Greenwich Society Challenges and Achievements

Greenwich Society Achievements

  • Since 2001 our team of volunteers have removed more than 16,000 graffiti which disfigured the town centre, Trafalgar Road and our residential streets.
  • We have helped make Greenwich a greener place by planting the now mature trees outside Greenwich Station; in front of the Arches in Trafalgar Road; in Greenwich High Road and in Crooms Hill as well as creating small gardens around the area.
  • We look at every planning application and comment constructively and vigorously too when we see unsuitable development proposals.
  • In the run-up to the Olympics we worked hard to ensure that the organisers and the Borough protected residents' interests during the Games.
  • We have helped launch the Greenwich Line Users Group to provide a voice for passengers as the London Bridge development begins to impact on all
  • The Newsletter has a great track record of keeping members informed about local affairs and events; the latest is our 173rd edition
  • We are playing a part in bringing about an improvement to the town centre street scene. And the Society led the campaign against the garish neon signage on the Pier restaurants, supported by the Royal Borough and the Government Inspector.
  • The Society campaigned successfully against the plan for a one-way system which would have increased rat- running

Greenwich Society Challenges

  • Pressure from developers pushing the limits of the planning system to build taller apartment buildings with high densities, too few family homes and little outdoor space for recreation.
  • Plans in the pipeline could produce an increase of 50,000 new residents between the Convoys Wharf towers in Deptford and the Peninsular. Will public transport, the roads and the infrastructure cope?
  • How do we achieve a balance between the needs of residents and the pressures of a growing tourist industry?
  • Plans for the new river crossings are supported by little evidence about the health and pollution impacts. What effect would a proposal to finance the crossings by charging tolls in the Blackwall tunnel have on the town centre?