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Are you putting on an event in south-east London, or do you have a business that could do with more customers? We’re delighted to announce that as of today, you can now place an advertisement on The Charlton Champion.

We’re even more delighted to confirm that Flying Squirrel Furniture of east Greenwich is our first advertiser, so pop in and see what they’ve got on offer – they’re at 102 Woolwich Road, by the flyover, and tell them we said thank you.

Advertising with us is affordable. Our ads start at £10 for a week, a fraction of what you’d pay to appear in our printed competitors. The difference between us and them is that people choose to read us – in the first six months of 2019 alone, we’ve reached 75,000 readers, almost as many as in the whole of 2018.

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Your money is staying local – by advertising with us, you are helping secure the future of The Charlton Champion, which is published by Flyover Media, a Charlton-based community interest company providing independent local media in SE London.

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If you’ve a business, event or service in Charlton or the surrounding areas, find out more about advertising with us – or start building an advertisement right now.

If you’re not a business, why not suggest it to your local pub, shop or tradesperson? We’d also love your support via Patreon – we’re hugely grateful to the people who have signed up recently to support us with a monthly donation. We’re also looking into new ways for people to support us – more information soon.

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Parksfest 2019 in Charlton Park: What did you think?

Inclement weather was nowhere to be seen for Saturday’s Parksfest, with attendees soaking up the sun all afternoon. Face painting, drumming and skating were on offer – plus plenty of cake at the Great Charlton Cake Off stall.

Musical entertainment was provided by The Big Red Bus Club’s Baby Blues Choir, DJ Mikee C, Central Vibe and Ronnie Ripple and the RipChords, before Glenn Tilbrook closed the day’s events with a Squeeze filled set.

Saturday’s event was part of a wider series of Parksfest events run across Greenwich borough, and there are many more to come. Check out the Parksfest calendar for further details, and keep scrolling to see more from Saturday afternoon.

The skate park saw plenty of action…

The face-painting saw long queues….

And then there was the Great Charlton Cake Off….

You could try your luck on the wheel of fortune, or play crazy curling and basketball…

Ronnie Ripple & The RipChords played…

as did Glenn Tilbrook!

And here’s Glenn with his son Leon performing Squeeze’s Take Me, I’m Yours.

Now it’s all over, the Friends of Charlton Park team would like to know what you thought of the event. Please drop them a line at friendscharltonpark[at]gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

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Glenn Tilbrook to play free Parksfest show in Charlton Park

Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook is to play a free show at Parksfest in Charlton Park this Saturday, organisers have announced.

The Charlton-based musician is a late addition to a line-up which also includes his son, Leon. Other acts performing from 1-5pm will include the Baby Blues Choir, DJ Mikee C, Central Vibe and Ronnie Ripple and the RipChords.

It will also include community stalls and the Great Charlton Cake Off, a free, open-to-all baking competition. There will also be sports day games with prizes donated by Asda and Sainsbury’s.

The event is being held by the Friends of Charlton Park as part of Greenwich Council’s wider series of Parksfest events across the borough.

“I am so pleased that so many fantastic musicians, artists and local people will be volunteering their time to share their skills and talents within our lovely park community – there is still time to get involved by turning up and tuning in, or entering the amazing bake off,” said Annie Drewry, the chair of the Friends group.


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