Council housing block and Bull pub set to go for Woolwich leisure centre

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A block of council housing is set for demolition as part of plans for a new leisure centre in Woolwich on the site of the current Wilko store. Greenwich Council’s cabinet will decide on Wednesday whether to flatten Troy House, which houses over-55s, as part of the scheme which will see the Waterfront Leisure Centre […]

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  • Latest plan for housing at Greenwich’s Vanbrugh pub thrown out

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    The latest plan to build housing behind one of Greenwich’s best-loved pubs has been thrown out by council officers. A developer, Hamna Wakaf Ltd, wanted permission to build a three-storey property on land between the beer garden of The Vanbrugh pub and Vanbrugh Hill. Developers have made several attempts to build on the land since […]

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  • TfL releases Charlton and Woolwich cycleway proposals – but no firm plans for Greenwich yet

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    Transport for London has revealed the first phase of its plans to create a segregated cycleway along the Woolwich Road – but only on the dual carriageway between Charlton and Woolwich. Greenwich, Charlton and Woolwich were due to be linked by Cycleway 4 when proposals were first unveiled under the mayoralty of Boris Johnson. However, […]

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  • Thanks a million for your support: 853’s top stories of 2019

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    It’s been a busy 2019 for 853 – and you, our reader, made it happen. Site editor DARRYL CHAMBERLAIN gives an update on how the site is going a the end of another year… That’s another year done. Scarily, another decade done, too. It is 10 years since I first went to a Greenwich Council […]

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  • Vote for Brunel as the Art Fund’s 2019 favourite work of art

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    Vote before 11 December for our Brunel in Chains photograph as the Art Fund’s favourite work of art of 2019, and you could win a National Art Pass! The Art Fund are looking for the public’s favourite work of art among all those they helped museums and galleries across the UK to acquire in 2019. […]

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  • 24 Hour Row raising money for the challenge of a lifetime, hosted by the River & Rowing Museum

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    On 25 January 2020, 14 teams who are taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Campaign 2020, will be heading to the home of rowing in the UK, the River & Rowing Museum in Henley, to complete a 24 hour rowing challenge to raise money for each of their chosen charities. The teams will beRead More

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    On 25 January 2020, 14 teams who are taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Campaign 2020, will be heading to the home of rowing in the UK, the River & Rowing Museum in Henley, to complete a 24 hour rowing challenge to raise money for each of their chosen charities. The teams will beRead More

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