Thursday, 8 August 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019

Letter from the outgoing editor 
Dear All,

It has been eventful 2019 so far for the Progress Estate Residents Association. We said goodbye to two of our longstanding members, Keith and Rita Billinghurst, along with Philippa Stone. However, our numbers have continued to grow as we welcomed new members; Zoe Wilson, Francis Reynolds and Mosa Pan. We continue to hear from other residents keen to support the association and its aims.
When I took on the editorship of the newsletter in August 2017, I did so with a view to get to know the estate and the association better as I was relatively new to the area. It has been a great way to meet other residents whether it has been through delivering newsletters or at the events the association has run.
I wish Zoe, the new editor, all the best with the role and I look forward to seeing the next edition in November! Kirsty McGrathNewsletter Editor

Afternoon tea with Contact the Elderly
On Sunday 30th June, we worked alongside Contact the Elderly to welcome some of our local, elderly residents to lunch at the Progress Hall. With help from Morrison’s of Welling who generously provided us with £20 towards the cost of food, the event was a great success. We were able to put on a tasty spread of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and some homemade delights. 

Our special guests also took part in a raffle. Fuelled by a profuse amount of tea, the winners were able to take home a range of treats to brighten their homes and put a smile on their faces. 

The afternoon gave us all the opportunity to spend time with, have fun, and give back to some of the older members of our community.

Contact the Elderly are looking for volunteer drivers and volunteer group coordinators across Greenwich to drive and organise their monthly tea parties for local older guests.

If you would like to get involved and help out, please find more information and an application form online at or call 02072400630.

We want you...
To get in touch with us to let us know what you would like us to be doing for you. 
Whether you; have a recommendation for our tradesman database, an idea for a residents event, feedback about the newsletter or our previous events then we want to hear from you.

You can contact us via email on, you can leave a voicemail or text at 07852 888992.

Do you know?
That we have a facebook page, take a look at

There is also a public progress estate parents group, join the group at

Making Progress is published by the Progress Residents Association.
It is printed on their behalf by:
22 Well Hall Road, Eltham, SE9 6SF
020 8859 3033 

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