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What’s it like to work on a farm in spring? No time of year is more magical or life-affirming on a farm than spring. Chicks are hatching, lambs are taking their first steps, and flowers, trees and hedges are coming into bloom. Together, it’s a heartwarming site to behold and makes for a great day out. But what’s it like to work on a farm during spring? Holly O’Mahony speaks to Hannah Ricketts, education officer at Woodlands Farm in Welling, to find out.
“The spring is a wonderful time around the farm as the flowers and hedgerows come into bloom,” affirms Hannah. “We have wonderful blackthorn and cherry blossom, which is a fantastic place to spot the honey bees and bumblebees feeding.” At the same time, Hannah points out spring is also an incredibly busy time for
those working hard to make sure it all runs smoothly. “Our sheep were lambing from mid-March through to the end of April and this year, we had cows giving birth to calves in April as well,” she explains. “Because the cows are inside until April and the sheep are inside during lambing, there’s a lot more work with feeding and mucking out.”
The work involved with running a farm doesn’t end with caring for animals and wildlife, either. “We try to run a variety of events that are linked to seasonality of activities on the farm,” explains Hannah. “For our children’s events, we run a number of wildlife, farming and craft workshops. Most people know about the animals on the farm but not the variety of wildlife,
so we always try and illustrate what we have through either our bird walks for adults or pond dipping and mini-beast hunts for children,” she says. “We want our events to reflect all the different elements of Woodlands Farm.” As education officer, a typical day for Hannah involves overseeing the local school groups visiting the farm. “We run a variety of activities, from farm tours and pond dipping to cookery and literacy sessions,” she explains. During spring, Hannah sets up a nest box camera in the classroom, through which the children can see observe blue tits and other birds making nests to lay their eggs. “Schools are typically at the farm from 10am until 2:30pm, after when I catch up on farm admin. In
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spotlight addition to this, on Thursdays I run a toddler group for local parents and toddlers,” she explains. Do Hannah and her team ever find the pressure to organise visitor activities overwhelming on top of running a working farm? “Woodlands is run as a working farm, however our visitors are a major part of what the farm is about,” Hannah says. “The main ethos of the farm is as an education and conservation project, so we aim to educate the public about the importance of farming as well as what is involved,” she explains. “Obviously, as a working farm there are days when we need to ensure the public aren’t around for safety, so we are closed on Mondays to allow us to do the activities which would be difficult to do if the farmyard was busy with visitors – such as moving flocks of sheep around or clearing out the barn with the tractor.” Hannah believes the role she and the rest of the team at Woodlands Farm play is something of a duty to the local community. “It’s important as many people would not normally have the opportunity to visit a working farm.” The job of a farm manager is, of course, very different to Hannah’s role in educating visitors. “Our farm manager begins the day working with our team of volunteers feeding and checking on all the animals,” she says. “In spring, a lot of time is spent sorting out the ewes and
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lambs which have been born. The role involves ear tagging the lambs, and moving them into the fields when we know they are doing well and feeding properly.” But there are other jobs too that are less in the public eye and far less celebrated. “For example, maintaining fences, managing the vegetation around the farm and mucking out.” The hardest part of the farm manager role, Hannah explains, is the long hours. “At this time of year, the farm manager spends long days on the farm and is always on call in case the sheep have difficulty lambing.” So, what does the future look like for Woodlands Farm? “We’re aiming to become a rare breed centre for farm animals. We currently have some Manx Loaghtan sheep on the farm, of which there are only between 900 – 1500 left in the world.” For Hannah, the best thing about working on the farm during spring is being surrounded every day by signs of new life. “I get to see everything coming alive again. Our cottage garden and hedgerows are coming into bloom, which means it won’t be long until our beautiful hay meadows will be filled with wildflowers.” Woodlands Farm, 331 Shooters Hill, Welling DA16 3RP. The farm is currently closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, however usual opening hours are: Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30am - 4:30pm. Admission: FREE, but donations welcome. www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org/
“We have wonderful blackthorn and cherry blossom, which is a fantastic place to spot the honey bees and bumblebees feeding.”
