Greenwich & Lewisham Weekender - May 27th 2020

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Cabin fever

Can history of confined sailors at Maritime Museum help us to learn about our lockdown?


CORONAVIRUS

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SPOTLIGHT

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Laura Burgoine

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Greenwich & Lewisham Weekender is an independent weekly newspaper, covering the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham. We publish every Wednesday, covering every postcode sector of the borough, and boasting, by far, the highest weekly circulation in Greenwich. Each week, we deliver to homes in every Greenwich neighbourhood, with further copies stocked at convenient public stands. We are also the highest distribution newspaper in Lewisham. You can also view each edition online, as well as daily news and events, on our website: www.weekender.co.uk The Greenwich & Lewisham Weekender covers all aspects of life in the boroughs, including music, theatre, comedy, film, events, and food and drink, as well as all your community events and campaigns.

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MumsAid: Greenwich’s mental health charity supporting new mothers through the pandemic When psychotherapist Miriam Donaghy had her first daughter 21 years ago, she was shocked at the lack of services supporting new mothers in Greenwich – the borough she’d called home for most of her life. Feeling strongly that counselling should be available to any mum who needed it – and with creche facilities available to enable them to bring along a child if necessary – she went on to set up MumsAid in 2012, a charity supporting new mums and mums-to-be struggling with their mental health, and tackling the stigma surrounding postnatal depression. Holly O’Mahony speaks to MumsAid founder and chief executive Miriam Donaghy to find out how the charity is supporting new mothers during the pandemic… “At the time that I founded MumsAid, Greenwich along with Bexley were the worst boroughs in London in terms of what was available via the NHS, and I felt strongly that counselling should be available to any mum who needed it,” explains Miriam. “We started small; I had a grant of £3,500 and two volunteer therapists, and we worked from three different children’s centres,” she recalls. “Now we are based in 10 locations around the borough, and have eight staff and eight volunteer therapists plus some sessional counsellors.” Eight years on from its inception and MumsAid supports 150 mothers and their families every year with their maternal mental health. The charity’s work has been honoured with several awards, including the prestigious Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Award from the Royal Society of Public Health. The charity’s counsellors conduct their work with an awareness that mothers experience postnatal depression differently, tailoring

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their service to fit the needs of the individuals they treat. “Some women have anxiety, some have intrusive thoughts, some have trauma from a difficult birth,” points out Miriam. “We also have a young mums’ specialist service for those aged 14-21, [which is] funded by Children in Need and the Young London Fund.” Becoming a mother can be a stressful experience at any time, but the coronavirus pandemic has placed a huge additional strain on those bringing a child into the world. Many of the mums Miriam and her team work with were understandably extremely anxious. “We check in on those we know are particularly vulnerable with text messages in between their sessions and if needed, a phone call,” she says. “We have also been providing a weekly delivery of essential items including nappies, baby bundles and small treats for the mums.” Thanks to having offered an online support group last summer, the charity was prepared – both

technologically and ethically – to swiftly shift its support sessions online. “We were very concerned, especially when pregnant mums were told to shield for at least 12 weeks, but we managed to keep going by staying connected with phone calls and online zoom sessions,” says Miriam. “We are proud that we didn’t miss a single session and all of the mums who wanted to continue their sessions were able to do so.” Unfortunately, virtual counselling is not easy for everybody to access. “There are some hurdles as not every mum can find a quiet space to do online work, some don’t have data on their phones or internet at home,” points out Miriam, adding that the charity has applied for funding to provide data bundles for those who need them. At the same time, in shifting their work online, the charity has seen an increase in referrals and been able to connect with new mothers living further afield. “With our online work, we are now able to start supporting those living in other parts of London and beyond,” affirms Miriam. “There has been an increase in self-referrals for sure. We have had over 90 mums from all over the country joining our groups now [that we are] taking mums from further afield, and have two new therapists who are based outside London joining us,” beams Miriam. “We have also employed another part-time therapist to help meet the demand, which has allowed us to offer more weekly counselling sessions.”

But since health visitors have been unable to carry out home visits and GP appointments are harder to get, there’s been a drop in referrals from professionals – a factor which is worrying Miriam. “We have been working hard to get the word out there so that mums can refer themselves,” she says, adding that the team are hoping to take on an additional clinical supervisor and more volunteer counsellor therapists in order to meet a likely spike in demand for their services once face-to-face work can resume. For Miriam, the best thing about the lockdown eventually lifting will be reuniting with her MumsAid colleagues in the office. “We have a very strong team spirit derived from the fact that we are all mums who care passionately about our clients and from sharing the struggle we have had to get our charity established,” she says. “Our connection with each other and camaraderie is what sustains us to keep doing the work.” MumsAid continues to provide support for new mums and mumsto-be with online counselling sessions held either on Zoom or over the phone. Email info@ mums-aid.org or visit www.mumsaid.org for more information.

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Cabin fever: can voyaging sailors help us cope with confinement?

Crews of HMS Erebus Terror

Voyages to the Arctic, particularly those which took place in the nineteenth century, had lengthy periods of confinement. The model for these epic journeys was established in the 1820s by the Arctic explorer Edward Parry: ships would set sail in the spring, get as far as possible before the Arctic winter, find a safe harbour in which to dock and then the crew would batten down the hatches until the cold, dark season passed. It was during this time, Claire explains, that it was really important to keep the crew physically fit, mentally engaged and observing a routine.

