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We enable people to develop their own community ownership plans, projects and businesses under the umbrella of the co-operative.

Thamesmeadcbs Projects

Thamesmead Community Fridge

A Community Fridge is a space that brings people together to eat, connect, learn new skills and reduce food waste. It is a site where local people can share food, this includes surplus from supermarkets, local food businesses, producers, households and gardens. Fridges are run by community groups in shared spaces such as schools, community centres and shops, their main purpose is saving fresh food from going to waste. Our community fridge project is dedicated to: Reducing food waste. • Strengthening communities. • Building trust. • Providing fresh, nutritious food to many. • Being sites of food education. • Bringing people together around good food. • Promoting the benefits of the sharing economy. 

We have a grant from Hubbub to kickstart this initiative 

Claridge Way Memorial for Ted Claridge

text to come from Kim and need to add photos 

Claridge Way Memorial for Ted Claridge

Claridge Way in Thamesmead is named after Ted Claridge.
Ted Claridge was elected to Greenwich Council for the Thamesmead Moorings ward in 1982. He served as mayor in the municipal year of 1991-92.

He had been involved with Trust Thamesmead since the 1980s where he was chair and vice-chair, before the Trust made him its Life Long President.

Cllr Chris Roberts, the Leader of Greenwich Council, said: “Ted Claridge was one of those rare people whose contribution to the community was considerable, and will be remembered for many years to come.”

Ted moved to Thamesmead in 1976 from the east end of London, where he had previously held the mayoralty of both Hackney and Shoreditch.

Nature - Art

NATURE- ART Mural piece was a Dynamic project, bringing art and nature together in Thamesmead. The aim is to involve a local artist, Gary Drostle, who aims to encompass nature and art into the grey urban landscape of Thamesmead. It brought together colourful art and climbing plants to a local Thamesmead wall facade, along a frequently used and key walkway in Thamesmead. We created a local initiative, that will bring art and nature together, so that local residents and the broader community can enjoy and to lead by example. 

Atrium Community Centre Garden

Creating a connection between the Edible garden and the Atrium community centre garden. To bring from seed to table and teaching healthy eating to local residents. We want to have composting, seed swapping, bee keeping, cooking classes, gardening skills, etc

Painting & Decorating Classes

Kim Teasdale will be running Decorating classes for Thamesmead residents as well as a decorating Podcast which will teach them skills including:
- House painting (including preparation)
- Furniture restoration
- Wallpapering
- Paint spraying
- Best tools and materials to use for any decorating project.


The pilot course will run for 3 months at no cost to the participants. There will be groups of 4 clients per course. Each course will run for 4 Saturdays over 4 weeks. Each session will be 3 hours long and initially we aim to reach 12 participants.