Updated 23rd January 2016:

As announced in another post the Licencing Application for Circus Field has now been withdrawn and the meeting on 1st February has been cancelled.   We have now added our supplementary document to this post and will shortly be posting more information about Blackheath and what is proposed for 2016.

Thank you to all those who wrote to the Council about this application.

A copy of our letter of objection and a supplementary document sent with it can found by clicking below:

WS Response to Circus Field Licence Application 16 January 2016

Supplementary Document to WS Response to Circus Field Licence application 16 January 2016


Original Post:

The Royal Borough of Greenwich have applied for a licence to run Events on Blackheath Circus Field.  We are concerned because the licence covers are wide range of events multiple times a year in perpetuity i.e. if this licence is granted the Council will not need to apply for individual licences for events on Circus Field ever again.  We are concerned because this may lead to a significant increase in the number of events held on Circus Field resulting in reduced access far more frequently plus noise and inconvenience and damage to the heath on a more regular basis.

Letters should have been delivered to all households in Westcombe Park who are on the same level as the heath i.e. those living at the top of the hill see the map on the right.  There has been a problem with delivery but all households in this area should receive a letter before Christmassite maps nearest residential property and letterdrop 2 – if you haven’t received one please let us know on environment@westcombesociety.org

A copy of the application is available by clicking below:

Blackheath Circus Field – Premsies Licence Application

What do you think?   We encourage those who are concerned to respond to the licencing department by the deadline which was has now been extended to January 18th to compensate for late delivery of letters to many households and the Christmas holidays.

We would appreciate it if you could also send us a copy on environment@westcombesociety.org

We are currently working with the Blackheath Society and the Greenwich Society in formulating our response to this application.  All three societies object and will be writing to ask the Royal Borough of Greenwich to withdraw the application.  The Westcombe Society response to the application will be posted on this page as soon as it is finalised.

We have also been told that the application for the licence may be heard by a Council licensing committee on 1st or 3rd of February.  We will update this information as soon as we know more.

Meanwhile we ask all residents to consider responding themselves, we suggest you copy us and your local Councillors whose email contact details can be found on our links page.