Monthly Archives: July 2011

Charlton’s Travelodge gets go-ahead for London Olympics

Greenwich Council’s planning board backed building a Travelodge hotel in Charlton last night – with the scheme’s backers pledging to get it up and running before the Olympics. The seven-member panel unanimously endorsed the plan to build a 120-room hotel … Continue reading

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School plan for Hervey Road sports field dropped

A little outside this site’s normal area, but still worth noting anyway. Plans to build a school on a sports ground in Hervey Road, Kidbrooke were formally dropped by Greenwich Council at its cabinet meeting last night. The council had … Continue reading

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Travelodge scheme gets boost from council

Greenwich Council officers have recommended councillors approve plans to build a 120-bed Travelodge hotel on a derelict Woolwich Road site. The hotel, together with a small supermarket and restaurant/cade, would “positively contribute to the character and appearance of the surrounding … Continue reading

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Mayor’s cash for Charlton Lido refurbishment

A bit late with this, but it’s been confirmed that Charlton Lido’s long-delayed refurbishment has been given a boost with a grant from the Mayor of London, part of a £12m scheme to develop grassroots sport across the capital. GLL … Continue reading

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Valley of doom – will you miss this lost pub?

The old Valley pub on Elliscombe Road has been demolished ahead of its conversion into flats. Opened by former Charlton Athletic player Harold Hobbis in the 1960s, the pub fell into decline in its final years and closed in the … Continue reading

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Meet Maryon Wilson Park’s newest arrivals

A little note from the Save The Animals in Maryon Wilson Park campaign… The two fawns were born in the park’s deer enclosure last week. “We’d been expecting the arrival of one baby deer, but two healthy fawns being born … Continue reading

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