Join a Charlton coronavirus community meeting: Make sure nobody gets left behind

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You can help the community in Charlton get through the pandemic

With coronavirus cases on the rise again, Greenwich Council’s public health team wants to know what it can do to support you and those you care about as the pandemic goes on.

The team are working their way through different parts of the borough holding community meetings. Everyone is at risk from Covid-19, but the risk is higher for some – such as those who live in deprivation, in dense housing, bedsits, people from black and minority ethnic groups.

Nobody knows this community like those who live here, and to make sure nobody is forgotten in Charlton, the team is inviting residents to a Zoom meeting on Wednesday morning to talk about what happened during the first wave of the virus, who missed out on help, and what can be done now to help people through the coming months.

Just as importantly, with social media spreading false claims about the virus, it is a chance to find out what is really happening with the pandemic.

Overall, the aim is to keep the spread of the virus as low as possible and to and help everyone stay protected.

The public health team have identified an area of Charlton they’re particularly interested in hearing from – see the map below.

Charlton health neighbourhood

The meeting is at 10am on Wednesday 28th October. All are welcome.

To find out how to take part, email kelly-ann.ibrahim[at]royalgreenwich.gov.uk and she’ll send you the Zoom link.


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Half-term ‘takeaway bags’ from Charlton Community Gardens

Charlton Park
Charlton Community Gardens’ community orchard is next to the Old Cottage Cafe

A message from CHARLTON COMMUNITY GARDENS…

Charlton Community Gardens are keeping in touch this autumn with a ‘Takeaway’ bag.

Children, with a little help, can enjoy these activities at home.

– Plant a bulb in a decorated jam jar
– Make and colour a Halloween mask
– Make a plastic flower to put in the jam jar
– Enjoy some quizzes and word searches

Collect your free bag from our Cafe Orchard (Community Orchard) – next to the Old Cottage Coffee Shop in Charlton Park on Thursday October 29th between 10.00 and 12.00. Children must bring an adult with them.

Please email us to book your bag – your child’s age and gender would be helpful: charltoncommunitygardens[at]gmail.com.


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Discover local history: Charlton Village street exhibition starts Saturday

Charlton Village 1970
Charlton Village in 1970. “The watchmaker, hairdresser and Fieldings before the cottages were demolished, the tree to the right still stands in Fairfield Grove”

From Saturday, the Charlton Society is hosting a street exhibition in The Village, with displays on 17 shops showing engravings and photographs of the village since 1775. If you can’t make Saturday, the exhibition will last until 27 November.

In addition, if you can spare time on a Friday afternoon, the society is hosting an open day on 30 October from 2pm to 4pm: “Members of The Charlton Society Committee will be in the Village outside The Village Green Grocers where they will hand out copies of a commemorative Year Book and a facsimile of Charlton Village and its Parks Walk, originally printed in 1984. We hope that Charlton Society members and residents will take the opportunity to walk around the Village and view the exhibition.”

Charlton 1775
A view from 1775, with St Luke’s Church on the left and the spire of Charlton House on the right

The society adds: “The Charlton Society has been operating virtually since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown and have produced this exhibition to highlight Charlton Village as a unique London village, thank our traders for supporting the community throughout the lockdown and demonstrate some of the activities that The Charlton Society has engaged in during its 50 years.

“The Charlton Society has been operating since 1969 in response to a growing concern at the level of modernisation that could threaten the special character of the Village. Never an enemy of necessary development The Charlton Society was established to awake interest in the special character of Charlton Village, to assess new developments with a view to bring the best to Charlton as a whole, to protect the neighbourhood from the excesses of development but support good design and improvement.”

The society has also been working on a “Save Our Village” action plan for the area. (See more information.)


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