Three-year-old jet washer to be mothballed as part of Greenwich Council cuts

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A £31,000 jet-washing machine bought just three years ago with money from Transport for London is set to be taken out of regular use as part of a programme of austerity cuts. The machine was bought as part of a 18-month long, £6.5m programme to revamp Eltham High Street, which was funded by TfL and […]

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  • Dana Skelley OBE appointed the Brunel Museum’s new Chair of Trustees

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    Dana is a well-known figure in the world of London’s Infrastructure management – she is a Chartered civil engineer with a wealth of experience in rehabilitating London’s historic transport infrastructure. She has led the refurbishment of many of London’s Thames crossings including Bazalgette’s Battersea Bridge, Thomas Page’s Westminster Bridge and Sir Alexander Binnie’s Blackwall Tunnel. […]

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  • Ten years of documents dumped in Greenwich Council website purge

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    More than a decade of documents from Greenwich Council meetings have been dumped from the council’s website, making it harder for residents and researchers to search for why some of its most controversial decisions were made. Councils use specific systems to host documents and agendas about meetings and decision-making, usually allowing the use of RSS […]

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  • The Future of Craft Selects: Apply Now

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    The Future of Craft is excited to announce a new feature for 2020, supporting new and emerging talent during London Craft Week. The Future of Craft is a ground-breaking partnership led by Oxo Tower Wharf, in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons. A destination hub for London Craft Week, The Future of Craft’s inaugural show…

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  • 28-storey Deptford Creek tower backed by councillors despite lack of ‘affordable’ housing

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    Plans for a new 28-storey tower on the banks of Deptford Creek have been approved due to their “architecturally superior” design, amid concerns over its height and lack of “affordable” housing. The Edition Group’s full planning application for Ravensbourne Wharf, which includes 129 residential units as well as office and cafe space, was approved by […]

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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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  • Greenwich Ikea falls just short of ‘sustainable’ travel target

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    More people travel to east Greenwich’s controversial Ikea store by car than was forecast in its planning application five years ago, 853 can reveal. The Swedish furniture giant opened the doors of “its most sustainable store yet” in February. The application was waved through by councillors in May 2014, despite neighbours warning it would cause […]

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  • Park Life – some of our favourite things about the park

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    Mark Evison is Ally Pally’s Park Manager. Here he talks about some of his favourite things about the Park… I’ve been working here for 12 years and there’s been lots of changes to the park in that time. It’s always been loved, but now more and more people are discovering it. The biggest change in […]

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