Author Archives: Darryl Chamberlain

About Darryl Chamberlain

Journalist, SE Londoner.

Meet the candidates: Charlton Society confirms general election hustings on 25 April

With 7 May’s general election getting closer, the Charlton Society has confirmed it will be holding a hustings for the Greenwich & Woolwich constituency (which covers most of Charlton) at the Assembly Rooms, Charlton Village on 25 April at 2.30pm. … Continue reading

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Ikea coming to Greenwich – can we stop it grinding Charlton to a halt?

As you may know already, Ikea has planning permission to build a store on the site of the old “eco” Sainsbury’s in Greenwich – a prospect which has flat-pack furniture fans five miles already reaching for their car keys, and … Continue reading

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Look up – nine-storey tower planned for Woolwich Road

Would you want to see this on Woolwich Road? Developers want to knock down a derelict office block on Woolwich Road, next to the new Sainsbury’s/M&S development, and build 74 new homes plus a retail unit on the site, crowned … Continue reading

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Charlton Lido’s spring 2015 opening hours revealed

The sun’s out (sort of), it’s getting warmer (sort of), so what could be better than a dip in a nice heated open-air pool? Thanks to Vicki Butler at Charlton Lido for getting in touch with the spring opening hours, … Continue reading

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Help secure Maryon Wilson Animal Park’s future, council leader urged

Greenwich Council needs to step in to secure the future of Maryon Wilson Animal Park, its leader Denise Hyland has been told by park users. The running of the park was handed to to a charity after the council announced … Continue reading

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Water pain: Westcombe Hill closure set to last all week

We’re indebted to Craig at the @TfLBusAlerts Twitter feed for giving us some more info about the closure of Westcombe Hill in Blackheath, which is causing problems for local travellers at present. The road’s been closed for four days to … Continue reading

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Charlton Athletic Museum now open Fridays at The Valley

While the current state of Charlton Athletic is in a certain amount of turmoil, fans and neighbours can now find out more about the club’s past in a small museum that’s recently opened at The Valley. The fan-run Charlton Athletic … Continue reading

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