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Gallions Lake Wetland Planting

Thamesmead residents boost local biodiversity by adding hundreds of new plants to Gallions Lake

Residents in Thamesmead have helped to add more than 400 plants in and around Gallions Lake in West Thamesmead.

Listening Ears Feel Good Centre

Thamesmead community groups awarded £15,000 to deliver projects that positively impact local residents

Five community projects in Thamesmead recently awarded £15,000 of funding to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing are now ready to launch.

The Cage (1)

Thamesmead basketball court undergoes colourful transformation 

Local artists have transformed the entire floor and walls of the multi-use games area on Thamesmead’s Wolvercote Road – known locally as the Cage – into striking works of art. 

School Children Tree Planting

Thamesmead schoolchildren help plant hundreds of trees for National Tree Week

Children from three schools in Thamesmead took a hands-on approach to tackling the climate crisis this week (28 & 29 November), helping to plant more than 500 trees in Southmere Park.


Black Culture Collective Winners 2023

Three winning projects announced for Thamesmead’s Black Culture Collective programme  

Three creative community projects that will celebrate Black culture in Thamesmead have received funding of £30,000 thanks to the Black Culture Collective's (BCC's) creative commission for 2023.

Wanderlust Hill Team 2023

Thamesmead Festival attracts 8,000 people

Thamesmead’s talented youth shone at the annual, community-powered Thamesmead Festival. Dance, music, poetry, community stalls, family activities, food and drink and a dog show all featured at this year’s extraordinary event. 

Wanderlust Hill

14-16 year-olds run the show, as Thamesmead Festival announces a line-up spotlighting young talent

This year’s Thamesmead Festival is building on its growing reputation as a showcase for local talent with the brand-new Wanderlust Hill Stage.

Fields Of Everywhen Exhibition

New exhibition celebrates Thamesmead’s one-of-a-kind hot air balloon

A new exhibition celebrating Thamesmead’s spectacular Fields of EveryWhen hot air balloon launched last weekend (Saturday 17 June) at the newly opened Nest Community Building and Library in Cygnet Square, South Thamesmead.

Volunteer Fair

Thamesmead volunteer fair invites local residents to get involved in their community

Residents in Thamesmead and the surrounding areas are invited to attend Peabody’s community volunteer fair which is being held at The Moorings Sociable Club on Saturday 3 June.

Camouflage Cafe Launch Event

Community café opens at the Moorings Sociable Club

The Camouflage Café has officially opened at the refurbished Moorings Sociable Club this week following a launch event which welcomed local residents, café staff and Greenwich Mayor, Councillor Leo Fletcher.

Opening Of The Nest

Official opening of The Nest Community Building and Library

Thamesmead residents headed to a free community fun day on 12 April to celebrate the grand opening of The Nest Community Building and Library in Cygnet Square, South Thamesmead.

Thamesmead children flock to Birchmere Park for free cricket coaching

Thamesmead children flock to Birchmere Park for free cricket coaching

Young people in Thamesmead are being given the chance to learn professional cricket skills and enjoy time playing the sport, thanks to a partnership between Peabody, who are leading the long-term regeneration of the town, and Platform Cricket.

Black Culture Collective announces £30K creative commission

Black Culture Collective announces £30K creative commission

The team of residents who make up Thamesmead’s Black Culture Collective (BCC) announced today (28 February) they’re opening the next round of applications for their creative commission.

Thamesmead Light Festival 2023

Thamesmead light festival returns with showstopping water screen

The Thamesmead light festival returns on Saturday 4 March from 5pm - 10pm featuring stunning light installations along a walking trail starting at the Lakeside Centre, running along Bazalgette Way and parts of the Ridgeway, and finishing at Crossway Park.

New Bexley Culture Network team

New Bexley Culture Network invites other organisations to join forces

A coalition of Bexley-based cultural organisations seeking to develop a wide-ranging cultural programme for the borough’s 60th anniversary in 2025 is calling for other local creative groups to join them in their mission.

Cycle Hub (2)

10 refurbished bikes donated to Thamesmead’s Cycle HUB

Ten refurbished bikes have been donated to the Thamesmead Cycle HUB thanks to staff from Advanced Building & Maintenance Services who purchased them from The Bike Project, a charity which refurbishes second-hand bicycles.