The Charlton Society
Dedicated to the conservation and improvement of Charlton.
Started 2 petitions
Please reinstate the 53 bus to Whitehall
The 53 bus has been cut back without consultation. We need this vital link to central London, used by people from all walks of life, running at full strength once again. Thousands of people from Charlton, Woolwich, Plumstead, Blackheath, Greenwich and Deptford use the 53 to travel to work in central London each day. But since 17 January, the route has been cut short at Lambeth North, forcing many to take two buses to complete their journeys - increasing the costs of their trips to work. The curtailment was due to end when roadworks at Westminster Bridge finished in March. It was then due to finish in April. But we're now in May and the 53 is still stopping short - costing passengers money and wasting their time. Cutting the 53 by stealth is unacceptable. We call on Transport for London to reinstate the 53 along its full route immediately, to help residents in Charlton and neighbouring areas get to the jobs they and our capital city depend on.
Please list the White Swan pub, Charlton, as an Asset of Community Value.
This petition is to ask Greenwich Council to declare the White Swan pub in Charlton an Asset of Community Value. If Greenwich Council agrees, it means that if the pub is put up for sale for development, then the local community will have six months to put together a bid to buy it. So if there’s ever a threat to the Swan, this will give us six months to consider other options. While there’s no immediate threat to the White Swan, listing the pub will help us safeguard its future, particularly as current owner Punch Taverns is suffering from financial problems. With renewed community interest in the White Swan, the Charlton Society wants to help guarantee its future. The legislation was used to save Nunhead’s Ivy House pub from developers, while three pubs in Lewisham borough are registered. If we’re successful, the White Swan would be the first pub in Greenwich borough to be registered. So please sign, and help us protect the White Swan’s future.