The past few months have seen us batten down the metaphorical hatches of our homes and isolate ourselves from the world, at least physically. The strictness of our confinement is beginning to ease, but with social distancing still very much in place and mass gatherings seeming like a folkloric myth from a bygone

“Space could be tight, and it could be difficult to find any degree of personal space. Men did things like craftwork to take their minds off things, or retreated into their own worlds by writing letters and diaries, creating artworks and so on,” she says.

era, our collective focus is now on embracing the ‘new normal’. While we’re still spending the majority of our days in the confinements of our homes, is there anything we can

Keeping physically fit while on board the ship involved several different forms of exercise. “Edward Parry wrote about some of this in the narratives of his voyages to the Arctic,” says Claire. “Exercise included cricket, football and quoits. I think they used to play the barrel-organ while the men raced around the ship too, [and] they even built ice rinks.”

learn from sailors who spent months on end voyaging across the seas? Holly O’Mahony speaks to Claire Warrior, a curator at the National Maritime Museum, to find out…

To keep mentally active, the sailors would do the equivalent of today’s homeschooling. “Long voyages like this were an opportunity to help crew members with their literacy and numeracy. They took school books, slates and pens with them, [sometimes returning with] much higher rates of literacy than others,” explains Claire. Routine was always strictly adhered to while onboard. “The typical system

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miserable and thoroughly stuck in the face of what we’re currently going through. “During the Arctic winter, the men were always thinking about the sun – about when it would return above the horizon, the days would get lighter and gradually warmer and they would be able to move on,” says Claire, recalling a recurring topic from these accounts. “On some of the voyages, depending on where the men were, although the sun returned, the sea-ice didn't break up and the men were stuck for another year. It must've been frightening to be stuck in an unfamiliar and often difficult environment, not knowing when you might get home. And yet, they were brave and resilient in these conditions.”

revolved around different points in the day – known as watches – and the need to make regular observations, such as of the weather.” Discipline was equally important, and involved the sailors maintaining command structures and pulling together at all times. These voyages were not without celebrations and entertainment, though. While our own lockdown has seen us stream theatre online and take part in numerous Zoom quizzes and Netflix parties, for 19th-century sailors, amateur dramatics was particularly popular on Arctic voyages. “They'd take playbooks with scripts in – anything from Shakespeare to farces of the time – and a box of costumes; the ship's carpenter often built sets for them and they mounted quite elaborate production,” reveals Claire. “Indeed, on Antarctic research stations today, they still often have similar things!” There are, of course, some fundamental differences between our own confinement and that experienced by 19th-century sailors undergoing voyages to the Arctic. The most obvious, perhaps, being in terms of distancing and social contact, which simply wasn’t possible between crews of 60 men on board a ship together. “Many of us are confined to relatively small groups at the moment, [while] men on board ships were squeezed into spaces where social distancing wasn't possible,” says Claire. “Also, depending on where they ‘overwintered’, the men might have contact with local communities,” she says. “On Parry's second voyage, they were stuck near Igloolik (now in Nunavut, Canada), and had lively exchanges with Inuit, including dances and music-making on board the ship.”

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Are there any lessons we can learn from historic accounts of sailors at sea? “I think what's been hard about what we're currently going through is uncertainty, as well as the very real fear of contracting what could be a serious illness that we know has been killing people,” says Claire. “We've all had to make rapid adjustments to our expectations of what life is like, to be in our homes more than we usually are, and to break social contact. For sailors, although each ship might have had differences, it was a more familiar environment to be in,” she adds. “And while they didn't know how an expedition or voyage might progress, they focussed on their jobs and routine to get them through – as many of us currently are.”

At the same time, we in our 21stcentury confinement are able to enjoy bountiful communication with the outside world thanks to the internet. “The men on Arctic voyages would know that once they had left, there would be little in the way of news from home,” points out Claire. “It could be years before they returned, so that must have been tough. Sometimes www.weekender.co.uk

they would write their journals – a good way of letting off steam or processing what was going on – to their loved ones, both to keep them in mind while they were away and so that they could read them when they got home.” The sailors also had their own sickness to worry about contracting. “Scurvy was a particular worry – not so

different from our worries about food today, although we are able to get fresh fruit and veg and we know that we need vitamin C to avoid scurvy!” Through the journals and reports of sailors who made it back, many uplifting accounts have been preserved – some of which are sure to provide encouragement to those feeling

For more on 19th century voyages and the experiences of sailors on board the ships, visit The Polar Worlds gallery at the National Maritime Museum when it reopens. In the meantime, checkout the National Maritime Museum’s Facebook page, where an episode one of the Castaways video series covers this topic in detail. The National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NF. The museum is currently closed to visitors. For more information, visit: www.rmg. co.uk/national-maritime-museum

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Greenwich Music School has embraced the ‘new normal’, offering its full programme online When lockdown measures came into place, Greenwich Music School founders Ed and Bethan Scolding already had the infrastructure in place to offer the centre’s full programme of classes online. Having observed what was happening as the virus spread across other countries, they’d begun planning for a shift to online teaching back in early March. The virtual programme launched on March 17, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown, earning Ed and Bethan the praise of parents for getting things up and running “quickly and seamlessly”, and providing their young musicians with “a sense of normality” while keeping them “engaged and entertained”. At the time of writing, the school – which had already been nominated for Best for Performing Arts at the Hoop Awards 2020 – has delivered over 900 lessons online and launched new programmes in addition to existing ones. Holly O’Mahony speaks to Greenwich Music School director Ed Scolding to find out more…

Holly O’Mahony: Closing the physical doors to Greenwich Music School must have been tough. What was that experience like for you as co-founder of the organisation?

Classroom, Seesaw, Soundtrap and Noteflight. We’ve also set up an online forum for our teachers to share ideas and challenges, and just to chat with each other and stay in touch!

Ed Scolding: In January, we reopened our main venue, Vanbrugh Studio, after a big building project – so it was pretty sad to have to lock everyone out just as those beautiful new rooms were beginning to be used.

