Do you live, work, play or pray in Charlton Riverside? Help us to tell your story

The Charlton Riverside area is set to undergo a dramatic transformation in the coming years, which will see it turn from a historically industrial area to a new residential district. Planning applications are starting to come in for new housing developments at Anchor & Hope Lane, Herringham Road and on the old Siemens factory site.

The Charlton Champion is committed to reporting on these developments as well as the campaigns, controversies and issues surrounding the masterplan and planning process (you can see what we’re written about the area and these issues over recent years here).

But we believe there’s something important missing from the story that’s been told to date, and that’s the people who live and work in the area now, and the changes that the new developments are bringing to their lives.

We’d like to help tell the stories of the people who live, work, run businesses, go to church, visit for leisure, or spend time in the Charlton Riverside area for whatever reason. This could be something as simple some photos of you, your community, your colleagues or business, or a longer interview with you about your life in the area.

We can’t do this alone, and are very keen to speak to anyone who would like to help with this project: individuals, residents’ associations, community groups, councillors, or other groups with an interest in the area.

If you’d like to get involved in any way, or have a story, photo or idea you’d like to contribute, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with The Charlton Champion here or simply email us at charltonchampion.se7[@]gmail.com.

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