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Discover olde worlde Greenwich A Second World War gas mask, a 170-year old cookery book and a 1914 school attendance medal are just some of the items on show as part of Living in Greenwich: Tales through Time. The latest exhibition from the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust (RGHT) is available to browse online for free, and features a curated selection of items of historical significance, which explore the lives of the borough’s former residents. The exhibition’s collection extends right up until present day, including the personal items which have helped current residents get through the pandemic. The exhibition is available to explore for free from home, visit: www.tales.greenwichheritage.org/ exhibition/

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Stretch your muscles and restore your mind with an outdoor yoga class on Blackheath. Ideal for those who are keen to move their practice off Zoom and back into the real world, Blackheath Yoga offers outdoor classes near the Hare and Billet Pond. Classes usually follow the vinyasa flow practice, with gentle and dynamic options available. Attendees must bring their own mat or towel, and an extra layer is advised in case it gets cold. Blackheath Yoga, near the Hare and Billet Pond, Blackheath, London SE3 0QJ. Classes last one hour, dates and times vary. Admission: £16.50. www.blackheathyoga.co.uk/

Get up close to the Tudors and Windsors Teasing the long-awaited Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition at the National Maritime Museum is an online monarchy-themed crafting event for the museums’ littlest members aged 3-7. Held over Zoom, the event is a chance to have a go at making your very own royal portrait. The exhibition, postponed from 2020, is finally due to open on May 28, featuring over 150 portraits from across five royal dynasties. Members’ Crafting: Monarchy is taking place on Zoom on April 24, 2pm - 3pm. Admission: FREE. www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/online/members-crafting-monarcrafty

Who were King Solomon’s heirs? This online talk hosted by Blackheath Halls delves into Ethiopia’s fascinating history and culture, looking specifically at the legacy of King Solomon. Delivered by Ruth Le Guen, the event will offer an illustrated guide to Ethiopia’s medieval rock churches, lush scenery and the challenges faced by the country today. Joining Ruth for a post-talk Q&A is Michael Sargent, who spent years in Ethiopia as head of the British Council and continues to run a trust operating in Addis. This event is taking place on Zoom. April 22, 6pm. Admission: £10. www.blackheathhalls.com/whats-on/kingsolomons-heirs-ethiopias-historic-route/

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New skills, new job? Whether you’ve lost your job as a result of the pandemic or working from home has made you reassess your aspirations, this ‘digital skills for life’ event from App Workshops could help you move matters in the right direction. Over the course of a sixweek programme, featuring two practical workshops, App Workshops will take you through the IT skills needed to start your own business, enroll in further education or return to employment. The course is open to residents of Greenwich and Bexley who are jobseekers, unemployed and not in education. The course is taking place on Zoom. April 12 - 14 May, 10am - 12pm. www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/events/ event/8021/digital_skills_for_life

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SPOTLIGHT ©© Colin Mackenzie

Gaia returns to the Painted Hall Having reopened its grounds to the public last week, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is now preparing to unlock the doors to its Painted Hall with a very special attraction taking centre stage. Multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram last brought his awe-inspiring installation Gaia to the Hall in the summer of 2020 as part of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. The internally lit, rotating artwork appears like a floating blue marble, offering an astronaut’s view of planet Earth from space. For one month only, from May 30 until July 1, visitors to the Painted Hall will once again be able to marvel at Gaia up close. Holly O’Mahony speaks to head of visitor experience Sasha Greig to find out more… Suspended in mid-air, Gaia is an exact replica of Earth (albeit 1.8 million times smaller), made using NASA imagery. From a vantage point of 211 metres away from the installation, viewers can look at the

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planet as it appears from the moon, while listening to an appropriately atmospheric surround-sound composition by BAFTA awardwinning composer Dan Jones.

Holly O’Mahony: This is the second time Luke Jerram’s Gaia is being installed in the Painted Hall. What made you decide to bring it back as part of your reopening plans?

