This Sunday, 7th January will see the Wassail coming to the Pleasaunce for the fifth year running. It will kick off at 12 noon with mulled cider and music by Morrigan at 12.45pm. There will be stories from the Holly Man, aka Rich and a craft tent for children to make crowns run by Ruth from the Bridge.
The Sherington Community Choir will be singing and there will be a procession to toast the fruit trees in both of the Pleasaunce Orchards at 1 pm.
The Cafe will be the meeting point and there will be loads of tasty fare on offer to warm you up.
Singing for everyone
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.
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
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: jumbletrail.com/event/royalstandard 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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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.
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!
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!
On Sunday January 8th, the Wassail will be held in the Pleasaunce for the fourth year running. There will be hot, mulled cider and children’s activities, the Greenwich Morris Men will perform for us and we will bless the Fruit Trees in both little orchards with the help of PIP. Come along about 12 noon and enjoy some singing and chatting.
Also we would like to promote another activity put on by some Friends of the Pleasaunce at Mycenae House on January 6th. Being thespians, they were a great help to Father Christmas this year when he visited the Pleasaunce and we would like to show some support for a rendition of their 12th Night.
Perhaps we could have a screening in the Park in warmer weather.
The Bridge, will yet again be transformed into a Santa’s Grotto for its annual Christmas event on Sunday 4th December 1.30-4.30pm.
Father Christmas will be making his grand entrance at the Chevening Gate on a surprise mode of transport at 1.45pm and will be welcoming children into the Grotto from 2pm. Tickets available from 1.30.
Children will also be able to write a letter to Father Christmas and have their photo taken, as well as enjoying Christmas themed craft activities.
The Halstow Community choir will be carol singing around the Park at 3pm with song sheets for everyone to join in. Hot mulled wine and mince pies will help get you into the swing of things.
We look forward to seeing you all for some FREE Christmas entertainment.
Are you a regular in the Pleasaunce?
Have you just found it and would like to know more about what happens to make it such a special place?
Do you like the cafe? Any changes you would like to see?
Do you think dogs should be kept on the lead or do you enjoy walking your dog and letting them have a run?
What do you think of the events held in the Pleasaunce?
What about opening times; the dog free zone and the Forest School?
If you would like to have your say or just listen to others views come along to the Friends of the Pleasaunce Annual General Meeting.
It will be held on November 27 -Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm in the Bridge. (South side on the left). We have over 400 members and their families.
We are a small group on the committee and have been going 11 years now and could do with some fresh ideas.
Pick up a coffee in the cafe and join us for a chat about your park and find out a bit more about what the Friends do.
If you can’t make it and would like to put a question to the gathering, just email it to: email@example.com