Author Archives: Darryl

About Darryl

Journalist, SE Londoner.

Does Charlton need a regeneration plan?

Charlton resident Chris Seaden – who is part of the Charlton Parkside Community Hub – has emailed one of Greenwich Council’s cabinet members about the future of the area, and shared it on social media for everyone to see. I … Continue reading

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Charlton pubwatch: White Swan closes and staff move to the Bugle Horn

The tale of Charlton village’s two pubs has taken another twist, as the staff running the White Swan appear to have decamped to the Bugle Horn, which lost its new management this week after their own bosses declined to pay … Continue reading

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Charlton’s Bugle Horn pub revamp ends after £30,000 cellar bill

Plans to revive Charlton Village’s Bugle Horn pub have ground to a halt after the leaseholders declined to pay a £30,000 to repair vital equipment in its cellar. The pub, which has been put up for sale by Punch Taverns, … Continue reading

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Fix the 53: Greenwich councillors turn bus motion into political squabble

Greenwich councillors passed a motion last night calling on Transport for London to restore the 53 bus service to Whitehall – but added digs at Tory mayor Boris Johnson at the same time. The bus has been running short from … Continue reading

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Charlton Sainsbury’s: First look inside the brand new store

Some local blogs do the opening of new pop-up boutique vintage street food cat cafes. In Charlton, we get to do whacking great supermarkets. 16 years ago, Jamie Oliver opened the “eco” Sainsbury’s at east Greenwich. That store closed without … Continue reading

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Charlton’s White Swan shuts its doors as property developer Mendoza takes charge

5.20pm update: The plot thickens as we’re hearing the pub has opened its doors again… read on for how things stood this morning. The White Swan pub in Charlton Village has closed, possibly for the last time, after its tenants … Continue reading

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Huge Charlton Sainsbury’s sign refused permission, huge Charlton Sainsbury’s sign appears anyway

A week to go until the new Charlton Sainsbury’s opens (9am on Wednesday 24 June, with M&S due to follow three weeks later), but there had been a set-back for the supermarket – Greenwich Council refused plans to stick a … Continue reading

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