Sasha Greig: Tickets to see Gaia completely sold out last summer, leaving overwhelming demand to see its return. The shorter run last year, as part of the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, left our visitors wanting more. We are now excited to present it for a full month in June with additional Friday late openings offering people the chance to see it after dark. We also wanted to further celebrate the links between the exploration and scientific discovery themes that are present in the Painted Hall and in Gaia. HOM: How would you describe the experience of seeing Gaia up close? SG: The large rotating ‘blue marble’ globe against the magnificent Baroque backdrop of the Painted Hall needs to be seen to be believed. The beauty and vastness of the Hall offers viewers a calm and reflective space to be inspired by this contemporary art installation, and of course, you can lay down on covered benches and view the Baroque

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painted ceiling in all its glory too. HOM: You mentioned late night entry slots on Fridays. How will these work? SG: These exciting late night openings, held every Friday in June, will allow visitors into the Painted Hall after hours, and will include after-hours access to the Painted Hall Café to enjoy food and drink along with the Baroque and contemporary art upstairs in the Hall. HOM: You’ll be reopening all indoor areas of ORNC in late May. What sort of safety measures will you have in place to do so securely? SG: Our visitors’ safety is our highest priority, and we have made changes to the way we are operating entry to the Painted Hall as well as our tours and interactions on site. We are asking visitors to book online in advance if they can in order to minimise queuing, and we have limited capacity in our indoor www.weekender.co.uk


SPOTLIGHT spaces to ensure visitors are able to socially distance during their visit. We have also put one-way routes in the Painted Hall and Chapel where possible to manage visitor flow while not compromising the experience of visiting the spaces.

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Visitors are already welcome to enjoy our expansive grounds in line with government guidance, keeping to the rule of six. HOM: What have you missed most about having visitors to the museum?

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SG: There is so much that is spectacular about this upcoming exhibition, the buildings’ architecture, and the acres of riverside grounds, but it is not the same place without being enlivened by our Greenwich community and visitors. Our staff and volunteers are passionate about what they do and we are here to share the stories and connect people with our 500 years of history, which is much more meaningful when we are able to do it in person. Gaia is going on show at the Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NN. May 30 - July 1, 10am 5pm. Friday lates in June, 5:30pm - 10pm. Admission: £12.50. www.ornc.org/

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ARTS & ENTS „„Alexandra Moskalenko City Chic

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Artist Moskalenko on celebrating diversity and her upcoming exhibition

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Born in Paris in 1971 to a paternal lineage of Latvian refugees, artist Alexandra Moskalenko grew up all too familiar with the feeling of otherness. It was on coming to the UK in the mid 90s to complete her studies in the economics of the environment and international trade law that the self-taught artist and filmmaker glimpsed a more harmonious vision of a multiracial society, writes Holly O’Mahony… 6 April 21 2021

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ARTS & ENTS Ever since then, Alexandra has looked to celebrate cultural diversity and biodiversity within her work. The artist, who now lives in Greenwich, produces mixed media artworks that typically feature an internationallooking character positioned in front of a colourful backdrop alluding to the cultural fusion the figure may feel on being immersed in a society that may regard them as an outsider. As a whole, the works raise the question of what belonging really means. Over the years, Alexandra’s works have received critical acclaim, with her painting ‘A-Jay’ shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in 2015, and her

work ‘Citizen of the World – J1’ shortlisted for the prestigious Threadneedle Prize exhibition. Her paintings have featured in private collections in France and the United States, but also closer to home in Greenwich, where a selection of works will be on show – and for sale – this May, in an exhibition at artFix titled Enjoy the Silence. Ahead of its opening, Holly O’Mahony spoke to artist Alexandra Moskalenko to find out more… Holly O’Mahony: How would you describe your work as an artist? Alexandra Moskalenko: My

paintings often depict people from various ethnic origins on colourful vintage fabric, exploring the concept of identity, informed by my own experience of coming from a multicultural background and living in London. The large, vibrantly coloured canvases become statement pieces for what fitting in or belonging may mean, and question how a character can influence an environment and vice versa. HOM: How did you get involved with artFix? And how does it work? AM: I knew about artFix as I live locally. The centre works differently with different artists, providing a

space for them to run workshops and performances as well as exhibitions. I approached founder George Neris who agreed to accept a smaller painting for his collection instead of a hiring fee. ArtFix takes a commission on paintings that are sold during the exhibition as well, which is quite standard. There aren’t many venues where artists can showcase their work in Greenwich so it’s great that artFix provides this opportunity to artists. HOM: You talk about admiring British culture for its tolerance of eccentric characters. How does this compare to your own background?

