Free compost bin giveaways to Southwark residents

In celebration of this year’s Compost Awareness Week (2 to 8 May), Veolia the recycling and waste partner of Southwark Council are giving away five compost bins every day for the whole week. The giveaway is taking place from Monday 2 May at the Reuse and Recycling centre on Old Kent Road and is open ...

Lewisham experiences fastest house price rises in London

The Standard reports:House prices are rising the fastest in the south-east London borough of Lewisham, according to new Land Registry figures.Lewisham's vastly improved transport links and planned housing developments have helped it take the top spot on a list previously dominated by areas already seeing an uplift from the Elizabeth line, such as Hillingdon and ...

Crofton Park homeowner slipped a Roofie

The ruined roofAfter St Hilda's made an appeal to save its roof, another Crofton Park roof fundraiser has been launched. Kelly writes:Two weeks ago my 80 year old neighbour who lives in Crofton Park Road was approached by builders who knocked on his door to say that he needed his gutters fixed.They subsequently took down ...

Action For Refugees Walk, May 7th

Chloe writes:I'm a marketing volunteer for a local charity, Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL), and we're organising a 'mini legal walk' - to raise funds for AFRIL walkers at London Legal Walk 2016 - in Hilly Fields on 7th May.AFRIL support refugees and migrants in the Lewisham area through a range of practical and ...

Transmission presents 1+1: Paul Dunmall and Carla Rees, Telegraph Hill

Saturday 30 April, 7:30pmSt Catherine’s Church, Telegraph HillPepys Rd, London SE14 5SGwww.stcatherinehatcham.comRenowned flutist Carla Rees will play classic seminal 20th Century works by Luciano Berio, Shiva Feshareki, Sungji Hong, Michael Oliva, Amber Priestly and Edgard Varèse on a whole family of different flutes of various sizes.In the second half, world-famous improviser Paul Dunmall will showcase ...

Greetings from New Cross Gate

New Cross' hARTslane gallery is running a photographic competition to celebrate the hidden joys of New Cross.All entries will be included in the Greetings From New Cross Gate Exhibition, June 2016 in hARTslane (17 Harts Lane).Ten of the most inspiring images – selected by the public – will be then transformed into 25000 postcards and ...

Broca Prince Tribute

Good to see a Prince tribute in the window of Broca. His purple majesty has always been honoured in that Coulgate Street café by Brockley station, and as on many other times when I've visited his music was playing there yesterday.  Yes and there's a copy of Parade on proud display inside. Maybe his finest album, ...

Council plans changes to rubbish collection

Joe has pointed me towards the SE23 forum, which has a discussion about the Council's plans to change refuse collection policiesThe Council needs to deliver cost savings and is under pressure to improve its relatively poor recycling rate.Following the recent public consultation "Let's Talk Rubbish", officers have recommended that the Mayor should:1. Introduce a subscription service for ...

New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2016

So many great films to see for free in fine locations this week in the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival. To choose just a few: - tonight (Tuesday) there's a chance to see Roman Polanski's Macbeth in the evocative setting of Deptford's ancient St Nicholas Church; - tomorrow night there's a 'Spiceworld the Movie' Spice ...

Convivium at Catford Constitutional Club

South East London is becoming quite the centre for experimental and improvised music - so much so that SEEM (South East Experimental Music) has been established as  'a not-for-profit collective designed to promote the burgeoning scene of experimental, left-field, alternative, noisy, electroacoustic, acoustic, improvised, digital, electronic, etc. musics and sound art in our favourite corner ...