Purple Rain on Coulgate Street

WWI Meadow 2018

With thanks to funds raised from our farmers’ market (every second Saturday of the month 10-3pm) we purchased fresh seed for the WWI meadow. Although rather lacking in poppies, the cornflowers have put on a good show. Poppies and cornflowers have become the symbols of the 1914-1918 war. But just like the British Poppy, the ...

Woodland Trust Tree Saplings.

We were lucky enough to receive tree saplings from the woodland trust this year and had a fantastic turn out for our planting session at Easter. We welcomed the turn in weather and down pours, but now with the longest hot spell since 1976, we are having to do lots of watering. The planting will ...

Breakspears Mews Summer

BrocSoc calls community meeting to discuss Ashby Mews developments

Brockley Society Public Meeting - Ashby Mews – Gates and ResurfacingThursday 19 July 7.30pmMyatt Garden School, Rokeby Road, SE4 1DFFeelings have been running high about developments in Ashby Mews. BrocSoc has called a public meeting to discuss the issue. They say:Locked gates recently installed at the Ashby Road end of Ashby Mews, SE4, followed byresurfacing ...

The Mantle Road Summer Street Party, July 8

The waterintobeer party organisers say:Brockley's West Side will be hosting a summer party this Sunday, with beer/homebrew shop waterintobeer and newly revamped restaurant Norbert joining forces for the first time.The Mantle Road bash will include a barbecue, live music… and of course, beer! Owners Tim and Helen (wib) and Luca (Norbert) look forwarding to welcoming ...

45 Lewisham parks in 12 seconds

We walked all 45 Lewisham Parks in one day. Featuring @cornish_jack, @oliverhp, @robynbobyn_x & @katiemaem.@LewishamCouncil @damienegan @Ian_C_Thomas @BrockleyCentral @NewsShopper @DanRavenEllison @SouthLondonClub @Ramblers_London @SthLondonPress @Transpontine @lewishamledger pic.twitter.com/FUoFabSU3z— Jack Cornish (@cornish_jack) July 2, 2018

Brockley street trees battling drought conditions

The ongoing hot, dry weather is killing Brockley's young street trees. Volunteers are needed to keep them alive. If you want to be responsible for watering a local tree, please email local group Street Trees for Living here.To find out more about what's involved, click here.

South London Forever – Florence and The Machine

Possibly slightly biased, but the best track on Florence and the Machine's new album 'High as Hope' (released today) is 'South London Forever'. The opening lyrics go:'When I go home aloneI drive past the place where I was bornAnd the places that I used to drinkYoung and drunk and stumbling in the streetOutside the Joiners Arms ...

Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries 11th Anniversary Open Day, Sunday 8th July 2018 from 11am to 4:30pm

Please join us for our 11th anniversary Open Day on 8th July 2018, from 11am to 4:30pm.There will be FREE guided walks of the Cemeteries visiting the graves of sportsmen, poets, war veterans and local figures as well as flora and bird life.  Times for guided walks will be 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pmIn ...