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Keeping fit and staying active at home The most recent (as of printing) coronavirus (COVID-19) update suggests that anyone with symptoms should stay at home for seven days, and anybody living with someone who has symptoms must also stay at home for 14 days. During challenging times, being active can really help improve your mood. So if you’d like to keep fit and remain active, but are following government advice to stay at home, here are some ideas to help boost your physical and mental wellbeing. 10-minute work out Take part in speedy equipment-free workouts at home. These exercises will improve your general health and help tone and strengthen different muscle groups: www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/ Gym-free work outs These home workouts are for people of all fitness levels and include yoga, cardio and even sofa workouts: www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/gym-free-workouts/ The Body Coach Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has produced a number of short, fun workout videos. He’s also launching a live workout specifically designed for children called PE with Joe, which starts at 9am on 23 March. Get involved by searching The Body Coach TV on YouTube. There are also videos that parents and adults can access.
Over 65’s The NHS advises that older adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Search www.nhs.uk for activities for over 65’s, that aim to improve strength and balance and include sitting, flexibility and balancing exercises.
Children and young people Disney dance-alongs This is a fun way to sing and dance along to Disney classics at home: www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/ Change4Life has created some Disney-themed indoor games and activities to help kids stay active: www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities Accessible activities There are lots of resources for children and young people with disabilities that can help keep them active. These activities can also easily be adapted for every child: www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/accessible-activities BBC Super Movers Enjoy a whole world of free online videos and fun curriculum-linked resources to get children moving while they learn: www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers Go Noodle Go Noodle promotes movement and mindfulness using videos created by child development experts. There are lots of games and activities for children to get involved in: www.gonoodle.com/ To stay updated on coronavirus and its latest impact to council services, make sure to frequently check here: www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/coronavirus
Try out the Grind - if only for the espresso martini
Do you remember the first time?’ questions a pink neon sign hanging on a wall at Greenwich Grind. If this question refers to my first visit to the restaurant, then yes, I certainly do, writes Holly O’Mahony… A little over a year ago, the dayto-night eatery opened on Nelson Road (on the former site of Jamie’s Italian), marking the brand’s first venture outside of Zone 1. I visited for brunch soon after it opened, reviewing it for the Weekender back in December 2018. While the food itself was nothing special (unoriginal takes on brunch classics), the chic interiors (grey walls, house plants, neon signs etc) and excitable buzz across the airy dining room made the experience of dining at Grind a little more ‘now’ than that found at the average Greenwich eatery. For this reason, and to sample one of its famed espresso martinis, I promised to return one day for dinner
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Fast forward to late February 2020 and I was back, once again being led past the cocktail bar and lounge, past a scattering of tropical plants, faux marble counters and various other neon signs, before being deposited (politely, mind) at a window table in the 160-cover conservatory. As those paying attention will have guessed, it being dinner time in mid winter, the natural light and garden vistas that made the dining room seem so spacious and breezy on my last visit were off the menu. Thankfully, Grind’s other big pull – a buzzy atmosphere – was alive and well. Heck, it was better than ever: near blackout lighting and the kind of pumping beats that make
you want to skip dinner and head straight to the nearest nightclub. Regretfully, skipping dinner might be the best option here – if you’re something of a gourmand, anyway. The menu is divided into sharing plates and Grind regulars (commonly known as mains). We opted for the latter (the pal being a vegan, but otherwise excellent company). A generous hunk of salmon came sans notable seasoning and with a gruel-like dollop of corn puree which was offset, mercifully, by the crunch of sprouting broccoli. The pal’s courgetti spaghetti came as a limp, watery mess
of shredded courgette in a minimally-spiced coconut cream sauce. A side of fries were overly oiled, while a citrusy dressing on the side salad had the sort of synthetic aftertaste that makes you wonder what on earth is in it. Happily, things got better as the meal went on. Desserts, while uninspiring from a gastronomical point of view, were comforting sugary staples: the hot apple crumble sundae was like a hug in a glass bowl and came with a wholly unnecessary (yet heartily appreciated) additional sugar injection of add-your-own caramel sauce. The chocolate mousse was even better: rich and, to the delight of my pal, vegan. Bites of chunky honeycomb and sour raspberry speckle the pud, cutting through the mousse without stealing the limelight. The real star turn, however, was the very reason I came: Grind’s espresso martinis are exceptional. The house blend of fresh, roasted espresso is the dominant flavour, as it should be. It’s rich, thick and smooth, and a far cry from the cocktail’s common
pitfalls of being overly watery or pungently heavy on the vodka. I could, and would, return just to sip one again. There are plenty of other cocktails too if you don’t fancy yours laced with coffee; the pal spoke highly of his fruity pornstar martini, which came classily with an addyour-own side of prosecco. Though if it’s a jitter-inducing caffeine hit you’re fearful of, it’s worth noting that Grind serves equally delicious decaf versions of the cocktail, too. So, should you visit Greenwich Grind? Yes, absolutely. But let it be said that the offering improves once plates have been cleared. By all means, book for brunch, lunch or dinner if you’re dining in a big group (I can say, from experience, that the restaurant’s boozy brunch with unlimited prosecco is a hoot). Otherwise, skip the food and come for drinks. And be sure to order at least one espresso martini – it’s likely to be the best you’ll find this side of the river.