HOM: Ordinarily, you teach around 250 pupils each week. What has the uptake been like for your online classes so far?

HOM: How soon did you decide to run your full programme of classes online, and practically speaking, how did you go about organising this? ES: Our first priority was our students. We wanted to continue their learning and progress with minimum disruption. We felt that their music class could be a really important point of stability in the middle of all the change and uncertainty; a lesson followed by practice can add structure, goals, achievement and progress to the week. Our team of teachers are really switched-on and positive, and we knew they’d do everything they could to make the lessons work well. So we just needed to provide the infrastructure, support and direction to help make that happen. Since then, we’ve refined things and explored new online learning tools like Google

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ES: Most students have continued with lessons, but some have been hit financially, while others don’t have a spare device, enough internet access or time. We’re providing support where we can – we’ve been able to provide short-term bursary discounts. We’ve also had new enquiries and new students joining each week since lockdown, though fewer than before. HOM: As a teacher, how have you found the experience of tutoring online? ES: It can be quite tiring! Online lessons need more preparation and a higher level of energy from the teacher. There are new opportunities though, for example using online tools and sharing recordings more easily. It’s certainly nice to see the familiar faces each week. The real reward of teaching is the feeling that you’re opening up something new for the student and giving them the tools to explore it, and that’s still there. Continues on page 8 www.weekender.co.uk


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Protecting jobs and supporting business The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business

across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak. There is a wide range of financial support available to firms of

all sizes. Today we take a look at how some companies have benefited from the help available.

‘£10,000 grant has made life less stressful’ CASE STUDY 1 HOMEWARE BUSINESS REBECCA UDALL feared for her business selling luxury homeware when the coronavirus outbreak escalated. Rebecca, 26, from Malton, North Yorkshire, who specialises in European linen, had already heard from suppliers in Italy what the situation was like there. As the country went into lockdown, sales were hit and it became difficult to get products from Europe. But help was at hand from the Government in the form of the Small Business Grant. Rebecca said: “I watched Rishi Sunak’s speech when he launched the grant and then I got in touch with my accountant to see when it would be available. “My local council emailed

me about a week later saying they were awaiting further details from the government. They didn’t confirm if I would be eligible, but I hoped I would. “My experience has been very positive. I got a letter to complete an online form, which was very straightforward to do, and then I had £10,000 in my bank account about a week later. For me it was very quick and easy. “The support from the Government has been fantastic. Because it’s a grant rather than a loan, you don’t have to pay it back. It just gives you confidence and makes life a bit less stressful. I’ve also done the VAT deferral – because I’m such a small business it’ll give me the ability to use the cash over the next year and hopefully grow my business.” REBECCA UDALL: ‘Government support is fantastic’.

Chancellor’s measures to safeguard firms and their staff The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a range of measures* for businesses and workers to protect them against the current economic emergency. Here are some examples. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has enabled businesses to put employees on a period of temporary leave (furlough) and apply for a government grant to cover 80 per cent of those workers’ usual monthly wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 a month. The scheme available until the end of October has already protected 7.5 million workers and almost 1 million businesses The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will allow eligible self-

employed individuals to claim a taxable grant of 80 per cent of their average monthly profits, up to £7,500. UK VAT-registered firms have been given the option to defer VAT payments until the end of June. There will be no interest or penalties on any amount deferred. The Government has introduced a business rates holiday for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and nurseries in England. Other schemes are in place in the other nations within the UK. Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction The Government’s Bounce Back Loans Scheme provides loans of up to £50,000 to small businesses, with a 100 per cent government-backed guarantee for lenders. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is available for loans or finance of up to £5m. The Government will provide the lender with an 80 per cent guarantee to support the lending. *Eligibility criteria applies.

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n Details of the support available to businesses across the UK can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

‘Critical to Scouts’ survival’ CASE STUDY 2 SCOUTS SCOTLAND

HELPING HAND: Scouts Scotland supports 12,000 volunteers and 40,000 young people.

SCOUTS SCOTLAND chief executive Katie Docherty says the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been absolutely critical to the survival of Scouts Scotland as an organisation. Almost 80 per cent of Scouts Scotland’s 62 staff have been furloughed as outdoor education centres and campsites have been closed and fundraising events have postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown. The organisation, which supports 12,000 volunteers and 40,000 young people in

Scotland, has suffered a £1.5 million shortfall as a result. Ms Docherty said they had received some funding from the Scottish Government, but that furlough scheme is “the lifeline that’s keeping us going just now”. She said: “It’s the furlough scheme that’s allowed us to keep paying our staff whilst we have no income coming in. It’s been absolutely critical. We would have had to make most of our staff redundant otherwise.” The CJRS has been extended until the end of October by the UK Government in order to protect businesses and jobs across the country.

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HOM: Ordinarily, your youngest 'pupils' are babies taking part in your Musical Beginnings class. How easy is it to engage babies online? ES: We’re still running our full programme for babies and toddlers, and in fact, some of the most positive feedback has come from those parents. We focus on live, interactive and highly personalised classes so there’s a real connection there for parents and their young children. All our early years classes aim to encourage natural musicality – both from the child and the parent – which could be through learning a song to sing between classes, an active musical game, or learning how to communicate through sound and music. All these things can improve day-to-day life, and lockdown makes them even more useful.

together in a teaching room all the more! The sense of a teaching community has really increased, and we’ve all learnt lots about technology and online learning, which is great longer term.

