Vote Valley Grove Growers! Help create a new community garden in Charlton

Valley Grove estate

Residents of the Valley Grove Estate are working on plans to create a new community garden on the disused land above, and are asking for your help to secure funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Organiser Karin Tucker tells us: “It is a project aimed at improving social involvement by growing our own vegetables, herbs and flowers. We have been successful in our application and now need people to vote for us in order to get either £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000!”. Voting is from 27 February until 6th March at local branches of Tesco, including Woolwich, Greenwich, Plumstead, Eltham, Deptford and Thamesmead.

Karin explains: “When you make a purchase you will be given a token at the till and there will be three projects to vote for.  Ours is called ‘Valley Grove’.

You can find the Valley Grove Estate Residents Group on Twitter: @ValleyGroveRes1.


Second open meeting for Charlton’s community garden

After a successful meeting back in February, plans for a community garden on Highcombe continue to gather pace.

A steering group has been formed that meet regularly and they’ve just announced their second open meeting.

It”ll be taking place at 8pm on Thursday 10th May at Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue.

That evening they’ll be updating people with details on how they’re negotiating for the land, what the group’s constitution will be and what funding they have applied for.

They’re also urging people to bring spare seeds, seedlings or plants to swap with your neighbours. As well as announcing an edible window box competition to be judged in late summer.

If you need more details then you can email Judy at[at]