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On the Five Foot Walk to Park Row
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Mary Mills If we continue along the riverside on the Five Foot Walk in front of the grand buildings of the World Heritage site we arrive at Park Row and the Trafalgar Tavern. Sometime around 1752, the Italian painter Canaletto painted the Royal Hospital buildings from across the river. On the far left of his picture, is crane on the side of the path. This was used to help load and unload boats with supplies for the Royal Hospital. The picture also shows a set of Watermen’s Stairs alongside the crane and they are still there. Now they are called ‘Lower Royal Naval College Stairs’ but that wasn’t their name in 1750 - maybe they were Crane or Hospital Stairs. That whole area on the river in front of the Trafalgar Tavern was a busy embarkation place for the Royal Hospital – the stairs are still used to access the foreshore. The next stretch of riverside had several more pubs and some river related sports activities.
Then we come to the Trafalgar Tavern. John Bold has recently published a very detailed article on the pub in the Greenwich Historical Society’s Journal (2019), and please read what he has to say. The Trafalgar was built as a hotel in the late 1830s but has not been used continuously as this. At one time is housed a wholesale confectionary business; later it was a working men’s club and then an unemployed workers centre. The Curlew Rowing Club was in part of it for a while and so were the London Transport and the Globe Rowing Clubs – and there were other river related sports and recreational organisations in Crane Street. Curlew was an old established club founded in 1866. They were to claim evidence that in 1787 that their crew rowed in the first regatta. In 1866 they had their headquarters in the Crown and Sceptre Inn, in Highbridge, and stayed there until 1934. They then moved to the Trafalgar Tavern. The Trafalgar Tavern was built on the site of an older pub called The George, www.weekender.co.uk
later called was The Old George or Mattinson’s. It was demolished in 1837 having been sold, by the Royal Hospital. The George was a relatively small building with bow windows overlooking the river. When it was demolished the frames of these bow windows were sold along with feather beds, handsome desert services and Brussels carpets. The Trafalgar itself fronts onto Park Row where its tables and chairs take up space which was once public road and pavements. It is said to have been built to honour Horatio Nelson and few years ago there was a sign here which said ‘Lord Nelson’s Favourite Pub, (despite the fact that Nelson died some thirty years before the pub was built). There is also now have a statue of Nelson at the end of Park Row. It was sculpted by Lesley Pover after being commissioned by the Trafalgar’s owner Frank Dowling for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005. . It is now a busy and popular establishment catering both to locals and tourists, and still sells the traditional whitebait ‘with a variety of twists’. So, round the corner ad we are in Crane
Street – said to be named after the riverside crane round the corner. It is narrow with houses on the southern side – built by the Royal Hospital to replace an earlier terrace. Along the river were wharfs, small scale industry and pubs. The pedestrianised road first follows the long side wall of the Trafalgar, to eventually reach another pub - No 4 The Yacht. This is , said to have been here for at least 300 years, and was first called the Barley Mow, on 18th century insurance documents, but in 1826 listed as The Watermen’s Arms; it became the Yacht soon after. The pub seems to have a run a boat hire business and 1882 its assets included “50 pleasure boats, and skiffs”. Greenwich Yacht Club used the Yacht for its earliest meetings, opening there in 1908, but moving down river in 1911. Sports clubs using the building included non river based organisations like the Invicta Harriers. In the Second World War a high explosive bomb apparently led to a post war rebuilding with the bar said to be modelled on that of the Queen Mary liner. It is currently a Greene King house and is described on its web site as ‘sports’