HOM: Financially speaking, you'll presumably be losing a fair bit of money over this period without the footfall. Do you have any initiatives in place to support the school through its physical closure? ES: As a young charity, we haven’t had very long to grow financial reserves that we could fall back on. We’ve certainly taken a hit financially, and we have an open appeal for donations on our website. We have priced some classes lower, but overall our costs are

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higher since we have almost all the same expenses as before, plus extra costs for online services and equipment. Going forward, we know that many families’ finances will be tight, so donations to the school will help us to grow our bursary

fund to offer free and subsidised spaces for families in need. HOM: Is there a silver lining to what we're going through right now? ES: I think we’ll appreciate being

HOM: Finally, is there anything you wish you could go back in time and do differently, knowing now that 2020 will be dominated by the virus? ES: Pivoting to online lessons has taken a huge amount of time and expertise from our teachers and staff team, so it would have

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been great to have been able to spread out this work over a longer preparation period. We’d also have had a big opening party for our new studios – it would have been great to all be together and celebrate it before lockdown hit. As it is, we’re looking forward to a huge musical celebration when we can finally all get together again. Greenwich Music School, Vanbrugh Studio, 137 Vanbrugh Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 9HP. Visit www.greenwichmusicschool. org.uk/ to find out more. www.weekender.co.uk



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News from the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Easing’s not so easy if you’re shielding While the Government is slowly beginning to ease the lockdown measures, there are still many residents who will be shielding, self-isolating or vulnerable and need support. The Royal Greenwich Community Hub will be here for them. Working with partners at Charlton Athletic Community Trust to co-ordinate the effort, the Community Hub on average takes 1,017 calls, makes 117 referrals and delivers 66 food boxes each day. Our Community Hub has been supporting Tunrayo Oyewole, from Abbeywood, by delivering essential food packages while the household has needed to self-isolate. Tunrayo said: “I just want to say thank you to the Greenwich Community Hub for helping to keep myself and my household safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. They deliver essential food packages to our door every week so that we don’t have to go out and expose ourselves to the virus. This kind and amazing gesture has helped us financially and emotionally because it has taken the anxiousness of going outside away from us. We appreciate your hard work. Thank you, and stay safe.” Our incredible volunteers have been instrumental in supporting our community in this time of crisis and the Community Hub has benefitted from more than 24,000 hours of volunteer time. Demi, from Eltham, has been volunteering with the Royal Greenwich Community Hub while continuing to work from home in her job as a Policy Officer. She said: “Since volunteering with the community hub I’ve mainly been doing food shopping for local vulnerable residents and picking up the odd prescription or two. “Now is a very difficult time for us all and we need to pull together as a community to support each other. Volunteering for the Royal Greenwich Community Hub has allowed me to play my part in doing just this. “It’s been lovely to help my community and feel part of a wider response to the pandemic. “I’ve had the most fun chatting with residents as I drop off their food (from a 2m distance at the end of the

garden of course!) and just seeing how they’re getting on. I’ve actually delivered food for a couple of people who live two minutes around the corner and it’s going to be nice to keep in touch with them and just wave a friendly hello when I see them out and about on the estate after lockdown has ended. Small acts like this really uplift community spirit.”

Do you need help? If you need help because you are self-isolating and have not got a family member, friend or neighbour who can help, contact the Community Hub. The quickest way to access the Community Hub is using the online form at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/communityhub Alternatively you can call the Community Hub, seven days a week, 8.30am to 6pm on 0800 470 4831 or email covid19support@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Acts of kindness Kindness was the theme in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week Protecting our mental health is central to us coping during the COVID-19 pandemic and showing kindness to ourselves and others is a great way to achieve this. Over the course of last week, we shared stories via social media of the positive things that are coming out COVID-19 and specifically on acts of kindness. MammaKind, a new volunteer-led baby bank supporting vulnerable mums in Greenwich was due to open just before lockdown. It quickly switched to a click and collect model so that mums could still receive support at this critical time – and the kindness of the volunteers is greatly appreciated. You can read more about the amazing volunteers at the Royal Greenwich Community Hub in our main story. From shopping, picking up medication or having a chat, their kindness has gone a very long way – reaching thousands of people. For tips and support on how to look after yourself and others visit royalgreenwich.gov.uk/lookafteryourself For more stories like these follow @royalgreenwich on Facebook, like @royal_greenwich on Twitter and read more on our website at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/news

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Food & DRINK

Five of the best restaurants delivering takeaways in Plumstead Maya DD’s Woolwich’s popular Nepalese restaurant Maya DD’s is another favourite delivering in Plumstead. From street food staples to the restaurant’s own specials, Maya DD’s menu is one you’ll want to spend some time exploring. There’s Nepalese curries, biryani dishes and – for those who fancy a bit of everything – several set menu options. Don’t miss ordering a starter of momos: Nepal’s Trademark dish of dumplings filled with spice-tossed juicy meats or vegetables. Meanwhile the desserts here are a bargain – who could say no to rounding off their meal with a lalmohan (a deep-fried dough ball stewed in sugar syrup) when they cost just £1.25? Maya DD’s, 25 Anglesea Road, Woolwich, London SE18 6EG. Available via the restaurant website, Deliveroo and Just Eat. www.mayadds.co.uk

The Plumstead Pantry Local, independent businesses need our support more than ever right now to stay afloat during this difficult time. One such business worthy of all the support it can get is The Plumstead Pantry, which has gone from cosy neighbourhood café to package-less grocery shop and bakery in a bid to continue providing the community with all the essentials for a top-notch weekend brunch. Here, you can stock up on fresh bread, cinnamon buns and perfectly ripe avocados, along with specials such as the rosemary focaccia, and chocolate and almond babka. You can pick up from the shop or have the supplies delivered to your door if you live in SE18 or surrounding areas – just order via The Plumstead Pantry’s Instagram. And if you need another reason to support The Plumstead Pantry, the bakery delivers fresh cinnamon buns every Saturday to the staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. The Plumstead Pantry, 16 Warwick Terrace, London SE18 1QJ. Available via Instagram. www.instagram.com/ theplumsteadpantry/?hl=en

