As another pub goes down (see last post), there is at least some positive use being made of another ex-pub on the High Street. The Girl's House (led by the Young People's Health Project charity) has set up shop in the old Windsor Castle.
The Girl's House project, catering for girls and young women aged between 11 - 25, is a project which first set up in an unused shop in Lewisham High Street. It aims to engage with young women, help them access local services and information, as well as ensuring them a safe women-only youth centre environment. Girls can just drop in with no need for an appointment and get confidential help and advice and take part in a range of self-help and health awareness workshops.
But it's not all worthy health and education - there's fun stuff as well - they have a ''state-of-the-art Dance Mat'', street dance sessions, Playstation Singstar, computers with free internet access and a chill-out area with magazines and books.
It's at 163 Deptford High Street until June. Opening times are Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm and all girls between 11-25 are welcome.