which certainly echoes its past In1886 an advertisement for the Greenwich Amateur Regatta specifies ‘none but single young men will be entered’ and it would take place ‘next the Yacht Tavern’. Its gallery overlooking the river is still in place and very popular - although the regatta’s seem to have gone somewhere else. Industries in Crane Street have been on a relatively small scale. In the 19th century the Bean family had a clay pipe manufacturing business here, and in 1836 there was a sail maker and later a bakery. Nos.11/13 was ‘Crane Wharf’’ and used by R.Moss who described himself as a Paper Stock Merchant. A drawing by Graham Sutherland, no less, of the building in the 1920s shows a sign saying that old rope was bought, which he then sold on to the paper industry. Moss closed in the 1960s and was looking for a purchaser for the wharf which by then was in extremely poor condition. There were a number of rowing clubs in the area and one of those in the back of the Trafalgar Tavern was the Globe Club. Sharing with Curlew and the London Transport Club it was very overcrowded
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and there were complaints. Mr. Moss’s sale was a chance for the Globe Club to have somewhere of their own. Globe had originally been Stone’s Rowing Club from the Deptford factory of Stone’s Engineers with membership being restricted to employees of the company. Boats were hired from local Watermen but that was expensive First they set up headquarters in the Lord Clyde pub and were the called the Clyde Rowing Club. They then moved to the Globe Pub and changed their name again. In 1938 the Globe pub was demolished and so by 1947 boats their boats were stored in an upstairs room at Brooke’s Wharf in Thames Street. The club bought an Assault Landing Craft and moored it by the Union Pub (today’s Cutty Sark pub). In the mid 1950s they moved to Dreadnought Wharf and the Tilbury Dredging Co’s site. and bought a Thames barge to use as their boathouse. The next move was to the Trafalgar Tavern alongside Curlew. Mr. Moss’s premises looked like a prospect for the club, but he wanted £3,750 for it. Greenwich Council was approached,
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Riverside from crane street
and Mr. Moss put the price up to £17,000. However the council bought the building and Globe moved in. When The Trafalgar Tavern was extended in the 21st century Curlew had to move and they too came to the old Moss building. It is now the Trafalgar Rowing Centre and managed by a Trust for both clubs as well as use for for social events and as an art gallery. There is also gym across the road in one of the new buildings in Highbridge. Sporting and other river based activities in Crane Street were greatly helped by Corbett’s boat hire business based around the draw dock at the junction with High Bridge and Eastney Street. Corbett had been boat builders in Wood Wharf and in Crane Street. They had a pontoon from where they let out a wide range of small vessels. In 1886 they advertised boats for picnics as well as more sporting activities. They also built boats to specification. Their business more or less covered the foreshore along Crane Street and they hired to all sorts including boat clubs from Poplar and Blackwall. They closed in the late 1930s.
