Two Gentlemen of Verona at Severndroog

Two Gentlemen of Verona at Severndroog

Jul 30, 2015 | No Comments

        Changeling Theatre outdoor performance for all ages Two Gentlemen of Verona at Severndroog Castle Starts at 7.30 on Thursday 13th August 2015 Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the performance in the woodland surrounding the castle. The Two Gentlemen of Verona : Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy follows the fortunes of two best […]

Five of the best woodlands for a winter walk in south east London and north Kent

Five of the best woodlands for a winter walk in south east London and north Kent

Feb 5, 2014 | No Comments

WHEN it’s not actually pouring with rain, getting wrapped up warm and going for a wander in the woodland is one of the great pleasures of winter. Vibe takes a look at five of the best places for a nature-filled stroll in south east London and north Kent. Lullingstone Country Park, Eynsford Once a medieval […]

January Snow in Oxleas

January Snow in Oxleas

Feb 3, 2013 | No Comments

These were taken walking down towards the Rose Gardens.

Olympic missiles in Blackheath and Oxleas Wood “offensive” and “antidemocratic”

Olympic missiles in Blackheath and Oxleas Wood “offensive” and “antidemocratic”

Jul 5, 2012 | No Comments

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to install missiles at Blackheath and Oxleas Meadow during the Olympics has been branded “offensive” and “antidemocratic”. The MOD confirmed yesterday that surface-to-air missiles would arrive at six sites across London to protect the Games following “a wide programme of engagement” with affected communities. But groups against the missiles – which have a range […]

E-Shooters Hill Blog

E-Shooters Hill Blog

Jun 30, 2012 | No Comments

“Ye who have a spark in your veins of Cockney spirit, smile or mourn according as you take things well or ill;— Bold Britons, we are now on Shooter’s Hill!” Join Hilly and the team over at e-Shooters Hill for one of the finest local blogs you’re ever likely to see, at http://e-shootershill.co.uk/ Oxleas Wood gets […]

Protest march against Olympic missiles at Blackheath and Oxleas Wood

Protest march against Olympic missiles at Blackheath and Oxleas Wood

Jun 24, 2012 | No Comments

PROTESTERS against the installation of surface-to-air missiles for the Olympics marched from Oxleas Wood to Blackheath on Saturday to cheers and hoots from supportive residents. Around 140 people joined the 4.2 mile march between the two proposed sites for Rapier missiles amid fears locals will be put in grave danger if the weapons are fired. The missiles […]

MOD Community Engagement Day

MOD Community Engagement Day

May 4, 2012 | No Comments

The Ministry of Defense are holding a Community Engagement Day for those who wish to express or address their concerns about the anti-aircraft missiles likely to be based in Oxleas Wood. It will be on the 4th May. 4-6pm. Please comment here if you attended, and let us know how it went. Tracy Jensen organiser […]

Welcome to the Oxleas Wood Website

Welcome to the Oxleas Wood Website

Apr 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

Welcome to the new Oxleas Wood Website. A blog based information site for Oxleas Wood, Castle Wood and Jack Wood on Shooters Hill in south east London. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the ancient Oxleas wood cover 77 hectares and are at least 8,000 years old. We’ll be featuring as many events as we are […]

Wood ‘best site for sports hall’

Wood ‘best site for sports hall’

Apr 23, 2012 | No Comments

From the Mercury; http://www.mercury-today.co.uk/ GREEN campaigners have lost a fight to save a piece of protected woodland. A Government planning inspector has ruled a part of Oxleas Wood, on Eltham Common, can be used as a site for a school’s sports hall and games area. The area will be used by Christ Church Primary School […]

Olympic missile defences under threat…

Olympic missile defences under threat…

Apr 22, 2012 | One Comment

Plans to use surface-to-air missiles to protect the skies over London during the Olympics could be thwarted – because they will disturb the habitat of a rare wild flower. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has ordered batteries of Rapier missiles to be placed in South-East London, ready to deal with any airborne terrorist threat to the […]