Charlton Community Gardens talk, Charlton Riverside updates


Talk – Saturday 18th February

On Saturday 18th February at 2:30 pm in the Grand Salon in Charlton House, Barbara Holland, Caroline Love and Judy Wolfram will present a talk on ‘A History of Gardens and Growing in Charlton’ – the talk will look at how the land in Charlton and the surrounding area has been used over time for growing food.
They will cover:
  •  what was happening in the 18th and 19th centuries in farming and market gardening 
  • the estates and gardens of the ‘Big Houses’ such as East Combe and Bramhope Lodge.
  • allotments and how they developed from the 19th century, looking particularly at their expansion during WW1 and WW2 
  • the importance of community growing spaces today and for the future

We hope to see you there!

There’s lots going on in Charlton at the moment, and here’s a few other things you might be interested in:

Charlton Riverside Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document

Greenwich Council has recently released its draft Supplementary Planning Document which is intended to inform the way Charlton Riverside is redeveloped in the years to come. The consultation is due to open on the 17th February but you can see the draft document now here on the council’s website.

Rockwell planning application: Anchor and Hope Lane

You may have heard that property developers Rockwell have submitted a planning application for a 27-storey residential building on Anchor and Hope Lane. You can find the planning application by searching for ’16/4008/F’ here. The Charlton Society has submitted an objection to the plans which you can download here.

Charlton Society visit to the Royal Horse Artillery Stables

Finally, a reminder that you’re welcome to join us on our visit to the King’s Troop Stables in Woolwich on 20th February. We’re meeting at 9.45am,  outside the gates of stables on Repository Rd. We’re assured that there will be parking spaces nearby if you wish to arrive by car.