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It’s an asset – Greenwich Council acts on Charlton’s White Swan

The White Swan pub in Charlton Village has been declared an asset of community value by Greenwich Council after a successful application by the Charlton Society. It means if the building is sold for development, the local community will be … Continue reading

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Do you have photos of the Charlton Park prefabs?

An interesting museum has opened in Catford – the Prefab Museum, which is open until May on the Excalibur Estate and recreates the atmosphere of these temporary homes erected in the 1940s. See the Prefabs – Palaces For The People … Continue reading

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An ‘affordable’ one-bedroom flat in Charlton? Just £216,000…

I can’t help get the feeling that Saturday’s bound to be a heartbreaking day for home-hunters looking for a berth in the new flats going up at Fairthorn Road. They go on sale on Saturday – with just 31 of … Continue reading

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White Swan: Community asset process gets under way

Thursday update: The pub has reportedly reopened this week. So if you’ve got a thirst on, pop in and see what it’s like, and let us know. The Charlton Society has formally asked Greenwich Council to make the White Swan … Continue reading

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Sign up and help protect Charlton’s White Swan pub

The Charlton Society has launched a petition to try to help secure the future of The White Swan pub amid fears for the future of its parent company, Punch Taverns. The petition asks Greenwich Council to declare the Swan an … Continue reading

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Could Charlton get a community council? Have your say…

Do you know what a community council is? It’s something you might be hearing a bit more of in the next few months, as the Government’s given a small grant to The Charlton Society to promote and explore the possibilities … Continue reading

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Charlton’s Matalan moves out, the ravers move in

If you heard deep bass lines reverberating in the wee small hours of the morning, then they were coming from the shut-down Matalan store on Bugsbys Way – it was being used for an illegal rave. It’s not the first … Continue reading

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