With the Westcombe Society's encouragement, Greenwich Park has extended cycle routes in Greenwich Park, it is now possible to cycle safely from Blackheath Gate to Westcombe Park, away from car traffic. Cyclists still need to take care, especially at Park gates.
The popular charity event Run to the Beat will take place this Sunday 8th September. We wish all runners and their chosen charities the best of luck. After discussions with local organisations and other parties this year's run will start and finish in Greenwich Park. This will enable some of the roads to the south of Westcombe Park to be opened much earlier (11.20am). Read on for information about road closures and how to enter and exit the area whilst these closures are in place.
The restoration work in Greenwich Park, following the Olympics, has progressed, with some areas looking better than they did before the Games. The next project is the Herbaceous Border, to the south of the Queen's House.
Nimby have withdrawn their application to hold a music festival on Blackheath in September 2013. The Blackheath Joint Working Party, with input from the Westcombe Society, raised questions about the timing of the event, noise, and the effects on the fabric of the heath.