Spring Sewing Workshops Programme in SE4

The Running Clan

Lee writes:Fancy joining a Hilly Fields running club?I am a keen runner living in Brockley and would like to see if there is interest in a local running club. I envisage our organised runs starting from Hilly Fields and ranging in distance and pace to suit the membership that we attract. There would be a ...

New Cross Old Pictures

Ebay is a treasure trove of old images, here's some New Cross ones I have come across recently. The Royal Naval School, New Cross, inthe 1880s - now Goldsmiths CollegeNew Cross Empire theatre programme, 1949(the theatre was on the corner of New Cross Road and Watson's Street)New Cross Empire theatre programme, 1913Telegraph Hill Park 1906(see also ...

Council Charges 27% Interest on Emergency Loans

From 1 April Lewisham Council will be responsible for administering what was called the crisis loan and community care grant scheme, previously operated by... The post Council Charges 27% Interest on Emergency Loans appeared first on alternativeSE4 - a blog for Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and... [...]

Crofton Park gripped by Malays

Arlo & Moe will have a new neighbour next weekAlan writes:There is a new Malaysian deli opening in the previously empty unit beside Arlo & Moe.I was having a look in through the front door today and a lady came out to speak to me. They are opening next week and will be serving Malaysian ...

Council Trials Responsible Retailer Scheme

In a bid to encourage small and large retailers to sell certain products more responsibly Lewisham Council is currently trialling a Responsible Retailer scheme. [...]

A History of Brockely – Part 5: Canal Street

This is the fifth part of Darrell Spurgeon's history of Brockley (click on the History tag for the series). The Croydon CanalJust before reaching Shardeloes Road, note to the left The Ark, no 73a, designed by Mark Grainger 2004. This imaginative and nicely detailed house is in a style virtually unique in the area. The ...

French for children at All Fired Up – Summer term starting on 15th of April

Greater Brockley is…

Lewisham: As you head south, the internet begins to run out of ideas...Inspired by Londonist's auto-complete guide to London, we've created the Google Search guide to Lewisham. The rules: Type each ward name followed by the word "is" and pick the first result that makes sense other than "is a ward in Lewisham". Articles with ...

Lewisham house price rises

The BBC reports that over the year to December 2012, Lewisham experienced the sixth-fastest rise in house prices of the 33 London boroughs. The 11.9% rise occurred despite a 1.6% fall in the last quarter and was driven mainly by large increases in house prices, rather than modest increases in the price of flats.There are ...