The West Thamesmead Community Association (WTCA) is dedicated to connecting to the community, enhancing the local environment and providing a voice for all residents in West Thamesmead.

The Association was founded last summer by a group of like-minded residents after the success of Tidy West Thamesmead - its first community project, launched a few months earlier to tackle litter issues in the area during the first COVID

One of the Association’s main ongoing projects is the creation of Gallions Copse, a community garden located close to Gallions Park and Lake. WTCA is working with Hexagon Housing, Royal Borough of Greenwich and Peabody’s Gardener-in-Residence, Georgina Irimia, to create a community space open to everyone.

WTCA chair, Mark Pickering, said: “The Association has grown steadily over recent months, delivering significant changes in numerous areas of West Thamesmead. We are now looking for new volunteers to join us and assist with our various activities.”

To learn more about current initiatives and how to get involved, visit the group’s website at and follow WTCA on Facebook and Twitter.