‘Light up Charlton Park!’: Park users’ petition to Greenwich Council

Charlton Park’s skate park opened in October 2017

A petition asking Greenwich Council to install ‘low-level directed lighting’ around Charlton Park’s outdoor gym and skatepark has been launched by park users, including the Friends of Charlton Park, and Greenwich Skatepark Cooperative.

The groups “want the space to be used more inclusively in the evenings, by all park users, be it dog walkers, joggers, gym users, and skatepark users“. The petition points out that there is floodlighting for the nearby football pitches, but the skate park won’t be usable in the evenings once the clocks go back.

You can view and sign the petition here.

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Get Together for the Great Charlton Cake Off and more on 24 June

June’s here, which means ParksFest season has started across Greenwich borough. Charlton Park will host the Great Get Together on 24 June, with a range of entertainment including World Cup-themed live music and workshops from Global Fusion Music and Arts, the Great Charlton Cake Off with Greenwich Clandestine Cake Club, and well-being activities organised by the Big Red Bus Club.

For more information – including how to enter the Cake Off – see the Friends of Charlton Park’s website.

The event runs from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 24 June (so you can squeeze a couple of hours in before the England v Panama match).

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Love Charlton Park? Got an idea for it? Come to the Friends of Charlton Park AGM

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Before the snow: Remember when you could see the grass in Charlton Park?

The all-new Friends of Charlton Park have been in touch…

The first AGM of the new inclusive Friends of Charlton Park will take place on Wednesday 7th March at Charlton House (Old Library) at 8pm.

All welcome.

There’s a chance for everyone to join on the night. And we should be hearing from special guest Jackie Smith – Greenwich Council’s cabinet member for parks.

If you love the park – or have an idea to make it better (Parkrun, anyone?), go along – you’ll be made very welcome.

Meet the new Friends of Charlton Park on Wednesday 13 December

Charlton Park
Care for Charlton Park? Come to Charlton House on the 13th

A message in from the founders of a new Friends of Charlton Park group, who are meeting on Wednesday 13th December at Charlton House:

The council have asked local people to form a new and inclusive Friends of Charlton Park group.  A group that is open to all and includes runners, cricketers, footballers, coffee drinkers, horse riders, skateboarders, hikers, table tennis players, playground users, outboard gym frequenters, bird watchers and those that simply value Charlton Park.

We’re keen to hear and views and ideas and keen to get as many people as possible along to our next open public meeting on 13th December at 8pm at Charlton House.

You can find the Friends of Charlton Park on Twitter – @charltonfriends – and on Facebook.