AM: As the daughter and granddaughter of Latvian refugees who arrived in France after the Second World War, and as a redhaired woman with a ‘funny’ Russian name, I always felt a bit different growing up. When I arrived in London in 1995 to finish my studies, there were a lot of tensions in Paris, with many people from north African communities feeling like they were being left out and discriminated against. In London, I remember seeing punks in the street and Rasta men driving buses, and nobody would blink an eye; whereas in Continues on page 8

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France, people would have been more judgmental. I remember feeling immediately freer in London. Not everything is perfect, and there is always room for improvement when it comes to race relations, but I think that British culture on the whole is more tolerant than French culture, which is quite important when you work in the creative industries. It’s good to feel relatively free to express yourself and to feel that it’s okay to be different. HOM: How do you strive to represent identity and celebrate diversity in your work? AM: As a French-Russian person settled in one of the most multicultural areas of London – itself a very multicultural city – I am interested in how the place where we live, by choice or by circumstance, can shape who we are, and how in turn we can shape the environment surrounding us. I love Greenwich because of the fact so many people from so many countries and backgrounds cohabit here. I like painting people from different cultures because visually it’s more interesting and this also gives me an opportunity to play with fabrics, colours and textures. Many of my portraits are painted on fabric, which is a metaphor for

the ‘fabric of society’ or ‘cultural background’ an individual is part of, and which forms a contrast that either complements the individual or makes them stand out. HOM: Where do you look for inspiration for the characters depicted in your works? AM: I have many sources of inspiration. I work at the National Gallery in London and its collection and temporary exhibitions are a constant source of inspiration. I draw a lot of inspiration from real life, including from the news, current affairs, popular culture and images on social media. My portraits do not represent real people but are often an amalgam of different people and characters. HOM: What does the colourful canvassing behind the characters represent? AM: Many of my paintings are painted on vintage fabric, something I’ve always been interested in. To try and make my characters stand out from the background, the use of vintage fabric seemed quite relevant. For example, in my painting called ‘City Chic’ [on show as part of the exhibition] you can see a businesswoman looking very calm and collected. Yet the background is very tumultuous. It’s actually painted on curtain fabric with some graffiti-style patterns on top. The

idea is to question whether this character is actually strong and poised because of her background or whether she is naturally strong and empowered, and overcoming challenging circumstances.

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My painting ‘The Dance’, showing a multicultural couple dancing the tango, is a metaphor on relationships and the dynamics that may exist between two people especially if they come from different cultures. HOM: Lastly, what do you hope visitors to Enjoy the Silence take away from seeing it? AM: The exhibition, which is named after the well-known Depeche Mode song of the same name, celebrates our diversity and common humanity. I just hope that many people come and see the show, and enjoy seeing themselves and their friends represented. In a way, it’s a snapshot of London life. Enjoy the Silence is on show at artFix, 7 Durnford Street, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9BF. May 17 - 3 June, 10am - 6pm. Admission: FREE. www. artfix.org.uk/events/enjoy-thesilence-exhibition-by-alexandramoskalenko-at-greenwich/ www.artfix.org.uk/events/enjoythe-silence-exhibition-by-alexandramoskalenko-at-greenwich/

How to cope with Pope „„Devora Wilde

Greenwich actor, Devora Wilde, is set to star in an intriguing new film based on the kidnapping and torture of an MP, which is seeking funding through a crowdfunding appeal. ‘How to cope with Oliver Pope’ is a short film that aims to highlight women’s safety issues – a topic that has yet again been brought to the forefront with the events of recent weeks. It follows spouses Jessica and Hannah, who kidnap and torture their local MP after he opposed an up-skirting bill and many other progressive bills in parliament. On their way home from a night out, the two women are up-skirted by a group of men on a night bus. Hannah confronts the men and they become aggressive and demand the women perform sexual acts on the bus for their pleasure. When the couple resists, a fight breaks out and the men beat up the women. Devora will be taking on the role of Hannah, who is passionate about affecting change…through any means possible. Devora said: “Unfortunately,

