Charles Medhurst, below, officially opened the Drinking Fountain last week just in time for the summer weather. It has been very well used since, both by us and our four legged friends. It’s going to save a lot of plastic cups being blown around the park and hopefully keep us all quenched. You can fill up your bottles on the far side where the dog bowl is.
Charles, who many of you will know well, had just returned from the 75 Voyage of Remembrance, on board The Boudicca. He was wearing the medals presented to him by the British and French Governments and gave us some very moving words before cutting the blue ribbon. A welcome glass of fizz or orange was on hand to toast both Charles and the fountain.
Your presence would be very welcome tomorrow in the Pleasaunce at 11am, Saturday 15 June, when Charles Medhurst will open the new Drinking Fountain. It has now been installed beside the table tennis just ready for the start of Summer.
We are hoping that it may help with the fight against single use plastic bottles and cups and give thirsty people, dogs and wild life easy access to water at all times.
It was paid for by a Growth Fund Grant, which we were successful in gaining last year thanks to your votes, and match funded by the Friends of the Pleasaunce.
Do hope you can join us at the cafe afterwards
This Sunday, 9th June will be our 13th Summer Festival and there will be loads going on in the Pleasaunce for you to enjoy. AND its FREE
Starting at 12 noon, small children will be entertained at the Bridge and there will be a barrow sale down the main avenue. ProInfinity are holding loads of sporting events all afternoon and there will be a buzz around the Art Tent. Live music from 1.30 will include the Halstow Community Choir, a Jazz Quintet, Rock Band and loads of local talent playing all afternoon.
The Ale House has a great selection of craft beers and ciders and the bar will be serving Pimms and wines. Halstow School will be running the Refreshment Marquee so drop in there for a tea or browse the Book Stall for a bargain.
Come and see us in the Membership Tent if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the park, pick up a new membership card for a discount in the cafe or collect a copy of the tree trail and see how many of the trees in the park you can spot.
Up in the cafe area as well as loads of yummy food there will be performance with a difference from Emerging Exit Arts during the afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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 at https://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.
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 at https://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”
A similar fountain in Shrewsbury Hill park installed recently.
The Last Post rings out
To attention before the plaque
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.
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