Next year PCEG will celebrate its 25th anniversary. We work to conserve, maintain and develop the environment of Plumstead Common.

We are always involved in a range of activities, and have won several awards. Although we have about 100 members, we always need people to do some hands-on volunteering. Get in touch if you want to be involved.

Our latest big project has been the reclamation of the woodland that was abandoned at the closure of St Nicholas Hospital. It has been an enormous task - completed an minimum expense because we were able to partner with a Community Work Placement programme. We have been able to conduct a deep clean of the whole of Plumstead Common and are now lending our time and skills in various ways to enhance the community of Plumstead Common. Our last project was improvements in the Plumstead Common Nature Reserve to make it more attractive and accessible. We were partners in the project to transform the derelict former swing park adjacent to Azile Everett House, which is now in the care of GCDA who are managing it as a community garden. They open it up on Thursday mornings, and all are welcome.

We have regular work days at our two principal sites, the Slade Ponds and the Plumstead Common Nature Reserve ― see the calendar for dates and times.

We’re “on the case” all the time ― and alongside objections to inappropriate planning applications, we work with developers to try and ensure the special character of the area is respected.