Festiball, July 15

Crofton Park Ryan writes:"I’m hosting a family fun day and a dads football tournament down at St Dunstan’s in Catford called Festiball. It’s an urban fete with stalls of kids clothes, toys, books and local crafts."Then there’ll be a bakeoff competition judged by a local VIP. We’ll have big family picnic while the dads play ...

South London Pub Animal Street Art?

So here's a few street/public art animals to be found in South London pubs.First up, never mind the famous cat model in Catford town centre, not far away on the south circular is 'The Pride of Catford' puss reaching down for a pint in the garden of the Blythe Hill Tavern (the mosaic mural is the ...

Crofton Park Trains All Messed Up. Bibbidi bobbidi boo.

"Well, serves you right, spoiling people’s best dreams."- CinderellaUntil now, the Cinderella Line group, which campaigns for a better Crofton Park service, has operated in a parallel universe, where people just ask for things and public transport organisations deliver them promptly and efficiently.Now, thanks to massive disruption on the Thameslink line, they have rejoined the ...

Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson’s Ladywell Cemetery link

The news on May 24th 2018 that President Donald Trump had posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, for a’ racially motivated injustice’ when the Boxer was imprisoned in 1913 gives us this opportunity to reveal a fascinating historical cemetery link.Located at the apex of an inner pathway in Ladywell cemetery lies the ...

Hilly Fields CPZ proposed

Lewisham's neverendum on CPZ's continues. This time, the Council has proposed a zone that covers the back streets of Ladywell and a patch of the Brockley Conservation Area that runs from Hilly Fields to Lewisham Way down Tressillian Road.Mike writes:"Lewisham Council are consulting yet again for a Ladywell CPZ extension, calling it the 'Ladywell Study ...

Wild swimming comes to Lewisham

Our new Lewisham Mayor has pulled a rabbit out of the hat in first weeks in post.Beckenham Place Park will receive £440,000 of funding from the Mayor of London to create a wild swimming pool, as part of a major development project, which will be overseen by Brockley Councillor Sophie McGeevor. Lewisham Council explains:The award ...

Budgie, regard!

MISSING: My neighbour’s little boy’s much-loved budgie, Nelson. Last seen on Manwood Road. If you see or even hear him, please let us know. Thank you #SE4 #croftonpark #ladywell @BrockleyCentral pic.twitter.com/NAvgYKbpOV— Jenny Wood (@WoodyJen) May 20, 2018

Labour chooses Daby to fight Lewisham East election

Congratulations to @JanetDaby, Labour’s candidate for Lewisham East! pic.twitter.com/OdJ2mT3Lua— London Labour (@LondonLabour) May 19, 2018 Lewisham East has dodged a Momentum bullet. Janet Daby - the sensible, moderate, serious candidate on the Labour shortlist for the upcoming by-election - has been selected as their prospective MP.Daby likes talking about housing, health and education rather than ...

New timetable and more trains for Crofton Park

New trains come into service soonA completely new timetable will apply to Crofton Park trains from Sunday, May 20th.And since there is nothing harder and more confusing than trying to write about train timetables for a service you don't use, the Cinderella Line campaign for better rail services through Crofton Park has summarised it instead. ...

Maintenance Session this Saturday 19th May

We will be watering and topping up mulch to the new tree saplings this Saturday between 10.30 and 12.30. If you have a watering can, always handy to bring. We will meet by new tree plantings, on path from Bothy to the top of Vicars Hill.