayer space 11 and Café Pura for a discussion at 3.30. 16th March. Preacher at the Prayer Space to be Bob Callaghan of the Inclusive Church. 1st February concert by pianist Hatty Stubbs at 4.30 plus collection for Greenwich Food Bank.
Thames Discovery have a guided foreshore walk 2nd April. (no details yet)
I made a mega-fuss last week – when I tried to walk from Peartree Way to the Yacht Club there was no lighting at all on the horrid little road the developers have built down there. This isn’t good for old ladies, like me, or anyone. Council Officers tell me that they have been on to the contractor more than once but they will try to ensure proper lighting is in place for the Yacht Club panto on Saturday.
Friends of Westcombe Woodlands. Volunteer Days 2nd February, 2nd March, 5th April. meet Maze Hill 9.50 am .All enter together, don’t be late
Friends of Charlton Community Gardens – Gardening Parties at Charlton Station on 2nd March 2.00 (weeding and root clearance); 6th April 2.00 (planting); 4th May 2.00 (general work as required). Also 2nd April Open meeting and AGM (no venue booked yet) 7.30.14th April 1.30 Family Pot-a-Plant and games at Charlton Station. 15th May 5.30 plant sale at Charlton Station. 14-15th June Open Gardens in aid of Bexley Hospice.
Licensing application: Golden Union Fish Restaurant. Entertainment Avenue (aka in the Dome) They want to sell alcohol 11m -11pm all week. info firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so busy at the moment that I guess I will be back with the next instalment of this in a day or so. I will also be looking for things to do once I am off the Council.