Monday, March 13, 2017

Ha'Penny Hatch Path Threat

Crossfields residents who use the Ha’Penny Hatch Bridge to Greenwich may know that our old friends at Thames Tideway – builders of the £4.2bn super sewer folly – plan to divert the approach to the bridge from the Greenwich side onto a path close to the railway arches.

With the building work now underway it is plain to see that the new route will be a fraction of the width of the old, and surrounded by high concrete walls and sound proofing hoardings.  It seems likely to be deeply unpleasant and too narrow to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.  Which is, of course, quite a problem when it is in fact an official cycle route (Quietway 1).  

Local campaigners have urged residents to complain to Tideway NOW – before it is too late – to widen the route. Go and take a look for yourselves and email with your views.

UPDATE 14/03/17: STOP THIS !!!! WORK CONTINUES ON RAPE ALLEY !!! This is for 5 years!!!

Email/tweet/message TfL, Tideway and Royal Borough of Greenwich about Rape Alley!!!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Find out what's happening with the old Tidemill school redevelopment this Saturday

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The group objecting to the Council's plans for the old Tidemill school site will be opening the old Tidemill garden tomorrow (entrance via Reginald Road) between 11am–3pm. At the same time, they'll also be at Deptford Lounge where you can find out what's been happening with the site since the planning application was deferred last September.  

The 'deferral' means the plans are merely on hold while the developer and the Council clarify a few things – such as the pitiful amount of affordable housing on offer, and the reasons behind demolishing 30 homes, as well as the beautiful old school nature garden in its entirety. These questions have still not been answered by the Council or its development partners, but the Council is keen to proceed regardless.

If you're out shopping, pop by the Lounge and hear what's still at stake and under threat, how it could affect YOU as a local resident and how you can and should have a say in what happens.

If you're a flat dweller who fancies doing a bit of gardening, the Old Tidemill Garden is a great place to do it now the days are getting warmer! Meet some like-minded green-fingered people who love Deptford's trees and green spaces. Kids welcome, of course!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Crossfields to lose more trees

Thames Water subsidiary, Thames Tideway, has confirmed that they intend to cut down the trees at Crossfields Green from 16 January 2017. In all 44 trees will be cut down on the green and another on Deptford Church Street itself.
See the Don't Dump on Deptford's Heart website for details.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Some radical thinking for Crossfields Green?

Crossfields Green (opposite the estate, next to St Paul's church) will be completely dug up next year while they build the supersewer. It'll mean many years of disruption in that area. The good news, however, is that they're now planning what it will be like when it's finished.  A couple of us have thrown a few wild ideas into the hat to get you thinking. Please have a look at them here and tell us - and the planners - what you think.

Friday, December 2, 2016