Monday, 21 August 2017

August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017

Dear Fellow Residents

We’ve had an almost idyllic summer with high temperatures being recorded throughout the country.
We would like to thank everyone who expressed an interest in the positions advertised in our last newsletter and we welcome Jimmie Green who will be monitoring planning applications, Kirsty McGrath who will be producing our newsletter and Philippa Stone who has a wealth of experience working with committees.

Consultation regarding the closure of Eltham Police Station
As you may be aware the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has recently announced plans to close a number of police stations in London, which would include Eltham Police Station.
If the closure goes ahead as planned our closest manned police station would be in Plumstead.
You can respond to the consultation directly at
You can respond until the 6th October.

Book Launch

We are pleased to say that our book “The Origins and Evolution of the Progress Estate” is now available. The cover price of £13.95 includes free delivery by second-class mail to addresses in the UK. 

However, each household on the Estate may buy one copy for £10 and people living elsewhere in SE9 may do so for £12.  
To order your copy, please provide us with your name, address and phone number either by email to or by calling or sending a text to 07962 877389.

The book chronicles how the Progress Estate is a pre-eminent example of the development of garden suburbs in south-east London, explaining the Estate’s non-symmetrical outline. 
The book also describes the considerable damage wrought to the Estate in aerial attacks during the Second World War and the process by which houses were repaired or rebuilt in their original style.

Contact the Elderly

Charity urgently appeals for volunteers to help ‘Drive away’ loneliness among older people in Greenwich Borough
Contact the Elderly are an organisation who offer a lifeline of friendship to thousands of people aged 75 or over by organising free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups within local communities.

Contact the Elderly are urgently appealing for volunteers living in the Greenwich Borough to spare just a few hours each month to drive one or two older people to a local tea party and enjoy a cuppa and a cake themselves!
If you would like to find out more information about volunteering your services or if you know of someone who would benefit from coming along to a tea party please contact Rachel Mentally, Support Officer for Greenwich on 0207 881 2369 or by email

Irish Community Services
Advice and Advocacy 
Drop in Surgeries

Are you a Hyde Housing Tenant? Are you 60 years or older? Pop into our drop in Advice Surgeries for help, advice or support with any of the following - welfare benefits, disability benefits, pension checks, housing advice and help with completing forms.

Every 2nd and 4th Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm in the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, SE9 1SL
For queries please call the Office at 0208 854 4466.

Up-Coming Events

Family Funday
Well Hall Pleasaunce are having a family funday on Sunday 3rd September 10am to 5pm. It’s free entry with live entertainment, stalls and exotic animals!

Open House London and Autumn festival
Severndroog Castle will be opening its doors free during the Open House London Day and Autumn Festival on Sunday 17th September between 11am and 4pm. There will also be food stalls, activities and music. 

Making Progress is published by the Progress Residents Association.
It is printed on their behalf by:

David Evans Property Services,
The Progress Estate Experts
0208 8859 5331

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