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South Thamesmead Neighbourhood Forum – 15 October 2015

Lesnes To Crossness The meeting opened with an update on the Lesnes to Crossness project by Tim Baker who is the Landscape Project Manager. Phase I is now complete and Phase II is underway. ¬†An initial plan has been created … Continue reading

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Our neighbours in Abbey Wood

There has been an active Facebook group for Thamesmead for some time, and despite referring to stage 3 in the title, it covers the goings on and memories of Thamesmead for all areas. You can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThamesmeadSE28/ Recently, … Continue reading

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South Thamesmead Neighbourhood Group discussion

Here are some updates gleaned from conversation at the South Thamesmead group. Lesnes to Crossness work to improve the route from the old abbey ruins through to the lake is ongoing and the pile of mud and rubble around the … Continue reading

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Peabody speak at the Thamesmead Community Voice meeting

I went along to the Thamesmead Community Voice meeting last Wednesday, and was surprised to find that it was entirely presented by Peabody. I took notes, which I’ll try to make some sense of below (it was the end of … Continue reading

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Girl injured on Yarnton Way

There was a road traffic accident today in the early afternoon on Yarnton Way. The details are sketchy with reports directly contradicting each other. At first it was reported as a young woman in her 20s being hit by a … Continue reading

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In The Grand Manner (part 1)

This, and the subsequent posts in the series, is a copy of an article printed in Country Life, June 19th, 1975. By reproducing it here I hope to bring a bit of history to a wider audience. The ownership and … Continue reading

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Transport – a bridge in Thamesmead?

Thamesmead has been in the news again recently with a lot of noise around the transport links and the reanimated plans for a road bridge. I’ve seen arguments for and against a road bridge and am largely undecided on whether … Continue reading

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Traffic and Travel

The people have voted and the winning entry for the decorative light sculpture to be installed at the roundabout on Harrow Manor Way is the peace sculpture. You can read about it here: http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17401 For some reason you can’t see … Continue reading

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Thamesmead Garden City?

An interesting blog post from Peabody over here: http://www.peabody.org.uk/news-views/chief-executives-blog/londons-garden-suburb-thamesmead As many know, Gallions has been taken over, merged, subsumed, or supplemented by Peabody recently, in the wake of accusations over bad internal policy and overblown staff payoffs. It’s quite a … Continue reading

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Another picture of Lakeside Medical Centre

Steve Peterson who I barely know at all, but interact with on the Thamesmead facebook group, saw the previous post in which I searched for a picture of the medical centre building and pointed me at another one which I … Continue reading

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