Support your local Shop
Have you visited our local butcher Dave Oakham in Muirkirk Road and placed your order for your Christmas Turkey?Dave is an excellent butcher supplying good quality meat .He will deliver to your door. He has just resurrected an old fashioned delivery bike so watch out for either him or Mick pedaling around the area!
Starting from December 1st Residents in the Culverley Green Area will be having their very own Advent Calendar. There will be 24 Houses taking place as Christmas gets nearer there will be a new illustrated and lit window for each day.
Well done to Martha for her hard work in getting the parade organized. It was brilliant such a success. Everyone I spoke to was full of enthusiasm for it. Many thanks to you Martha
Don't forget the Lantern Parade takes Place tomorrow November 19th starting from Sandhurst Primary at 16:30 meet up there at 15:50. There is a work shop taking place at the school from 11:30 to 2:30. Once the parade gets going it will go through Minard rd turn into Dowanhill then turn into Torridon turn into Braidwood and walk down the hill into Penberth into Thornsbeach into Bargery into Penerley and arrive at Rushey Green Primary. Do try and make it!
Many thanks to Martha for getting this off the ground
Catford Arts Trail
Did you manage to get to the Arts Trail today? If not do try and go it is well worth doing so. There is still plenty of time tomorrow and next weekend. Congratulations to Wendy and the team for organising it.
This Saturday September 17th we are having another Yard Sale in the area. Why not take the opportunity to get rid of some unwanted clutter and join in. Maybe someone else in your road would like to join up with you. Should you be interested get intouch with us using the email address and someone will get in touch with you giving you the details
There is an idea put forward by some residents that if the litter bins were removed dumping would improve as the bins encourage dumping
However others feel that this is not the case
Dumping tends to happen where there is low visibility from buildings and poor circulation of people at night. Good examples of this are at the top of Inchmery Road behind the Co-op where there is easy access for a vehicle to draw up and dump.
The long stretches of Penerley road which face on to the side walls of gardens
The Roads butting on to St Fillians. None of these have a public bin in view.
The belief is the link is that all these places are out of public view not their proximity to a public bin
If there were no bins where would the litter go that at the moment is actually put in the bins Would there be more litter blowing around the streets?
What is your view
Warning on Cold Callers
One of our residents sent me a warning over cold callers so please be careful when opening the door to so called builders The email stated
"just had two young men come to the door saying they had had a call from rate a tradesman for a slipped tile on the roof, but they weren't sure of the house number. I said it wasnt me, they then pointed it out on a pinpoint on google maps that it could be my house and said I did actually have a slipped tile. I just said no. But they were just a little odd, asking if i owned the house. It may be nothing they did have a van and ladder. But why would they not have a phone number of whoever called them?
Just thought I would let you know in case anyone else reports similar. "
Please be careful when faced with this sort of situation do not agree to have any work done by cold callers always check and alert the SNT if you are at all concerned
Many thanks to all who came to the Green today. I was good to see Heidi and Eva there.Especial thanks to the hard working committee who yet again came up trumps!
Don't forget it is our annual celebration of London Squares. We will be on The Green tomorrow. Entrance is free. We will have local honey on sale together with preserves, homemade cakes and a variety of crafts. There will be locally grown plants, childrens activities and music. There will be tickets available to purchase for other gardens should you wish to do so.
Squares Day June 18th
Keep this date in your diary. We will be having the usual stalls and entertainments. Homemade cakes, preserves, plants,etc. Music will be provided by Music students from Trinity
I know that many people have been disturbed by some very noisy parties in the area. Two Saturdays in a row!CGRA has been in contact with our councillors over this matter and the noise abbatment team. Unfortunately this team no longer give an out of hours service. The advice is to ring 101. Given the level of noise residents have had to suffer the police are aware of the matter and are patroling the area. If you wish you may want to write to the council and ask how reasonable it is to disband the out of hours team, given that most parties happen at the weekend and during the night
AGM April 21st
Just a quick reminder that we will be holding our AGM on Thursday April 21st at Hartley Hall at 7:30. All three Councillors will be there. Our MP Heidi Alexander will also be there. If there is an issue you would like raised please let me know by email or by using comment facility here.
Catford Constitutional 1st April - April 3rd