Sunday, 22 May 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016

Dear All,

The Easter Eggstravaganza was a great success and we all enjoyed the afternoon. We would like to thank Mrs. Judy Smith for judging the Easter Hat Competition.

Our first event this summer is a Race Night, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It is being held in conjunction with the Irish Community Services who provide weekly lunches for the over 55’s in the Progress Hall each Thursday.

The second is our Summer Fete on Lovelace Green, being held this year in conjunction with the Greenwich Heritage Centre who will be displaying their mobile exhibition Here Come the Girls: Women in Wartime 1915-18.   This features actors taking on the roles of families living on our Estate during the war, munition workers at the Royal Arsenal and Voluntary nurses.   Come along with your family between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, 13th August.   Picnics welcome.

Robert Ledgerwood


A race night
on saturday 11th june 
from 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Progress Hall

Admiral Seymour Road SE9 1SL

TICKETS £12.50

Tea, coffee and cake on sale. 
Otherwise, bring your own drink and glasses.

For tickets, please email
or call 07599 610262


As said in the Chair’s letter, and following the success of 2015’s event, we will be holding our 2016 Summer Fete on Lovelace Green from 11am and 4pm on Saturday, 13th August.    

We welcome businesses large and small and voluntary organisations.   There will be musical entertainment throughout the day as well as the Greenwich Heritage Centre’s First World War touring show Here Come the Girls: Women in Wartime 1915-18. 

To book a stall, please write to
or call 07947 043479. 


We launched our Trusted Tradesmen initiative just over three years ago, since when the number of people on the list has increased to over thirty.   Between them, they cover just about every skill one might need around the home, including architecture, carpet cleaning and the home-delivery of fresh vegetables. 

The important difference between our list and most others is twofold.   Firstly, people are only included once they have worked for someone living in our Conservation Area.   

Secondly, that person must have confirmed they will provide references to other residents, if asked.    (References are via the Residents Association so referees may protect their anonymity if they so choose).

Anecdotally, we understand a number of residents have had work done by people on the list.   We are now be very interested in receiving as much feedback as possible, so if you would like to provide yours please write to committee member Rui Dias at

If you are unfamiliar with Trusted Tradesmen, please go to our website, and, down the right-hand side under Navigation, click on ‘Trade Directory’ or click here.   You never know when it might come in handy!


We are holding a number of events this year and would appreciate any unwanted gifts as prizes for our raffles. 

If you have any and would like to donate them, please contact the Chair of our Social Group, Rita Billinghurst (email or telephone 07947 043479).   


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