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About Sue Gay

Chair of the Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce, London SE10

Springtime Fun Day

With Christmas behind us, here at the Bridge we really just cannot wait for Spring. So much so, we’ve dedicated a whole new event to it’s arrival…On Saturday 23rd March, we will be hosting Springtime at The Bridge.

It will include our much loved Easter egg hunt and trail but also, Mother’s Day gift making, seed planting and pot decorating, market stalls and face painting. We want our events to cater for everyone so entrance to the event is FREE (there will be a small charge for the egg hunt/trail).

As usual, the under 5s will take place in The Bridge itself and the over 5s trail will take place in the Pleasaunce.

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Mulching the trees

PIP, Planting in the Pleasaunce have been busy mulching our fruit trees in both the orchards.

Seen here are:  Ian, Cathy, Anne, Martin and Richard busy at work. They will be sowing some wild flower seed soon under the trees.

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Drinking Fountain get the go ahead

The grant which the Friends of the Pleasaunce have applied for to put in a Drinking Fountain has got approval from Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund.

We are really pleased with this result and would like to thank all those who took part in the public vote and helped to organise this project.

We are hoping that as soon as the money is transferred across that we can begin the process of installing the fountain along side the table tennis so that the we can reuse the pipes that were installed when the cafe was plumbed in.

It will also be handy there for the youngsters from Halstow School who do their mile a day run around the park and for dog owners as it also has a bowl for water for dogs.

 

 

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Drinking Fountain needs your vote

We are very pleased to inform you that the Friends proposal for a Drinking Fountain in the Pleasaunce has been shortlisted for a Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund grant. It will now proceed to the next round – A public vote.

The Public Vote will run until 20th January 2019. Please don’t forget to vote if you would like to support this project. The fountain is for people but also has a special bowl for dogs and other animals as well.

Residents will be able to vote for their favourite proposal online ahttps://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/growthfund  or in person at the main library in the Greenwich Centre, You will find forms there to hand in.

We are in neighbourhood area TWO: Blackheath Westcombe, Greenwich West and Peninsula and our proposal is for “A Drinking Fountain in the Pleasaunce”

Please pass this information on to interested people living in the area, especially those at Halstow School who do their Mile a Day around the park!

Pictured is a similar drinking fountain installed at Shrewsbury Park which is vandal and weather proof.

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Please vote for our Drinking Fountain

We are pleased to inform you that our proposal for a Drinking Fountain has been shortlisted for a Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund grant. It will now proceed to the next round which is – A Public Vote – having got through the first two rounds.

The Public Vote will run until 20th January 2019. Please don’t forget to vote if you would like to support this project. The fountain is for people young and old and and has a special dog bowl as well.  It will be situated, if successful, near the table tennis and it is vandal and weather proof.

Residents will be able to vote for their favourite proposal online ahttps://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/growthfund  or in person at the main library in the Greenwich Centre. We are in neighbourhood area two: Blackheath Westcombe, Greenwich West and Peninsula Wards and our proposal is for a “Drinking Fountain in the Pleasaunce”

 

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A similar fountain in Shrewsbury Hill park installed recently. 

 

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Trafalgar Day Service 2018

To celebrate Trafalgar Day this year the service will be held in front of the memorial wall plaque on Saturday 20th October at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served at Christchurch afterwards.

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Summer Festival

Sunday June 10th is our Summer Festival running from 12 noon to 5pm. There will be live music all afternoon, a great art exhibition – even bigger this year, a live rocket show, sports and children activities.

There will be loads of things to see in the dog free zone while up at the Bridge there will be lots of activities for the under 5s. The bar will be serving craft beers and ciders from The Alehouse while the Pleasaunce Bar will have Pimms, Pleasaunce Punch and a selection of wines and soft drinks. Home made cakes and a fresh cup of tea and coffee can be enjoyed from the pupils of John Road School doing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

If you have some time to spare to help out on the day please click here

 

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Easter Egg Hunt – 18 March

This Sunday, 18th March, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Pleasaunce. It is being organised by the Bridge and the Friends of the Pleasaunce and will be held from 2.30 to 4.30pm.

There will be separate trails for the under 5s and over 5s with cakes, games, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny – so lots of fun to be had.

 

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Easter Food

Chicks galour

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Christmas Festive Fun

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday 3rd December we will be having our FREE Christmas Party in the Pleasaunce. It will be held at the Bridge and will run from 1.30 to 4.30 pm.

Santa will arrive at 1.45 at the main entrance,  WONDER how he will arrive this year? Be outside the gates if you would like to see him glide in. Children can then meet him in his Grotto from 2pm (no fee) until 4.30 pm.

You can also sing Christmas Carols along with the Halstow Community Choir at 3pm.

The Friends will be selling Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Hot Drinks and Christmas type cakes from 1.30 pm and there is a great Raffle with some lovely Hampers and gifts to be won.

The Friends of the Pleasaunce and the Bridge hope to see you there on Sunday.

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Trafalgar Day remembered

The Trafalgar Day Act of Remembrance in the East Greenwich Pleasaunce will take place  on Saturday 21st October at 12 noon. We will meet as last year just inside the Pleasaunce near the Chevening Road, SE10, entrance. If you a member of the Friends of the Pleasaunce you are invited back to Christ Church, East Greenwich for a buffet lunch.   The Act of Remembrance is of course open to the general public.

11.45 Band plays
12.00 Service commences: Inspection of Cadets by the Mayor, followed by hymns, readings, prayers & laying of wreaths. A service booklet will be available.
12.45 approx. Move to Christ Church, Trafalgar Road, SE10 9EQ, if you wish to have lunch 13.00-14.00 approx. Buffet lunch

For further information please contact the Revd Dr John Philpott-Howard, assistant priest at Christ Church on : 077899 85415

 

 

 

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