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as we’ve seen in recent tragic news events, women’s basic rights, such as the right to walk home without fear, or as in our film, the right to use public transport without being harassed, remain an issue despite the progress we think we’ve made and the fact we’re living in the 21st century modern society. It’s disturbing that we continue to exist in a society where our basic rights as women are still being questioned and tested on a daily basis. This film is an important exploration of these themes and I’m proud to be involved in such an engaging, poignant and important piece of filmmaking.” Wilde trained as an actor at Drama Studio London. Since graduating in 2013, Devora has acted in Hollyoaks (Channel 4), Pandora (The CW) and feature film The Dare (Lionsgate), among many others.

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Black Cat Films has launched a £10,000 crowdfunding appeal this month and are already almost halfway to reaching their goal. Those who contribute to the appeal will be helping filmmakers and actors – many of whom have been out of work for almost a year – to get back on set. There are some amazing perks on offer including a voiceover session with Devora, music lessons with the composer, photography sessions, a digital copy of the film, invites to the red-carpet event and a very exclusive executive producer credit. If you’re able to support the crowdfunding campaign to get this important film made, visit https://greenlit.com/project/ how-cope-oliver-pope. www.weekender.co.uk


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The demise of Greenwich steel works Mary Mills Carrying on along the Peninsula riverside past the Jetty and the site of the Tide Mill we come to Greenwich Steel Works – Riverside Steel Works. It was always more than a surprise to learn that there was a steel works in Greenwich. Where was it? Well down behind the Pilot Pub on the big site which stretched from Riverway to what is now John Harrison Way (but which then didn’t exist). I hope you have all been paying attention and remember that up until 2000 Riverway wasn’t just a car park for The Pilot – it was a proper road which went to the River – with the power station and on the north side the gate to the Steel Works which was behind the buildings there. But – wait – it wasn’t strictly speaking a steel works in the sense of huge great operatic crucibles of steel being poured dramatically. It was a ‘structural steel works’ which supplied and processed steel parts for wherever they were needed. Before it was nationalised as British Steel it had a number of names but was generally know as ‘Redpaths’. Redpath Brown was an Edinburgh based company dealing with structural steel. In 1903 they opened a London branch and moved to a hitherto unused site south of Riverway. Spoil from the Blackwall Tunnel had been dumped there and much work was needed to make the ground acceptable for a large works. Most of this article however is thanks to Andrew Turner ,whose father, Arthur, had written a book about the Scottish roots of Redpath’s. John Redpath had been a Scottish weaver’s son who in 1802 became a partner with john Stevenson Brown in an Edinburgh nail maker’s business. J.S. Brown became involved in bridge building, along with the more famous Captain Brown, whose innovative chain making business was on the Isle of Dogs. (Captain Brown, by the way, lived in one of the posh houses which Sir. John Vanbrugh himself had built at the top of Vanbrugh Hill). J.S.Brown, less famous, went on to build other bridges using wrought iron and to make them ‘useful and ornamental’.

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By the 1850s Redpath Brown was a flourishing ironmongery business and a younger generation grew it into a supplier of steel parts for buildings using new technologies including the use of Bessemer steel. The first completely steel frame building in Britain was erected by Redpath Brown in 1900 in Stockton on Tees. In 1909 they set up in Greenwich as a depot and workshop to service construction in London and southern England. In 1922 the company became part of Bolckow Vaughan and in 1929 was merged with Dorman Long and later a site known as ‘Dorman Long’ was added to the Greenwich works. This seems to have operated only as a depot and to have been a completely separate establishment. A few years ago I was driving idly around Middlesborough, as you do, when I saw a sign to the ‘Dorman Museum’. I went in and asked if they had anything about their Greenwich works expecting to be told the usual ‘go away silly southerner ... no industry in London ... steel works are for men’. But, no, the staff were helpful, quickly found files for me to look at and followed up weeks later with a whole file of pictures. So some of this article is thanks to them. The site is listed as having a link to the Angerstein line and having its own internal sidings. There is no sign of this rail link on Ordnance maps and the line is shown as going past the steel works into the gas works – although a detailed line arrangement is shown after nationalisation it still shows no link to the Angerstein Line. Redpath Brown provided the structural steel for many important buildings in