Crane Street with its locally based sports clubs, art galleries and small scale housing probably is the last relic of a Greenwich Riverside which many people would like to have seen kept elsewhere in areas like Wood Wharf. Most important it maintains a close relationship with the river and riverside activity. Everywhere else developers have moved in, removed the traditional riverside and built offices, flats, tower blocks. Crane Street is a sort of reminder that it didn’t always used to be like that. It is much frequented by those tourists who venture beyond Cutty Sark Gardens and even make it to, and beyond, The Trafalgar. Crane Street ends at the junction with Eastney Street and the riverside path continues as High Bridge. Here is a draw dock- a causeway going into the river where boats could be hauled up onto land. This draw deck is thought to have once been a wharf and in any case is very ancient. An inlet is clearly shown here on the Travers map of 1697. Eastney Street was once East Street, marking the eastern boundary of the town. It led to High Bridge –which is where we will go next. www.weekender.co.uk
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news from charlton athletic community trust Bram’s mother thinks the programme is “top notch”
Charlton Upbeats programme replicated in America Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT’s) Upbeats programme for young people and adults with Down’s syndrome has inspired an American soccer school to replicate it. Century Soccer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is now in its third year of its Upbeats programme. Mike Blatz, Technical Director of Century Soccer, read about CACT’s Upbeats programme and became keen to follow suit. As part of his research three years ago, Mike spoke to CACT’s Head of Early Help & Prevention, Carl Krauhaus, to find out more about the programme and why it was such a success. Subsequently, Mike named the Down’s syndrome group the Century Upbeats, to recognise the influence CACT’s programme more than 4,000 miles away had. Mike said:
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“We are very proud of the programme and grateful that CACT shared not only
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ROYAL BOROUGH of GREENWICH ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) ABNORMAL LOAD GREENWICH PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE (ORDER) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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 Tideway who need to carry out an abnormal Load delivery. The Order will come into operation on the 28th March 2020 and the 4th April 2020 and would continue to be valid for 18 months. However the works are expected to take one night on each date. With backup dates of the 18th, 25th April 2020 and the 2nd May 2020. The duration of the Order can be extended with the approval of the Secretary of State for Transport. 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 the roads listed in Schedule 1. Whilst a rolling road block is in place to move the abnormal load. And preparation works are required in Greenwich Church Street from 16:00 hours on the dates of the closures through to 16:00 the following day. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will not be diverted as this is a rolling closure however when the works Reach Greenwich Church Street Traffic will be diverted via Creek Road, Deptford Church Street, Deptford Bridge, Greenwich High Road and Vice versa. Prohibitions remain in force, pedestrians are not affected, and vehicle access will be maintained wherever possible. 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. 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. 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 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) Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007 (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 21 days of the date of this notice. Please quote the appropriate reference number. Date: 25/03/2020 Victoria Geoghegan Assistant Director - Planning and Building Control
List of Press Advertisements - 25/03/2020 Publicity for Planning Applications. Applicant: Mr Chu 19/2130/F Site Address: 1 Keeling Road, Eltham, London, SE9 6AA Development: Construction of a new 2-storey, 2-bedroom dwelling house to the side of 1 Keeling Road, SE9, together with an associated 2 storey front extension to No.1. Conservation Area: ADJACENT TO ELTHAM GREEN Applicant: Mr A. Sharon 20/0471/F Site Address: White Horse, 704 Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, SE7 8LQ Development: Change of use of upper floors from Hotel (Class C1) to a large 15 room HMO (Sui Generis), incorporating a roof extension to 3rd floor loft space, retention of Pub on ground floor, replacement of windows from single glazing to double glazing, with associated cycle parking and bin storage. Conservation Area: THAMES BARRIER & BOWATER ROAD Applicant: Mrs Powling 20/0557/HD Site Address: 37 Roan Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JY Development: Replacement of windows at front, side and rear elevations. Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH
Applicant: Mitchells and Butlers 20/0672/F Site Address: The Mitre, 291 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8NA Development: Refurbishment of 8 x existing lanterns, installation of 10 x narrow beam uplights and installation of awning to north elevation. Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH Applicant: Mrs Katie Mannion 20/0677/HD Site Address: 3 West Grove, Greenwich, London, SE10 8QT Development: Removal of existing roof, construction of new mansard roof extension and raising of parapet wall and chimney to facilitate creation of new floor. Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH Applicant: Blackheath Cricket Football & Lawn Tennis Club 20/0690/F Site Address: Blackheath Sports Club, Rectory Field, Charlton Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8SR Development: Replacement of one existing container and shed with a single storey building to provide a gym. Conservation Area: adjacent to Rectory Field Applicant: Mr D. Darwishi 20/0691/F Site Address: 79 Lassell Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ Development: Alteration to existing shopfront. Conservation Area: EAST GREENWICH
ROYAL BOROUGH of GREENWICH ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) GREENING STREET, SE2 PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE (ORDER
ROYAL BOROUGH of GREENWICH ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1) [Charlton Road] 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 Thames Water who need to carry out service pipe repairs. 2. The Order will come into operation on 13th April 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) outside 25 4. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will be diverted via McLeod Road, Congress Road, Abbey Wood 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.