Sweet’Sis Few things bring a smile to the face and smother the upset of a particularly bad day like homemade cake. If you haven’t the time, energy or resources to make one, worry not: sister-run, south-east London-based cake company Sweet’Sis is delivering in Plumstead. Hailing from Brazil, the sisters specialise in making authentic brigadeiro (a Brazilian dessert consisting of condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter, coated in chocolate sprinkles). To bag a tray of these, or cupcakes decorated with bespoke messaging, order from the company website. Meanwhile over on Deliveroo, Sweet’Sis offers a range of sugary delights: waffles topped with cornershop confectionary; mini pies (including pecan or apple crumble); a range of cookies, and brownies – of which, the most enticing-looking one has got to be the Lotus: a soft chocolate brownie topped with creamy Lotus Biscoff spread and Lotus Biscoff crumble. Sweet’Sis, 11 Bunton Street, London SE18 6LS. Available on Deliveroo and Ubereats. www.sweetsis.co.uk

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We know that spending such a long time at home hasn’t been easy, but if you’re a budding gardener it might have given you more time to tend to your gardens or window boxes. Are you a green fingered resident with fantastic flowers to prove it? Now’s the time to celebrate all your hard work! This year we’ve included an exciting new category just for children and there’ll be a £15 voucher for the winner! Every child that enters will also get a packet of seeds. Winners of the other four categories will win £100 for first place, £50 for second and £25 for third in Coolings Garden Centre vouchers. The competition is open from Friday 29 May and ends the evening of Sunday 28 June. The entries will be assessed by judges including the Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities Adel Khaireh, Mayor Linda Bird and the Deputy Mayor Denise Hyland.

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Rifa’s Caribbean Did someone say goat curry with a side of rice and peas? Woolwich-based food delivery service Rifa’s Caribbean has your cravings covered. The Jamaican hot spot has several other specialities sizzling away in its kitchen too – jerk chicken, plantain and oxtail stew among them. And to drink? In the absence of rum punch, it’s a toss up between ginger beer and nostalgia-inducing pineapple flavoured KA. An online business by trade, Rifa’s was practically made to see us through socially distanced times like these. Rifa’s Caribbean, 114 John Wilson Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6QD. Available on Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. www.rifas.co.uk

Roca Mangal For authentic Turkish-Mediterranean delicacies delivered to your door, it’s got to be Roca Mangal. Based in Shooters Hill, the restaurant specialises in kebabs and shish dishes that come served with rice and salad. Those making a feast of it could begin with the likes of borek (filo pastry filled with feta cheese and spinach) or sucuk (grilled beef garlic sausage). Sweet-toothed diners, meanwhile, might want to round off their meal with a strawberry or lemon cheesecake, or a baklava (but be warned, this special regularly sells out). And if anyone in your unit is craving Italian instead, there’s a selection of pasta dishes, too. Roca Mangal, 31 Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RL. Available on Deliveroo and Ubereats. www.roca-mangal.business.site

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From the Great Meadow to the barge builders

Mary Mills Following after Granite wharf – and walking on what is now still Riverside Gardens – we come to the eastern part of the parcel of land, once called the Great Meadow, which Coles Child had leased for development from Morden College. This area was for a long time a brickfield and continued as that into the late 1870s. By the 1880s the wharf adjacent to Granite Wharf had become a depot for the District Board of Works – which would have meant that in effect it was the depot for the local Council. Boards of Works were abolished in 1889 when the Metropolitan Boroughs were set up but the Depot remained next to Granite Wharf until the Council moved down to what became Tunnel Avenue Depot around 1904. The entrance to the yard was from Chester Street (now Banning Street) and there was a ramp, leading from the centre of the yard to a jetty and wharf – probably that was used by dustcarts which had to get to the jetty where rubbish was tipped into barges. This ramp remained there until the site was cleared and rebuilt by the current developer. From about 1914 this area of riverside was called Badcock's Wharf. John Badcock seems to have built and

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maintained barges and lighters there. There had been Badcock family members in Greenwich and also with works on wharves north of the river for a long time. One of the difficulties of writing riverside history is well illustrated by Badcock. There were many firms like them, building barges and small boats, maintaining and building lighters and all sorts of other River related activities. They seem to have left very little in the way of evidence about their past- the historian can put together bits and pieces from official records and sometimes, if you are very lucky, a family historian will emerge with stories about great granddad and his barge yard. But mainly they are just names. The wharf which came after Badcocks was rather smaller than the others. It was called Providence Wharf. Years ago I had an old friend, Jim. He was a sailing barge enthusiast and when he died he left a pile of papers behind of research he had done on a local barge builders – some of them were about a barge called Orinoco and her builders. In 1990 Jim had written. '… a few months it ago it came to my knowledge that the sailing barge 'Orinoco' was built at East Greenwich by a barge builder of the name of HUGHES. From the local history library I discovered that Frederick Augustus Hughes & Co, had been in business as a barge builder at Providence Wharf, River Bank, East Greenwich from 1887 until 1905.' So, I copied out what he had written about Orinoco and added some bits in. I

