Twinkle Park Trust AGM 2017

Please find formal notification of Twinkle Park Trust’s Annual General Meeting

Saturday 10th June at 12 noon

in Armada Hall, McMillan Street, Deptford.


  1. Chair’s welcome and introduction
  2. Minutes and Matters Arising 5.05.2016
  3. Finances: acceptance of accounts, reappointment of Simpson Wreford
  4. Registration / resignation of Trust members
  5. Election of Executive Committee
  6. Election of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary
  7. Progress report
  8. A.O.B.

Members of the public are welcome.

Summerfest 2016 – next Sunday!

Our annual community festival, supported by the Royal Greenwich Parksfest programme, takes place in Charlotte Turner Gardens next weekend

Sunday, 10th July 2016
2pm – 6pm
Charlotte Turner Gardens

The afternoon is filled with activity for all ages including children’s bouncy castle, arts and crafts, storytelling, music, and food and drink.

We are welcoming back some favourite musical performers – DJ Stormy, Ronnie Ripple & the RipChords and Heart of Steel Orchestra.

Full programme as follows:

2pm: Festival opens

2 – 3pm: DJ Stormy – Reggae, R&B and good vibes

3 – 3.30pm: Yoga session by Jo

Story telling by Vanessa Woolf

3.30 – 4.30pm: Ronnie Ripple and the RipChords – Good times Rock n Roll

4.30 – 5pm: Yoga session by Jo
Story telling by Vanessa Woolf

5 – 6pm: Heart of Steel – SE London’s famous community steel band

6pm: Festival closes.

Throughout the day there will be refreshments with burgers, cakes, Pimms O’ Clock, tea and coffee; a bouncy castle, face painting, a jigsaw mural painting stall, Deptford High Street’s favourite bicycle café, London Velo, is offering a free safety check during the afternoon (so bring your bike!) and a variety of local organisations setting out their wares.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Royal Greenwich Festivals logo

Twinkle Park Trust AGM 2016

Please find formal notification of Twinkle Park Trust’s Annual General Meeting, taking place on:

Thursday May 5th, 7pm

at Armada Hall, McMillan Street, Deptford.


1. Chair’s welcome and introduction

3. Minutes and Matters Arising 21.02.2015

4. Finances: acceptance of accounts, reappointment of Simpson Wreford

5. Registration / resignation of Trust members

6. Election of Executive Committee

7. Election of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary

8. Progress report

Members of the public are welcome.

Charlotte Turner Gardens tidy-up – 9th April 2016

Easter Monday is here, the clocks have changed, and 2 out of the past 7 days haven’t been incredibly dreary, so it seems that spring is on the way.

As is customary, a tidy-up at the park is taking place, and everyone is welcome to join in with some light litter picking — perhaps rounding off with a little game of petanque (the piste is due its own little clean up this week to deal with the grass sprouting through — unless anyone would prefer that we had a lawn bowls court, in which case we could cultivate it…).

Details as follows:

Charlotte Turner Gardens (meet at the school entrance on Benbow Street)
Saturday, 9th April 2016

All help will be greatly appreciated!

Refugee childrens clothes appeal

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A group of mums and local businesses based in south east London are currently raising funds to get winter coats, warm shoes and boots, and baby carriers and slings to refugee children in Europe. If you can donate good quality winter clothes your children have grown out of, please take them to one of their drop-off points: The Hoy Kitchen (Mon-Fri), Deli X or Deptford Salvation Army (14 November only).

For more information on how to help this great cause, join their Facebook group.

Friends of Twinkle Park

Among the various duties of the Twinkle Park Trust — fundraising, liaising with the council, and the like — some of the more pleasurable activities are those where we get to spend time in the parks, and making an immediate difference. From donning waders and skimming duckweed off the pond, to the supreme challenge of dexterity that is picking cider bottles from bushes using a telescopic grabber, it’s good to occasionally get out your comfy old clothes and do a bit of cleaning.


A couple of weekends back, a few members of the Trust spent the afternoon in Twinkle Park, giving the place a little bit of attention. Sweeping up leaves at this time of year might be a Sisyphean task, but along with chopping back some of the ivy around the benches and giving the pagoda a scrub, the park looked better and more welcoming at the end of the afternoon than it did at the beginning.

What’s more, it was nice to get the opportunity to speak to passers-by and neighbours (one of whom very kindly brought out tea and biscuits to help us along the way) and hear what they think about the parks.

Charlotte Turner litter pick

These sessions usually last around 2-3 hours, and volunteers are welcome to come and go as they please. The work isn’t too strenuous, so as much as anything it’s a good opportunity to spend a little time outside, whiling away part of the afternoon chatting.

If you would like to join in with some of these activities in the future, sign up to our newsletter for alerts of when they will be taking place.

Serve and Return

Festival season

It’s festival season — but forget Glastonbury (it’s all corporate sponsor, expensive wellies and landfill indie music these days anyway), the Twinkle Park Trust Summer Festival is just a few weeks away!

Sunday, 12th July 2015
2pm – 6pm
Charlotte Turner Gardens

As ever, the good people at the Royal Borough of Greenwich council are supporting a number of events in some of the great parks around the local area (check out the Parksfest website to find full details of what’s happening), and the Twinkle Park Trust has organised its annual celebration of all that is good and great about nice weather and outdoor spaces!

The festival has moved this year to the larger of the two parks to make for what should be a really enjoyable day for the whole community. We have some familiar musical acts performing, as well as a range of activities, food and drink. The larger space means that we will now have a BOUNCY CASTLE and other children’s entertainments, a mural painting stall, where everyone will be able to contribute to a big, collaborative piece of art, and a very hands-on creative workshop run by local art mob Extra Bones.

Through the day we will also make use of some of the newer additions to the park, with a lot of ping pong, petanque, food and refreshments.

Bring your family/friends/dog or come on your own! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you.



Photo of flyers for 2015 summer festival

Spring Cleaning

It’s sunny, if not warm yet, but good enough to get out and getting the park ready for better days ahead.

On Saturday, 21st March at 11am, the Twinkle Park Trust will be undertaking a spring clean around Twinkle Park & Charlotte Turner Gardens.

If you would like to come and help, please come along for as long or as little time as you can spare. All tools and equipment will be provided.

See you there!


Picture of Uncle Bulgaria, advertising Spring Clean


Old school, new school

As we all know, one of our closest neighbours: Charlotte Turner Primary School, was sadly closed five years ago, and since that time the building has been largely empty, except for sparing use by several community groups (including Twinkle Park Trust!). However, a recent announcement may see that change, with Blackheath’s Invicta Primary School detailing its plans to expand to the Deptford site, proposing an opening in September 2015. The proposal has the backing of Greenwich Council, which has committed £1 million to the refurbishment of the Charlotte Turner school building.

Invicta has opened a consultation on the plans, inviting comments via a form available on their website:

From the Invicta Primary School website:

If you live in Deptford & would like to attend a parents briefing about applying to Invicta Deptford, please email: to register your interest. We look forward to hearing from you! There is also important information in the 2015 Primary Admissions Booklet

You can also follow us on Twitter for information & updates:

Invicta Deptford @invictaprimary


Initial dates for prospective parents’ meetings will be announced soon. We look forward to future news.

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