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London from the Greenwich works. This includes the Festival Hall, several power stations - Blackwall Point, Northfleet, Kingston, Belvedere - and other major buildings. These include the Cabinet War Rooms, the Houses of Parliament (post war repairs), the gorilla house at London Zoo and car manufacturing plants at Fords in Dagenham and Vauxhall at Luton. A local example is the railway bridge just outside Lewisham station built as an emergency after the St.John’s railway disaster of 1956 and still in place. I am told this was assembled from what they could get quickly and the structure has a mixture of steel girders of many different sorts – is this true? Is it still there? And is it still made of bits and bobs? They also undertook an important role in the Second World War in the construction of landing craft. After the war they were the largest structural steel fabricating company in Britain with a capacity of 100,000 tons a year. They had 3000 workers and provided steel to twenty or so overseas countries – Bermuda, Hong Kong, Iran, New Zealand, Sudan and many more. The works was nationalised with the rest of the steel industry and was known as ‘Riverside Steel Works’. It continued locally to be called ‘Redpath’ and had considerable employee loyalty. I was once told by someone who had been an apprentice electrician there that his father had worked in the office at East Greenwich for his whole working life, as had his mother –although she eventually moved up to Head Office at Charing Cross as Secretary to the managing director. Her father too had worked there all his life as a foreman on the shop floor and her great uncle had been the General Foreman in the earliest days of the company. However I also remember a strike at the

works in its last days and talking to the men who had been picketing at the gates. I really can’t remember what it was about. Perhaps other people can remember this strike – and also earlier days, work done on site, the buildings assembled there. Redpath closed in the 1980s and the site was taken over as a police riot training ground with rubber bullets and tear gas flying about all over the place – to some consternation from locals, and the Council, who had not been informed. The Council produced a rather angry report – I’m afraid I gave my copy away some years ago. Later many of the buildings were converted for use as a trading estate and the canteen became the base for Greenwich Yacht Club. Redpath Brown also had a large jetty which lay between the end of Riverway and the current Yacht Club. It was occupied by a different and separate yacht club run by Kenny. This jetty was not that beautiful or, probably, very safe. Kenny was very good with extensions heavily reliant on wire rope and oil drums – this included some tottery portacabins and much else. It also had a Derek Jarman style garden. Kenny used to advertise on the Blackwall Tunnel Approach with a homemade sign ‘drinks and music by the riverside’ – i.e. you could sit on an old box with a can of beer and listen to Kenny’s radio. It was actually very pleasant and Kenny had a lot of amazing stories to tell. However the New Millennium Experience Co did not think it looked quite tidy enough and told Kenny that he would have to go. Kenny was pretty media savvy and kept on getting stories in the Nationals about how he was being persecuted. Eventually NME just cut off his access

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for the land – and Redpath Brown’s jetty was demolished. Kenny floated off looking for a new jetty – are you still there Kenny? Did you find somewhere else? All of this was pulled down for the Millennium Celebrations. As well as the canteen there were a number of other buildings on site which had been opened by the Greater London Council as a trading estate. They were the last ‘old’ buildings on the Peninsula to be demolished before the Dome opened. In December 1999 they were still there. Andrew Turner was desperate to prove that they were the original Redpath buildings with new cladding on the outside - but could not do so until they were cleared inside before demolition. All of us now have digital cameras and will have forgotten about film and the limited number of shots you had in your camera per film. Only twenty years ago as the night closed in on 4th December 1999 Andrew was on the phone to me begging me to find film for his camera. Yes, they were the old Redpath original buildings, night was closing in, they were to be demolished the next morning and he had run out of film. Come on – Andrew – have you still got those pictures, all taken in the dark?? Redpath’s is now under the Memorial Park and part of the Millennium Village. The changed layout and arrangement of flats make it extremely difficult to work out where this factory was. It’s all clean and modern and cares nothing about the buildings which were constructed using steel parts made on this site – and provides nothing like as much fun as sitting in the sunshine on the old jetty , watching the ducks and listening to Kenny’s tall stories. www.weekender.co.uk


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community trust At The Heart Of The Community

news from charlton athletic community trust

Walk a mile or more for the Charlton Upbeats on 24 April Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT’s) annual fundraiser for its Down’s syndrome team, the Charlton Upbeats, will take place on Saturday 24 April.