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went down to see the barge, which was then at Hoo Marina and the resulting article was published in Bygone Kent. Jim had found a Frederick Augustus Hughes, living in New Cross in the 1850s. He was lighterman, who had later become a Custom House Agent while his four sons all went into lighterage. In 1863 his son Frederick was apprenticed to Augustus Edmunds who lived at Carisbrooke Villa, Westcombe Hill, which was on the site of what became Broadbridge Close. Edmunds had a barge building business on the Greenwich peninsula By 1887 the Frederick, the father, had set up as a barge builder and leased Providence Wharf from Morden College - one of the riverside sites developed by Coles Child. Although the business was owned by the father, it the sons were actually in charge. The younger Frederick lived just round the corner in Commerel Street, and later moved to Glenister Road – both very unpretentious addresses. His brother Augustus George lived in Glenluce Road. At Providence Wharf Hughes were known to have built two spritsail barges. One of these was called Combedale – an evocative name for residents of Westcombe Park and East Greenwich. Combedale was built in 1887 probably on the bottom remains of a wreck called Triumph – a common enough practice. Once built Combedale was owned by Tilbury Lighterage and Dredging - company www.weekender.co.uk


History which was owned by the Hughes family and operated out of Providence Wharf. They sold her in 1906 and apparently in 2001 some of her remains could still be seen at Higham Bight In 1895 Hughes built spritsail barge Orinoco. Jim had started to research the Hughes because of Orinoco and he had found out quite a bit about her. According to him she was commissioned by Masons cement for their fleet based at Waldringfield on the River Deben. The records say she was sunk in collision in the Thames in the 1950s and raised and bought by Laurie Tester of Greenhithe Lighterage co who restored and then rerigged her at Faversham. Since then she has been in a number of hands as a leisure vessel. She is descried by Richard-Hugh Perks as a ‘big bulky barge.... and enormous contraption’ but he also says she was very fast and describes races which she won. I understand she is still at Faversham but I don’t know who now owns her. In1898 Tilbury Lighterage bought three barges, so were no longer building barges themselves. They were Wyvenhoe, Niagara and Atrato and all three of these vessels are survivors. That is remarkable since at the losses of barges have been enormous. At the start of the 20th century about 2000 sailing barges were registered on the Thames, while today probably less than 50 survive. The Hughes family continued to run the business and Frederick, the father, was still alive in 1905, aged 94. Edmund Hughes remained at Providence

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Wharf and in 1932 'The Lure and Lore of London River', recorded a 'small lighterage business' was carried on there by a 'freeman, Edmund Hughes' but that also he was the Managing Director of London and Tilbury Lighterage which was based at 'far larger Dreadnought Wharf'. Dreadnought Wharf – which I mentioned in my article on Thames Street in west Greenwich. The wharf had been used by Rennie, ship builders until 1915 when they firm left Greenwich for Wivenhoe – and Hughes took it over after that. Pictures from the 1920s show London and Tilbury's vessel Tilburnia, described as fitted with a 'Hughes rotary cutter' – was this a device developed by Edmund? The Hughes family prospered. In January 1924 an Arthur Mumford Hughes was listed among the Freemen and Apprentices of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and described as the son of Edmund Hughes of Blackheath. In 1946 he was admitted to the Court of Assistants and was living in Chislehurst. When I wrote up Jim’s notes we knew no more than that. Jim had mainly been interested in Orinoco as the last Greenwich built spritsail barge still in sail and on the river. We knew nothing more about the Hughes family other than they had moved from Providence Wharf to Dreadnought Wharf in West Greenwich and become Tilbury Dredging and Lighterage . What we didn’t know is that Tilbury Dredging grew and grew and grew. They went on to become a huge great big multinational called Interserve. The Hughes family

remained in charge until the 1970s and –how I impressive it is that a small Greenwich barge repair business has gone so far in the last hundred years. That’s the thing about Greenwich industry – you research what you think is just another yard or factory, a bit dirty, maybe a bit dodgy – and it turns out to be something important and amazing. Sadly we usually go on ignoring it. Most of this article was originally compiled from the notes left by Jim, and lent to me by his wife, Elsie, with thanks. Jim was no relation to the Hughes family described in the article. I would however like to thank a family history researcher, Mr. Hughes, who is one of the family for additional notes. My article ‘Jim Hughes and the Orinoco’ appeared in Bygone Kent Vol 22 No.2. February 2001. It is digitised at https://greenwichindustrialhistory. blogspot.com/2011/06/orinocosailing-barge-built-on.html Also in Bygone Kent 22/2 is an article by Richard-Hugh Perks ‘The barges of Frederick Hughes of East Greenwich’ Interserve’s web site gives a brief company history www. interserve.com/about-us. Orinoco www.thamesbarge. org.uk/boats/orinoco/ Wyvenhoe www.wyvenhoe.co.uk/ Niagara www.thamesbarge. org.uk/boats/niagara/ Atrato www.nationalhistoricships. org.uk/register/191/atrato

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Stephen Snell lost two stone through the FIT FANS programme

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How the FIT FANS programme has helped participants Since the beginning of the year, Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) has worked with the English Football League (EFL) Trust to deliver the FIT FANS programme, with the aim of helping fans tackle their weight through a 12-week programme. CACT, which has run both men and women’s sessions since January, has caught up with two participants to hear about their experiences of the programme. Alison Holloway was introduced to FIT FANS by CACT’s Special Populations and Older People Coordinator, Matt Phillips. Having attended the Walking Football programme run by Matt, when he mentioned that he would be running FIT FANS, Alison responded with “sign me up!” “It’s a good group of girls that do it,” Alison explained. “Everyone’s in the same boat pretty much, we’ve got our own stories, but we’re struggling with weight loss.” Stephen Snell is continuing to exercise during the current lockdown, and uses his exercise bike every evening.

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programme with the men’s cohort. He found out about the programme via an EFL Facebook post and immediately wanted to get involved. “I’ve lost weight before; I think I got to a scenario where I put the weight back on. I had nothing to work against every week like a weigh-in and stuff”, he says, speaking about how the programme brought stability back to his life. There are WhatsApp and Facebook groups for the men’s and women’s cohorts, and Steve agrees with Alison on how available Matt has been throughout this period.

