The Social Side
It was very important to all of us that BVRG should not just be focused on complaining about issues. Campaigning to preserve our village is crucial, but we also feel that it’s important to rebuild the strong and sociable community that has always existed here in the past. It’s been proven throughout London, that areas with strong residents’ groups, where people know their neighbours a little bit better, become friendlier, safer and more pleasant places to live.
We’ve held a number of local events including our birthday parties and our AGM meetings. All have been attended enthusiastically by a wide range of our members and they provide a great opportunity to meet local people and make new friends.
As well as being really good nights out, our parties have successfully raised funds for BVRG and we have also been able to make donations to three charities so far – Breakthrough Breast Cancer, The Ahoy Group and Greenwich MIND. This is thanks to the enthusiasm of our members and also to our generous local retailers who have contributed some brilliant prizes for our raffles.
If you are interested in helping with the preparation and staging of our BVRG events, please let us know. They are great fun, and you will be contributing to some uniquely successful Blackheath evenings!