Nigel met Charlton Upbeats Jonathan, James and William to do his mile walk at the club’s training ground with them.

This year, supporters are encouraged to walk a mile or more for the Upbeats, as the project enters its 13th year.

“It was great, Will, Jonathan, James asked some real good questions and it’s great to just speak with them, walking around the training ground. It’s good to see what they’ve been up to.

The Charlton Upbeats programme for young people and adults is entirely funded by voluntary donations. Last year, the annual Upbeats Walk raised over £27,000 for the programme. Throughout the past year, CACT staff have remained in constant contact with the Upbeats, trying to make lockdown as entertaining as possible by hosting virtual activities such as bingo, cookery and special Zoom calls – such as Charlton Athletic owner Thomas Sandgaard, defender Ryan Inniss and Fulham’s Down’s syndrome team. Ahead of this year’s walk, members of the Charlton family have been showing their support for the programme, including Men’s Team Manager Nigel Adkins.

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Nigel said:

“It’s about Charlton Athletic; we are one family and that just epitomises what we’re all about.” Charlton Athletic Women captain Grace Coombs has also shown her support for the programme over many years. Grace, who plans on doing the walk again this year, said: “All you need to do is walk a mile and contribute to such a great cause, so get yourselves out, get yourselves active and join us to raise some money for the Upbeats!” To find out more about this year’s Upbeats Walk head to cact.org.uk/upbeats2021

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public notices Royal Borough of Greenwich 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) Notice is hereby given that application(s) have been made to The Royal Borough of Greenwich in respect of the under mentioned premises/sites. You can see the submissions and any plans at http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/planning. If development proposals affect Conservation Areas and/or Statutorily Listed Buildings under the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Area) Act 1990 (As Amended) this will be shown within the item below. Anyone who wishes to comment on these applications should be made in writing to Development Planning within 22 days of the date of this notice. Please quote the appropriate reference number. Date: 21/04/2021

Victoria Geoghegan Assistant Director - Planning and Building Control List of Press Advertisements - 21/04/2021 Publicity for Planning Applications.

Applicant: Site Address: Development:

Mr Simon Mercieca 57 ELIZABETH FRY PLACE, WOOLWICH, LONDON, SE18 4LA Replacement of existing timber windows with white uPVC.

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Applicant: Site Address:

P Morrissey 21/0747/HD 87 ASHBURNHAM GROVE, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8UJ Development: Construction of a single storey rear extension and associated landscaping to the rear garden. Conservation Area: ASHBURNHAM TRIANGLE

21/0988/HD Applicant: Miss Conte Site Address: 6 POND CLOSE, BLACKHEATH, LONDON, SE3 0SH Development: Removal of chimney, construction of roof extension including installation of 4no. rooflights to front roofslope and 3no. dormer windows to rear roofslope and installation of sliding door to rear elevation. Conservation Area: BLACKHEATH

R Nicoll 21/0853/HD 22 SUN LANE, BLACKHEATH, LONDON, SE3 8UG Construction of a single storey side infill extension and the removal of rear external staircase. Conservation Area: SUN IN THE SANDS

Mr Sharon 21/1067/F WHITE HORSE, 704 WOOLWICH ROAD, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE7 8LQ Development: Change of use from Hotel (Class C1) to a House in Multiple Occupation for up to 22 persons (Sui Generis), retention of Bar/Restaurant on ground and lower ground floor with associated refuse/recycling storage and cycle parking. Conservation Area: THAMES BARRIER & BOWATER ROAD

Applicant: Site Address: Development:

Applicant: Site Address: Development:

Applicant: Site Address: Development:

Mr Curtis 21/0942/HD 79 LEE ROAD, LEWISHAM, LONDON, SE3 9EN Amalgamation of existing outbuildings with main property to form ground floor rear extension with associated external works. Conservation Area: BLACKHEATH PARK Applicant: Site Address: Development:

Mr and Mrs Black 21/0979/HD 20 FOXES DALE, BLACKHEATH, LONDON, SE3 9BQ Construction of a two-storey front extension, front dormer window and replacement of two front windows Conservation Area: BLACKHEATH PARK

Applicant: Site Address:

Kalel Developments Limited 21/1078/HD 36 ROAN STREET, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 9JT Construction of a replacement single storey infill extension, reinstatement of lightwell, replacement of ground floor front windows and enlargement of rear door Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH Applicant: Site Address:

J Morrison 21/1098/HD 30 ASHBURNHAM PLACE, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8TZ

Royal Borough of Greenwich Notice of Outline Application. Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (As Amended) Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (As Amended) Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990 (As Amended) Notice under Article 15(1A) of an application for planning permission accompanied by an Environmental Statement The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 Proposed Development At: Morden Wharf located off Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, London, SE10 0NU Reference Number: 20/1730/O Notice is hereby given that an application is being made to the Royal Borough of Greenwich By; Cathederal (Greenwich Beach) Ltd and Morden College

For Outline Planning Permission in respect of:

Hybrid planning application comprising outline planning permission with all matters reserved (43,475 sqm site area) and full planning permission (12,992 sqm site area). Outline permission is for the demolition of existing on-site buildings and structures (except the Southern Warehouse) and phased mixed-use redevelopment comprising: up to 1,500 residential dwellings; up to 17,311 (sqm GIA) of commercial floorspace (Class A1/ A2/A3/A4/B1/B1c/ B2/B8/D1/D2); and associated car and cycle parking, public realm and open space, hard and soft landscaping, highway and transport works, and associated ancillary works. Full planning permission is for the change of use of part of the Southern Warehouse from Class B1c/B2/B8 to B1c/B2/B8/A3/A4; refurbishment (including mezzanines) and external alterations to part of the Southern Warehouse; change of use of the Jetty to public realm and installation on the Jetty of Gloriana Boathouse (use class D1/D2); access; landscaping and public realm works including new river wall and upgraded Thames Path. (This application is an EIA development and is accompanied by an Environmental Statement) RECONSULTATION.

A copy of the application and any plans and/or documents submitted with it is available for inspection by the public at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/ planning. Representations to the Council about the application should be made within 22 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. This does not constitute an EIA re-consultation because the amendments to the Environmental Statement are not significant. Members of the public may obtain copies of the environment statement and addendums from WSP at WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF at a charge of £700 for a printed version or £5 for an electronic version on a disc.”

Development:

Construction of a single storey rear infill extension and creation of a terrace at rear with associated landscaping. Conservation Area: ASHBURNHAM TRIANGLE

Development:

Applicant: Site Address:

Applicant: Site Address: Development:

Mr Dixon James Dixon Architects Ltd 21/1130/F 71 BLACKHEATH ROAD, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8PD Development: Replacement of lower ground floor rear window, replacement of first floor rear frosted glass with clear glass and installation of air conditioning unit on roof Conservation Area: ASHBURNHAM TRIANGLE Applicant: Site Address:

Mr James Soffe 21/1132/HD 1A WHITWORTH STREET, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 9EN Development: Replacement of single glazed timber sash windows with double glazed timber sash windows including the replacement of front door and rear french doors. Conservation Area: EAST GREENWICH Applicant: Site Address:

J. Monahan 21/1144/F CHARLTON PARK ACADEMY, CHARLTON PARK ROAD, CHARLTON, LONDON, SE7 8HX Development: Installation of two new lighting columns in the existing school car park. Conservation Area: CHARLTON VILLAGE Applicant: Site Address:

Mr Recoules 21/1255/F LAND ADJACENT TO 1 KIDBROOKE GARDENS, KIDBROOKE, LONDON, SE3 0PD

Construction of a 2-storey 4-bed detached house with repositioned access onto St Germans Place and associated works. Conservation Area: BLACKHEATH Mr Dixon James Dixon Architects Ltd 21/1321/F 55 DEVONSHIRE DRIVE, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8JZ Demolition of existing conservatory. Construction of single storey side/rear wraparound extension which would incorporate a new side porch, together with other external alterations including replacement of windows, cleaned and re-pointed brickwork, replacement of window to door to rear. Excavation of front to create additional storage including new bike store, with stepped planters and railings above, together with associated landscaping of front which include new and replacement steps, paving and new door to front. Conservation Area: ASHBURNHAM TRIANGLE Publicity for Listed Building Consent.