The Valley, where the sessions were held, from Bexleyheath. “It’s about 9,000 steps, but that was a good incentive rather than jumping on the bus which is the easy thing to do.” Stephen Snell also attended the FIT FANs programme. Reflecting on it, Stephen said: “It’s changed my life a bit. I’ve lost just over 2 stone, I’m eating a lot healthier and I’m exercising. Every week I learned something and I could put that into practice, such as getting step counts up.”

“I enjoyed it [the FIT FANS programme], it was a good thing to do”, he added.

Government briefings have suggested that walking and cycling will increasingly be encouraged once lockdown restrictions are lifted, and CACT also runs the Healthy Walks and E-Z Cycle scheme on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Site Address: The Albion, 48 Woolwich Church Street, London, SE18 5NN Development: Demolition of existing building and redevelopment of the site to provide a part 9/part 13 storey mixed use building plus basement comprising 51 self-contained flats, up to 234 sqm A1-A4 commercial space with associated parking, secure bin and cycle storage, amenity space and landscaping. This development may affect the setting of the Grade II Listed Chimney to Steam Factory, Former Royal Dockyard. Conservation Area: Adjacent or Affecting a listed building

Applicant: c/o London Square Developments Ltd 20/0598/F Site Address: Pavement On Royal Hill Outside Swanne House, Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8RT Development: Creation of vehicular crossover. Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH Applicant: Mr Robinson 20/0742/HD Site Address: 36 KIDBROOKE GROVE, KIDBROOKE, LONDON, SE3 0LG Development: Construction of a sunken glass and brick greenhouse. Conservation Area: BLACKHEATH Applicant: Mr & Mrs Matheson 20/1016/HD Site Address: 39 GLENLUCE ROAD, BLACKHEATH, LONDON, SE3 7SD Development: Single Storey Outbuilding with basement Conservation Area: WESTCOMBE PARK Applicant: Site Address: 8TZ Development:

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1. The Royal Borough of Greenwich intends to makes this Order in exercise of powers under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. This is to facilitate works by Thames Water who need to carry out water main repair works. 2. The Order will come into operation on 1st June 2020 and would continue to be valid for 18 months. However the works are expected to take 3 days. The duration of the Order can be extended with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport. 3. The effect of the Order would be to temporarily prohibit vehicles from entering, exiting, proceeding or waiting (including waiting for the purposes of loading or unloading) in, Swingate Lane outside number 28. 4. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will be diverted via Kirkham Street, Flaxton Road and vice versa. Prohibitions remain in force, pedestrians are not affected and vehicle access will be maintained wherever possible. 5. Nothing in this Notice will apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or traffic warden, to emergency service vehicles, or to vehicles being used in connection with the works. 6. The restrictions described above will apply only during such times and to such extent as shall be indicated by traffic signs as prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016. 7. Queries concerning these works should be directed to the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Directorate of Regeneration, Enterprise & Skills on 020 8921 6340.

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public notices ROYAL BOROUGH of GREENWICH ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) POUND PLACE, SE9 PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE (ORDER) 1. The Royal Borough of Greenwich makes this Order in exercise of powers under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. This is to facilitate works by Thames Water who need to carry out a service pipe relay. 2. The Order will come into operation on 8th June 2020 and would continue to be valid for 18 months. However the works are expected to take 5 days. The duration of the Order can be extended with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport. 3. The effect of the Order would be to temporarily prohibit vehicles from entering, exiting, proceeding or waiting (including waiting for the purposes of loading or unloading). in Pound Place 4. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will be diverted via Messeter Place, Footscray Road and Eltham High Street. Prohibitions remain in force, pedestrians are not affected and vehicle access will be maintained wherever possible. 5. Nothing in this Notice will apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or traffic warden, to emergency service vehicles, or to vehicles being used in connection with the works. 6. The restrictions described above will apply only during such times and to such extent as shall be indicated by traffic signs as prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016. 7. Queries concerning these works should be directed to the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Directorate of Regeneration, Enterprise & Skills on 020 8921 6340. Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ Dated 19/03/2020 (INTERNAL REF: PL/000/LA386625)

ROYAL BOROUGH OF GREENWICH The Greenwich (Free Parking Places, Loading Places and Waiting, Loading and Stopping Restrictions) (Amendment No. 43) Order 2020 The Greenwich (Charged-For Parking Places) (Amendment No. 44) Order 2020 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on 20th May 2020 made the above-mentioned Orders under section 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. The Orders will come into operation on 1st June 2020. 2. The general effect of the Orders will be: (a) in Park Row, on the north-east side, outside Nos. 1 to 16 Bernard Angell House, to remove the 15-metre unsigned parking place and replace it with double yellow line ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions; (b) in Gloucester Circus, on the north-east side, south-east of the gated access to the Gloucester Circus gardens, to remove 3 metres of ‘G’ CPZ resident permit holders parking space and replace it with Zone ‘G’ controlled hours single yellow line waiting restrictions; (c) in Gerda Road, on the south-west side, outside No. 18 Gerda Road, to remove the Zone ‘N’ CPZ permit holders parking place and replace it with Zone ‘N’ controlled hours single yellow line waiting restrictions; (d) to provide double yellow line ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions in the locations referred to in the Schedule to this Notice; (e) to provide double yellow line ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions and ‘at any time’ loading restrictions in Bramshot Road, both sides, from opposite No. 27 Bramshot Avenue to the entrance to Charlton Police Car Pound; and (f) to update the map tiles attached to The Greenwich (Free Parking Places, Loading Places and Waiting, Loading and Stopping Restrictions) Consolidation Order 2018 and The Greenwich (Charged-For Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2018 so as to reflect the provisions referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e) above. 3. Further information about the proposed Orders may be obtained by telephoning Strategic Transportation on 020 8921 4320. 4. The Orders and other documents giving more detailed particulars of the Orders are available for inspection during normal office hours until the end of six weeks from the date on which the Orders were made, at the Directorate of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills, Strategic Transportation, Royal Borough of Greenwich, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ. 5. If any person wishes to question the validity of the Orders or of any of the provisions contained therein on the grounds that they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of that Act or of any instrument made under that Act has not been complied with, that person may, within six weeks from the date on which the Orders were made, apply for that purpose to the High Court. Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ Dated 27th May 2020

