Parksfest 2019 at Mycenae House this Sunday

Following on from June’s Charlton Park Parksfest, Mycenae House & Gardens hosts a Summer Sunday Extravaganza on the 28th of July, from 12pm to 5.30pm.

It’s the sixth time Friends of Mycenae Gardens has hosted a summer garden party and they promise a family friendly day with dance, theatre, arts & crafts, and a packed programme of workshops and activities.

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Organisations participating in the day include Emergency Exit Arts, JK Performing Arts, diddi dance, Theatretrain Greenwich, Tiptoes & Tappers, BoPeeps Preschool, Follies Face & Body Painting, Baby Sensory Greenwich, Toddler Sense Greenwich and Kerry on Dancing.

You can also hear live music from The Kimberleys, Roslyn Lloyd, Mary and The Lost, and Blackheath Centre for Singing, plus Morris dancing from Greenwich Morris Men.

See below for a video of last year’s event, and as with all Parksfest events, entry is free.

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Fancy a drink? Charlton station is getting a water fountain

The water fountain comes from a City Hall scheme

Commuters waiting for a bus outside Charlton station will soon be able to fill up from a water fountain.

The fountain, currently under wraps, is one of five in Greenwich borough funded through a scheme run by City Hall and Thames Water, aimed at people who carry their own bottles to cut plastic waste.

A total of 100 fountains will eventually be installed across London.

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Homes for hedgehogs: Charlton Park is getting a meadow

The field at the back of Charlton Park will be transformed into a meadow

Good news for wildlife lovers – and hedgehogs. Greenwich Council’s ward budget has found £3,775 to fund a scheme to plant a meadow at the back of Charlton Park, in a field that had been used by the King’s Troop following the Olympics.

The Friends of Charlton Park aims to “develop the former King’s Troop training ground into grassland habitat to preserve and increase the population of endangered species such as bats, stag beetles and hedgehogs.

It won’t happen straight away – a ecological survey needs to be carried out to see what kind of grass is suitable, and the whole project spans 10 years. But this neglected corner of the park will start to look very different in a few years’ time.

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