Monday, 7 March 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

MARCH 2016

Dear All,

As your new Chair I would like to say “Hallo” and I hope you are well. I was Vice Chair for 2015.   Rita, our outgoing Chair, is now Vice Chair and continues to Chair the Social Committee.

Our Centenary Year was a great success.   The eleven events we hosted raised our profile in Eltham and helped us to form working relationships with other organisations and businesses.   We intend to continue looking outwards; we believe it adds depth to our community, thus benefiting us all. 

We would never have achieved this level of success without the help of our committee members and a number of other Estate residents. Thanks, therefore, to you all.

This year will be a little quieter but we will still be holding four events, the first of which will be our Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday 19th March.

Robert Ledgerwood


Family Fun

Saturday 19th March  2 – 4 p.m

Progress Hall

Admiral Seymour Road


Easter Hat Competition
Egg Hunt
Egg and Spoon Races
Face Painting
Craft Table
Stalls and refreshments

FREE ENTRY - Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.


This brass plaque is now on the wall inside the Progress Hall.   Simon Hughes, Conran Estate’s Managing Director, kindly agreed that his firm would pay for the preparatory work to turn our logo into a line drawing that was suitable for engraving.   Marc Cowcher of Munich Trophies, whose family are long-term residents here, manufactured both the plaque and the tree marker.    The tree itself was ceremoniously planted outside the Progress Hall by another long-term resident, Mrs. Dorothy Powell, on 24th October, 2015.  


The Hyde Group have recently introduced their Framework Agreements, under which businesses with a turnover of at least £1ml. per annum have been granted various maintenance contracts across all their properties.   As a result, Basham Property Services no longer maintain the communal front gardens on our Estate.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Basham for the manner in which his firm not only managed this high-visibility contract for a number of years, but rectified the sub-standard work of a contractor Hyde, at one time, appointed in his place.   We wish him and his firm all the best for the future and trust the newly-appointed contractors will maintain his high standards. 


The Greenwich Community Directory provides information about the whole range of services available in the Royal Borough.   These include help at home, health and wellbeing, supported living and housing, carers, benefits advice and training and employment.  It also enables people to pinpoint their nearest GP, dentist and pharmacy.

Residents may contact the Directory at or telephone 020 8921 2304. 

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