Society meetings 2020 update – online presentations

In view of the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Committee has reluctantly had to postpone the 2020 programme of talks for the foreseeable future.

However, we have approached all invited speakers to deliver their talks as a presentation which will be posted on the website. To start with we have the presentation from Jessica Lyle from Nature’s Gym, who was due to speak in September, outlining the conservation work the company does to protect and enhance our natural habitats in Lewisham. Please go to Online Presentations 2020 tab for the full presentation, it makes for very interesting reading.

Despite Covid-19, The Charlton Society Committee have still been hard at work and have been arranging a Golden Anniversary Street Exhibition in Charlton Village, highlighting the the uniqueness of the Village, recognising the traders and successes The Charlton Society has achieved over the last 50 years. For further for Exhibition activities, please click here

Additionally, all invited speakers are on standby to reschedule meetings, as and when it is appropriate to be able to do so.

In the absence of live meetings, the Charlton Society Committee is holding monthly meetings online, the minutes of which are posted on the website, so all members can be kept informed of the discussions had and the work the Society is progressing with. Please go to Committee tab at the top of the page for information.

The Committee is also committed to working on the Save Our Village Action Plan (SOVAP), this was presented by Chair, Carol Kenna, at our last meeting at Charlton House. For details of the current status of activity with SOVAP, please click here

We will also be keeping the website updated with local events which are adhering to social distancing guidelines, plus virtual events members and residents can participate in. Please go to Local Events for information.

The other important area in which the Society is involved in is in scrutinising Greenwich planning policy. The Society and other community groups have been rigorous in challenging recent proposed developments. We are delighted to report that both the Rockwell development proposals at Anchor & Hope and the Meyer Tower development in Woolwich have been rejected. For further information on other planning the Society is involved in, including news of the White Swan in the Village, please go to Planning tab at the top of the page.

There is also an account of how the above successes were achieved by the working together of community, council and residents presented by Vice-Chair, Roden Richardson.

Obviously we are all still dealing with lockdown, and the Committee thought it would be good for members to share images of what we have been doing to pass the time. Please feel free to send images to Membership Secretary, Pauline Langley, click here. Please go to Lockdown Adventures tab to see what images we have received so far including some lovely video footage recorded from the top of St Luke’s tower. Please keep the images coming in!

We wish you all the best wishes, stay safe and keep well.

The Charlton Society Committee