Applicant: Site Address:

Mr Dixon James Dixon Architects Ltd 21/1131/L 71 BLACKHEATH ROAD, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8PD Development: Alterations to internal layout of first and second floors, replacement of lower ground floor rear window, replacement of first floor rear frosted glass with clear glass and installation of air conditioning unit on roof with internal unit on second floor Conservation Area: ASHBURNHAM TRIANGLE Listed Building: Grade 2

ROYAL BOROUGH of GREENWICH ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) ALDERWOOD ROAD, SE9 PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE (ORDER) 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 A&E ELKINS LTD on behalf of Greenwich Council who need to carry out a sewer connection. 2. The Order will come into operation on 10th May 2021 and would continue to be valid for 18 months. However, the works are expected to take 11 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 Alderwood Road outside 71-73. 4. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will be diverted via Restons Crescent, Avery Hill Road & 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. Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ Dated 19/04/2021 (INTERNAL REF: PL/268/LA-SEC50)

The deadline for public notices is Monday 1pm before Wednesday's publication date.

Date: 21/04/2021 Victoria Geoghegan - Assistant Director - Planning and Building Control

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Classified NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE - LICENSING ACT 2003

ROYAL BOROUGH of GREENWICH ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) CERES ROAD PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE (ORDER)

Notice is given that: Mr Aleksandr Zacharov Kuzin has applied for the Grant of a Premises Licence for the following premises: Maistas & Gerimai (to be known as “AK Interfood”), 33 Herbert Road, Woolwich, London SE18 3SZ. A record of this application may be inspected by appointment. Other persons may make representations to the Council on this application by no later than Tuesday 11 May 2021 (last date for making representations). Representations can be made in writing, by email or fax using the contact details above. Representations can only be made on the grounds of one of the four licensing objectives, namely:

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Prevention of Crime and Disorder; Prevention of Public Nuisance; Public Safety; Protection of Children from Harm.

Any person who makes a false statement in connection with an application is liable on summary conviction to a maximum fine of £5,000. It is proposed that the following licensable activity will take place at the premises: Off-Sale & Supply of Alcohol, daily between 09:00 and 21:00 hours (in line with opening times). Licensing Team, 4th Floor, Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ. Tel: 020 8921 8018; Fax: 020 8921 8380; Email: licensing@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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 a sewer cleaning. 2. The Order will come into operation on 11th May 2021 and would continue to be valid for 18 months. However, the works are expected to take 1 day. 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 Ceres Road. 4. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will be diverted via Kashgar Road, Benares Road, Bannockburn Road & 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. Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ Dated 24/02/2021 (INTERNAL REF: PL/259/LA403070)

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News from the Royal Borough of Greenwich © National Maritime Museum, London

A tribute to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Baron Greenwich Prince Philip was made Baron Greenwich in 1947, which is just one of his many connections to the borough. He began his naval career in 1939 as a cadet and eventually attended the Royal Naval Staff College at Greenwich for training in 1948. He was appointed a trustee of the National Maritime Museum in 1948 and has opened or visited countless projects at Royal Museums Greenwich. A keen naval historian, he was instrumental in bringing the Cutty Sark to Greenwich in 1954 and served as the president of the Cutty Sark Trust.

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The Duke was also heavily involved in facilitating renovation works to the Cutty Sark, after it was almost destroyed by a fire in 2007. Prince Philip played a central role to Greenwich becoming a Royal Borough on 3 February 2012. In 2012, he was awarded the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for rendering eminent services to the borough – this is the highest award the Council can give and is an honour bestowed on very few people. It has been an honour to have Prince Philip serve as Baron Greenwich and we are forever grateful for his dedication to the borough. To read more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s connections to the borough visit: royalgreenwich.gov.uk/princephilip

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