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Members also receive the Friends Newsletter, printed and sent out (or delivered - by Friends volunteers) 3 times a year. It presents the most relevant news items as well as details of forthcoming events. The front page of the most recent edition is on this website under Newsletter.
Planning Board Meeting
Planning Board Meeting
Greenwich Council's Planning Board is meeting on 12th February to take a decision on the GLA's application for a Fan Zone in Greenwich Park this summer. Many of our members are very concerned that an event of this nature should be planned to take place in the Park. We have lodged an objection on behalf of members which is available here.
This Planning Board meeting is open to the public and you may attend it. Our objections together with those of other societies and groups will be voiced at the meeting. A good attendance by local and concerned residents will show support for our issues.
• Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington Street, SE18 6PW
• 12th February 2020
Woolwich Town Hall is within easy walking distance of Woolwich Arsenal rail station and accessible by a number of bus routes.
Committee members together with representatives of the other local societies and organisations will also be attending and intend to speak.
You do not have to register with the council if you wish to attend but, if you wish to speak, you do need to notify one of the clerks in advance - Jean Riddler (020 8921 5857) or Gurdeep Senmi (020 8921 5134)
Greenwich Park Revealed – successful National Lottery grant application
Great news for the New Year. The Round 2 grant application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been successful. The award of £4.5 million will be supplemented by The Royal Parks and other funding partners to a total investment of £10 million.
We congratulate Graham Dear, Park Manager, and all others who have contributed to the success of this project and we are delighted that their hard work over the past three years has been rewarded. To see further information about this from The Royal Parks press release click here
The next stage will be the consideration of the planning application for the project by Royal Greenwich Borough Council, which has now been submitted. We will keep you updated on progress.
Walking Groups in The Park
Information on this year’s walking groups in The Park.
Meet Pascal and Iain at 10am on Saturday outside the Greenwich Park office, Blackheath Gate, Charlton Way SE10 8QY. A variety of routes, all on good paths, some have steep slopes ....all have fantastic views! Walk for about an hour and have a coffee at the end.
If possible, please register before your first walk but you can just turn up on the day. For more info please contact Pascal 07905 763 248, firstname.lastname@example.org or Iain on imacdowall@aol.
Men’s Health Walk
Join Chris and Chris from Greenwich Get Walking for a free health walk around the Park.
Meet at Pavillion Cafe in Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, Greenwich, SE10 8QY
Every Thursday 10:30-12:00pm
Mummy Walk and Talk
A free social walking group for Mums and Mums to be looking for fresh air, exercise and company.
Meet Angela and Denise at the Pavillion Cafe in Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, Greenwich, SE10 8QY
Every Thursday 11:20-12:20pm
EURO 2020 Fanzone Planning Application
The Greater London Authority have submitted a planning application. to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for "Temporary change of use and associated works to create a Fan Zone for the screening of football matches and hosting community events during the Euro 2020 Tournament" (Reference 19/3497/F)
On 3 December 2019, we submitted our response.
Bird Watching for Beginners-But Experts welcome.
The Friends are pleased to announce that Julia Holland has offered to lead the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. They will start at 8.30am and she will help the guests to identify the birds that are seen or heard. Next walk on 24th November.
Dates will be publicised by poster and on the Friends of Greenwich Park website.
There are no charges and booking is not required: just turn up at the Blackheath Gate. If at all possible, please bring along binoculars because this will improve your experience enormously.
UEFA EURO 2020 Fanzone
Public Consultation Session on Monday 18 November 2pm – 8pm.
Local Residents in the areas surrounding Greenwich Park have been sent a letter from the GLA with more information about the event and inviting them to a further consultation drop-in session on 18 November from 2pm to 8pm. A wider catchment area has been covered than previously. This time the session will take place in The Dreadnought Building, the Greenwich Students’ Union building which is situated in the Greenwich University campus to the southwest of the Old Royal Naval College site. Representatives from the GLA and Loudsound, the company contracted to manage the event, and other representatives will be on hand to deal with specific queries. Do attend if you are interested.