ROYAL BOROUGH OF GREENWICH THE GREENWICH (CHARGED-FOR PARKING PLACES) (AMENDMENT NO. 42) EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC ORDER 2020 THE GREENWICH (FREE PARKING PLACES, LOADING PLACES AND WAITING, LOADING AND STOPPING RESTRICTIONS) (AMENDMENT NO. 42) EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC ORDER 2020 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Royal Borough of Greenwich (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”) has made the abovementioned Orders under sections 9 and 10 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. The Orders will come into operation on 03 June 2020. 2. The effect of the Orders would be on an experimental basis to: a) remove 11m of existing ‘Pay & Display’ parking and replace with double yellow line ‘At Any Time’ restrictions outside Bill Walden House, Wellington Street; and b) update the map tiles attached to The Greenwich (Free Parking Places, Loading Places and Waiting, Loading and Stopping Restrictions) Consolidation Order 2018 and The Greenwich (Charged-For Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2018 so as to reflect the provisions referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above. 3. To view copies of the Orders and/or a statement of the Council’s reasons for making this experimental Order please email Traffic.Team@ royalgreenwich.gov.uk 4. The Council will consider in due course whether the provisions of the Orders should be continued in force indefinitely by means of permanent Orders made under sections 6, 45, 46 and 49 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Any person may object to the making of the permanent Orders for the purpose of such indefinite continuation, within a period of six months beginning with the date on which the experimental Orders come into force or, if the Orders are varied by another Order or modified pursuant to section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the date on which the variation or modification or the latest variation or modification comes into force. Any such objection must be made in writing and must state the grounds on which it is made and be sent by email to Traffic.Team@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or if this is not possible in writing to Traffic Team, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ (quoting reference 05-20 Wellington Street). Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ Dated 27th May 2020

Royal Borough of Greenwich Notice of Planning Application. Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (AS AMENDED) Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (As Amended) Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990 (As Amended) Article 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 Proposed Development At: Kidbrooke Village, Phase 3 (Blocks F and G only) and Phase 5 (Blocks C, E and J only), Kidbrooke, London, SE3 9YG

Reference Number: 19/3415/F Notice is hereby given that an application is being made to the Royal Borough of Greenwich By: Berkeley Homes For Full Planning Permission in respect of: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 1,306 residential units,

publicly accessible open space and associated access, car parking, cycle parking and landscaping, erection of 215sqm (GEA) new pavilion building within the Park. The proposals result in the uplift of 302 residential units compared to approved Planning Permission refs. 14/2607/F (as amended) for Phase 3 and ref. 14/2611/F (as amended) related to Phase 5. (Departure from the Development Plan.)

This application is an EIA development and is accompanied by an Environmental Statement. (Re-consultation due to updated documents including an Environmental Statement Review Response Report, an updated Environmental Statement Non-Technical Summary, Updates to the Environmental Statement Addendum Technical Appendices and the Applicant’s Response to the Environmental Statement Review Response Report which provide further information to the Environmental Statement referred to above as well as updated drawings and additional and updated information submitted with the planning application.)

SCHEDULE

Bostall Road, the south-west side, for 15 metres either side of Old Park Road; Crown Woods Lane, both sides, for 14 metres southeast of Kenilworth Gardens; Ellis Close, both sides, for 10 metres north of Footscray Road; Footscray Road, the north side: (i) for 12

metres west and 10 metres east of Ellis Close; and (ii) for 16.5 metres across the vehicle access road between Nos. 429 and 231 Footscray Road; Kenilworth Gardens, the south-east side, for 10 metres south-west of Crown Woods Lane; and Newmarket Green: (i) throughout the access road adjacent to and at the rear of Nos. 1 to 10 Newmarket Green; (ii) the north-east side, for 3.3 metres south-east of the aforementioned access road (opposite Nos. 152/154 Newmarket Green); and (iii) the north-west side, for 3.2 metres south-west of the aforementioned access road (opposite No. 11 Newmarket Green).

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Members of the Public may inspect an electronic copy of the application, the plans, the environmental statement and other documents submitted with the application at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/planning. A hard copy may be inspected by prior appointment only at The Hub, 5 Pegler Square, Greenwich, London, SE3 9FW. Please call 07970388120 to make an appointment. Representations to the Council about the application should be made within 30 days of the date of this notice using the above link or to the Planning Department, 5th floor, Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, SE18 6HQ stating the full reference number(s) above. Members of the public may obtain copies of the environmental statement from Plowman Craven, 115 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0AX at a charge of £750. Date: Victoria Geoghegan - Assistant Director - Planning and Building Control N.B. The Boundary shown above is based on information supplied by the applicant. No guarantee is given regarding its accuracy and it may be subject to change. Royal Borough of Greenwich, Licence No 100019695. This copy has been made by or with the authority of the Royal Borough of Greenwich pursuant to section 4 of the Copyright, Design and patents Act 1988. Unless the Act provides a relevant exception to copyright, the copy must not be copied without prior permission of the copyright owner.

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