A piece of Charlton scrubland currently used for dumping litter could be turned into a community garden. Charlton resident, Judy Wolfram, has set her sights on the land behind Our Lady of Grace School and opposite Highcombe allotments.
Anyone interested in hearing more about the proposal should go to the open meeting on Monday 6th February at St Richard’s Hall in Swallowfield Road at 7.30pm.
The land was once the playing field for the old St Austin’s school, which became Christ the King sixth form college, before it moved to Lewisham in the early 1990s. The school site was sold for housing, but the old playing field is owned by the Catholic Diocesan Board for Education and has stood empty for nearly 20 years.
Judy hopes that an interim committee can be established at this meeting that can begin the task of obtaining the land.
People will also be welcome to share their visions for the space and discuss what features the garden should have. They’ll be looking at what start-up costs are needed and the level of security required.
So, if you can give up a little time or just excited at the prospect of a community garden – pop along.