Night tube ELL to run to Highbury & Islington from February 23

The East London Line night time service from New Cross Gate to Dalston is being extended two more stops. City AM reports:The Night Overground service is set to be extended to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington from Friday 23 February after coming to the London Overground in December.Since 15 December, there have been 24-hour services ...

Brockley station planting – a new chapter

It's happened! Last Monday, in a flurry of planting, our choice of trees were planted and now adorn the public realm around Brockley Station, on both the Coulgate and Mantle Road/St Norbert Road sides.Italian Cypress going in (Cupressus sempervirens)Having had a rather lively debate amongst ourselves about the relative merits of this or that species, ...

Funeral Farewell to New Cross Post Office

Protestors gathered in the rain on Saturday 10th February for a funereal farewell to the New Cross Post Office, due to close this week and be replaced by a counter within a local convenience store.From the Press Release:'From 15 February, New Cross Gate post office services will be run as part of a One Stop ...

A Star Barbershop, 225 Lewisham Way

The beginning of a new life... A- Star Barbershop ✨💫A post shared by A Star Barber Shop (@astarbarbershop) on Feb 10, 2018 at 5:49pm PSTThis new barbershop has just opened and is currently recruiting. Contact them here if you're interested in applying.

The Brockley Experiment

Barry Norris: Hey, listen up everybody, whoever's doing this, they're having a little fun at our expense.- The Belko ExperimentThe crazy cats at TfL have been freestyling around, throwing some stuff at the wall to see what sticks, and came up with the idea of making Brockley Station into a one-way access system, so that  ...

Elvis Costello at Deptford Albany with Squeeze

In August 1980, Jools Holland played his last gig as keyboardist with Squeeze at The Albany in Deptford. In fact they played three nights at the venue (12,13,14 August), a deliberate return to their roots at a time when they were riding high commercially and selling out much bigger venues than this one, which Danny Baker ...

Big Bird Watch Update

Please follow the link to the final bird count for our successful bird watch last month. http://hillyfields.blogspot.co.uk/ Save the date: Dawn Chorus 29th March, 6pm.

Lewisham Council to decide fate of two towers this week

On Thursday, Lewisham Council will consider plans to redevelop the Carpetright site on Loampit Vale. The application, which has been recommended by officers for approval, is for:"The demolition of the existing Carpetright building and the construction of two buildings of 16 storeys and 30 storeys in height comprising 899sqm non-residential floorspace comprising (A1) Shops, (A2) ...

Close the gap in Crofton Park

Last week, a 41-year-old man was killed at Crofton Park Station, when he was hit by a train. Reader Emily believes this underlines the need to do something about the large gap between the trains and the northbound platform. She writes:"I am always a bit nervous of the gap - it’s huge - when I ...