I’ve been delighted to see such huge interest in Monday’s post about Greenwich Council refusing an upmarket pub in Woolwich a licence. It’s a reminder that, although it may not be immediately obvious, people care about battered old Woolwich as much as they worry about the tourist traps of Greenwich.
It got a huge response on Twitter (if you use it and are in SE18, you really should follow @TOWIWoolwich), which drew this illuminating response from Antic, the firm behind the plan to build a pub in Equitable House.
The square in Brixton is Windrush Square – here’s some pictures of people being encouraged to write on plywood in the square (not allowed in Woolwich) and part of a debate over whether it is becoming too gentrified thanks to the Ritzy’s agreement with Lambeth Council. It’s fair to say that’s not a worry anyone’s going to have in Woolwich the way it’s being run now.
So, how can you help Antic with its second application? Well, you can write to the firm with your support; or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your observations.
It may also be worth petitioning Greenwich Council once a second application is made – details can be found on the council website.
Woolwich Riverside councillor John Fahy is also looking to talk to people about their aspirations for the centre of Woolwich. Get in touch with him on email@example.com