Author Archives: Darryl Chamberlain

About Darryl Chamberlain

Journalist, SE Londoner.

Hallelujah! Extra buses from Charlton to North Greenwich

If you’re sick of the overcrowded morning buses to North Greenwich, then some relief could be at hand – extra services have quietly been thrown on from Charlton station. Despite various enhancements, route 486 has struggled to cope with rush-hour … Continue reading

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Join Jay Rayner’s Radio 4 Kitchen Cabinet in Charlton

An email from the BBC lands in the Champion inbox… If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about food or cooking, but didn’t know whom to ask, read on. Come and be part of the audience for The Kitchen … Continue reading

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Councillors back Woolwich Road Matalan development

Greenwich councillors tonight unanimously backed an extension of Greenwich Shopping Park onto Woolwich Road, centred around a new “public square” and boasting branches of Matalan, Starbucks and Frankie & Benny’s. All 10 councillors on the board supported the scheme, which … Continue reading

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1,100 locals press Greenwich Council to improve road safety

Last night, residents who live near Little Heath, Charlton and Hillreach in Woolwich presented Greenwich Council with a 1,100-strong petition calling for traffic calming measures after a newsagent was killed when a car mounted the pavement outside his shop. This … Continue reading

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Charlton skate park consultation launched

Greenwich Council has opened a consultation into its planned skate park in Charlton Park – but don’t expect to be asked if you think it’s a wise idea or not. In July, the council’s cabinet decided to relocate Woolwich’s Royal … Continue reading

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Have your say: Yet more retail planned for Woolwich Road

Remember the Travelodge on Woolwich Road that was supposed to be open for the Olympics? That plan has since been scrapped, and now the owners of the Greenwich Shopping Park want to expand onto that site. Use Greenwich Council’s online … Continue reading

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Charlton Society AGM this Saturday – your society needs you!

It’s the AGM of the Charlton Society this Saturday at 2.30pm at Charlton House. I’ve been on the society’s committee for a year now, so I can’t really pretend to be unbiased over this one – come along, join up … Continue reading

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