Glenn & Leon Tilbrook headlined Charlton Great Get Together

From toddler raves to the tug o’ war, this years Great Charlton Get Together (funded by Royal Borough Of Greenwich, as part of Parksfest) had everything. Bands from the Baby Blues Choir to Charlton’s favourite rockabilly band and the excellent quintet Central Vibe we’re hand to make locals feel like dancing. Even Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze fame made an appearance as he lives nearby, with his talented son Leon.

While the stage was rocking, the Greenwich Cake Club was holding the quitter and far more sedate Great Charlton Cake Off, this year cakes were nature themed and the youngest winner 6 year old Ethan Masand stole the show and the audiences hearts collecting his prize from BBC journalist and Charlton resident Chris Mason.

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Alex White finds Gold in Charlton Park

Well done Alex White who spotted a Gold Crest in Charlton Park as part of the RSPB Big Bird Watch.

Around 40 people took part in the Bird Watch with Connor, age 8, spotting a Great Spotted Woodpecker and thanks to the families that counted the 66 common gulls, terns and many herring gulls by the football pitches. A great way to spend an hour on a winter morning.

Also thanks to Kay who was inundated with Ring Necked Parakeets in Charlton Cemetery.

RSPB birdwatch in Charlton Park

Birdwatch in Charlton Park

After last years fantastic success spotting Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Thrushes amongst the hundreds and thousands of Feral pigeons the RSPB birdwatch is back. 10am Sunday 27th January.

Over 300 people ask for a little light

Since October we have been talking to local park users about lighting the area around the outdoor gym and the skatepark.

We have an amazing facility. It’s an amazing facility that could be used throughout the year if we just had enough light to distinguish between the running machine and the climbing wall!

We hope our local councillors will take our petition and formally present it at the full council.

Please do add your voice.

Great Charlton Cake Off

On Sunday 24 June 2018, the Friends of Charlton Park were delighted to host the first ever Big Charlton Get together as part of Parksfest. Based at the Big Red Bus Club and the surrounds of Charlton Park, the family day hosted stalls from various local community organisations, including Charlton Community Gardens and the Friends of Charlton Park themselves.

Global Fusion Music were on hand to provide sizzling World Music for a scorching summer’s day, with tai chi demonstrations and even a Chinese dragon dance.

Over at the Big Red Bus Club the Clandestine Cake Club hosted the Great Charlton Cake Off. Now in its second year, we welcomed back celebrity judges Steve Kielty and Tony Rudd – both former finalists on MasterChef. With a sumptuous display of baked goods.

The cakes were then a delicious draw to the ensuing festivities, with Contact the Elderly helping to make possible a lunch for some of Charlton’s more mature residents, who were able to relax surrounded by playing children – a wonderful mixing of generations.

Thanks to all the groups involved and to everyone who stopped by the Friends of Charlton Park stall to say hallo and to contribute ideas of what we could do to improve the park. Thanks also to all the children who entered our competition to design a logo for the Friends. Watch this space…

Parksfest 24 June Charlton Park

Come and join the rest of Charlton in a community picnic and family fun. Bring your own food and drink.

Main Stage – World Cup Music Festival

  • Ukadelix – world music all female band
  • GFMA Drumming Group
  • Pengenstas—Samba Marching Band (starting in the car park)
  • Tai Chi Display
  • The Pearl Dragon Story – Dragon dancers
  • Daju-Bhai – Nepalese ban

2nd Annual Great Charlton Cake Off,

Judged by local MasterChef finalists Steve Kielty and Tony Rudd

Music and Arts Tents

– Face painting

– Kids activities

– Music workshops

Contact the Elderly Party in the Park

Wellbeing tents

– Giant Wheel of Wellbeing art workshop

– Family wellbeing board game

Community stall stands include CharltonCommunity Gardens potting demonstrations and the launch of Cleaner, Greener Charlton Campaign Launch

Enter the cake off

Now entering the second year of the Charlton Cake Off is seeking entries in the following categories

  • A tray bake of any size
  • A gluten free cake
  • A round sandwich cake
  • A World Cup Cake (in celebration of the World Cup, a Cake from all over the world)
  • Four decorated biscuits (children under seven)
  • Four small cakes ( children seven – eleven)
  • Enter the Great Charlton Cake Off