Monthly Archives: March 2011

Charlton misses out on Countdown bus stops

Many Charlton bus users will lose out when Transport for London starts to replace its Countdown screens at bus stops across the capital. The current system, which dates back to the 1980s, is being replaced with a new one based … Continue reading

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Heated pool for Charlton Lido, but no swimming this summer

Charlton Lido’s future is looking brighter after Greenwich Leisure Limited took on its lease in a deal which took effect on Wednesday evening. GLL, which runs Greenwich Council’s leisure facilities as well as scores of others around London, took on … Continue reading

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Japan earthquake fundraiser at Charlton House

There’s a thriving Japanese language school in the upstairs rooms at Charlton House. Ever wanted to learn Japanese? You can give it a try there for free, since it has students learning how to teach it as a second language. … Continue reading

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Charlton voices: Linzi Kinghorn

A new, regular writer has joined the Charlton Champion team – journalism student Linzi Kinghorn. Originally from Dorset, she moved to Charlton from north London a month ago and has been busy finding out about the area ever since. She’ll … Continue reading

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What happened to the Bramshot Avenue shops?

Charlton Champion reader Boneyboy has a question I’ve been pondering too. Does anyone know whether there are plans for the two vacant shops/takeaways in the part of Bramshot Avenue to the west of Eastcombe Avenue? There is some sign of … Continue reading

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Will the White Swan fly again?

The White Swan in Charlton Village is closing tomorrow for a refurbishment, and not opening its doors again until 21 April. The pub’s now changed hands since the spell last year when a new manager tried to drag it up … Continue reading

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Could Maryon Wilson animal park move to Thamesmead?

Matt Clinch, presenter and producer of Greenwich borough news podcast In The Meantime, gives his take on the latest developments surrounding the Maryon Wilson Park animal centre. I thought I’d give an update on the budget cut affecting Maryon Wilson … Continue reading

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