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 Royal borough of Greenwich who need to carry out Reconstruction works. 2. The Order will come into operation on 23rd March 2020 and would continue to be valid for 18 months. However the works are expected to take 6 months. 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, Invicta Road, Sherington Road, Wyndcliff Road, Hassendean Road, Couthusrt Road, Bramhope Lane, Mascalls Road, Cherry Orchard and Victoria Way all at the junction with Charlton Road and only one closure to be in place at a time. 4. Whilst the Order is in operation traffic will be diverted via an appropriate signed route. 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 16/03/2020
Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ
(INTERNAL REF: PL/211/LA382284) Dated 20th March 2020 (INTERNAL REF: PL/212/LA386320)
Applicant: Luxury Leisure 20/0692/F Site Address: Quicksilver, Ground Floor Shop, Denning House, 2A-2B Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HA Development: Installation of replacement shopfront. Conservation Area: WOOLWICH CONSERVATION AREA Publicity for Listed Building Consent. Applicant: Mitchells and Butlers 20/0673/L Site Address: THE MITRE, 291 GREENWICH HIGH ROAD, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8NA Development: Internal alterations to pub and hotel, refurbishment of 8 x existing lanterns, installation of 10 x narrow beam uplights, painting of pub facade, removal of ‘Mitre Hotel & Lounge’ lettering from south elevation, refurbishment and conversion of existing hanging sign to internally illuminated, installation of new arch sign, refurbishment of existing fascia lettering, addition of new fascia lettering to north elevation, installation of awning to north elevation, display of 2 x externally illuminated curved signs, 2 x internally illuminated A3 menu cases, 2 x vinyl transom sign over hotel entrances and 1 x window vinyl. Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH
Listed Building: Grade 2 Publicity For Advertisements. Applicant: Mitchells and Butlers 20/0674/A Site Address: THE MITRE, 291 GREENWICH HIGH ROAD, GREENWICH, LONDON, SE10 8NA Development: Refurbishment and conversion of existing hanging sign to internally illuminated, installation of new arch sign, refurbishment of existing fascia lettering, addition of new fascia lettering to north elevation, display of 2 x externally illuminated curved signs, 2 x internally illuminated A3 menu cases, 2 x vinyl transom sign over hotel entrances and 1 x window vinyl. Conservation Area: WEST GREENWICH
ROYAL BOROUGH OF GREENWICH The Greenwich (Free Parking Places, Loading Places and Waiting, Loading and Stopping Restrictions) (Amendment No. *) Order 202* The Greenwich (Charged-For Parking Places) (Amendment No. *) Order 202*
1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Royal Borough of Greenwich (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”) proposes to make the above-mentioned Orders under sections 6, 45 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. 2. The general effect of the Orders would be to: (a) provide double yellow line ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions in White Hart Road: (i) west side, between 80.5 metres north of the northern kerb-line of North Road and 86.5 metres south of that kerb-line; and (ii) east side, for 78.5 metres south of North Road; 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. A copy of the proposed Orders and other documents, including maps, 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 are made or, as the case may be, the Council decides not to make the Orders, at the Directorate of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills, Strategic Transportation, Royal Borough of Greenwich, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ. 4. Further information about the proposed Orders may be obtained by telephoning Strategic Transportation on 020 8921 2773. 5. Any person who wishes to object to or make other representations about the proposed Orders should send a statement in writing, specifying the grounds on which any objection is made, to the TMO Team, Project Centre, Unit 2 Holford Yard, London, WC1X 9HD, or by email to GreenwichTMOconsultations@projectcentre.co.uk (quoting reference PCL/TMO/OK/1000006203), to arrive by 15th April 2020. 6. Persons objecting to or making representations about the proposed Orders should be aware that in view of the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, this Council would be legally obliged to make any comments received in response to this notice, open to public inspection. Assistant Director, Strategic Transportation The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ Dated 25th March 2020
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