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About Sue Gay

Chair of the Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce, London SE10

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 a  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.



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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Try out the Jumble Trail this Weekend


Come together with your connumity this Sunday – 20 August 2017 – for the local Jumble Trail. People will be setting up stalls outside their houses from Annendale and Chevening Road right up to St John’s Church at the Royal Standard selling toys, pre-loved clothes, cakes, collectables, you name it!  Starting at 11am and finishing about 5pm, it should be fun.

For a map of the trail and those taking part visit: or even register your own stall. It’s also a great way to meet your neighbours.

My grandchildren and I will be opening up our garden at 79 Humber Road with loads of toys, books, games, furniture and bric-a-brac. Do come and see us and also if your a “Friend of the Pleasaunce” pick up another membership card for your 10% discount in the Cafe. We will be raising funds for a Drinking Fountain in our park.

Another date for the diary is Saturday 21st October when we will be holding the annual Trafalgar Day Service in the Pleasaunce at 12 noon. I will post more information nearer the date.

Sue Gay, Chair of the Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce

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We now have a Facebook page

Check out the latest pictures now on social media.

You can post pictures and see what other people are up to on our new Facebook page. Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce or FEGP will get you started.

There are some good pictures of everyone enjoying themselves last month at our annual Summer Festival. Weather was very good, the Pimms flowed, music played, the art tent was very interesting and the Meerkats were entertaining.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make it a great free day out for loads of people.

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Summer Festival 2017

As part of PARKSFest 2017, the Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce will be holding its 11th Summer Festival on Sunday 11th June 12-5pm.
A jam-packed afternoon of entertainment, stalls, activities and refreshments has been carefully organised to ensure that adults and children of all ages have a fantastic day out!
There will be an Art tent with an exhibition of paintings and old-fashioned printing by local artists; live jazz, folk and rock and roll music on stage; under 5s activities at The Bridge including face-painting, forest school activities, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle; as well as sports activities for older children; a dog show and a wide choice of refreshments.
There will be no entry charge and people are encouraged to bring a picnic, if the weather is kind, for a free open-air afternoon of entertainment!
Watch this space for further details nearer the date!
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Easter Egg Hunt in the Pleasaunce

We’re counting down the days now until our annual Easter Event in East Greenwich Pleasaunce on Sunday 2nd April between 1-4pm.  Please come along to The Bridge and celebrate with us!

The Bridge is in the South West corner adjacent to the cafe.

As has worked well in previous years, there will be a traditional egg hunt for the Under 5s within our secure grounds, looking lovely now Spring has arrived!  The Over 5s however will have to work a little harder to claim their Easter egg prize by solving a fun word challenge treasure hunt, with clues hidden all around the Pleasaunce!  There will be a small entry charge of £2 per child.

Alongside the egg and treasure hunt, there will be an Easter cake stall outside the centre, some egg-tastic craft activities with Julia from Creation Station, face painting with Aoife and a host of children’s games to enjoy, including lucky lollies, pin the treasure on the pirate map and hook a duck.

A great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and have fun with your family.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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