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 ...

The FlixBus fightback begins

@LewishamCouncil Can you get this company sorted out? This is on the corner of Ashby road and Wickham Road. They are always parked here, it’s dangerous as well as illegal.@BrockleyCentral @MPSLewisham @FlixBus pic.twitter.com/X46vRzQE8R— Philos (@philos90) June 25, 2018#Flexibus it is against law to leave engine running while parked. Your driver refused to turn engine off ...

Lines on the Transpontine Madness – Brooklyn as South London?

I have been reading “The Boys of Summer” (1971) by Roger Kahn. Considered by many to be one of the great sports books, it focuses on the 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team who among other things broke down the colour bar in professional baseball in this period through the presence of the legendary Jackie Robinson. ...

Ladywell Baths: The Movie

The Lewisham Buildings Preservation Trust write:Ladywell Baths comes back to life in this short film by local filmmaker, David Stock, in collaboration with Lewisham Buildings Preservation Trust.Historic, grade II listed building, Ladywell Baths, and the recollections of people who have passed through its doors over the past century, will be commemorated in a new, short ...

Lewisham-led schools: Primary good, Secondary bad

Lewisham Council-run primaries have squeaked into the top 20 best-performing schools in England at Key Stage Two, in a new research produced by the Education Policy Institute.The independent research group found that Lewisham's schools were among the country's best once factors including prior attainment of pupils and levels of disadvantage were taken into account. The ...

The Hilly Fields Summer Fayre 2018

Deadline approaching for 2018/19 planting – SUNDAY 1st JULY

 SUNDAY 1ST JULYPlease note this deadline for requests to plant street trees in the coming winter 2018/19, anywhere in the borough of Lewisham. To avoid disappointment please register your interest here before the date OR get in touch immediately by email atinfo@streettreesforliving.org

Tree Trunk Love on Hilly Fields

'I pray you mar no more trees by writing love-songs on their barks'(Shakespeare, As You Like It)I would agree with the Bard as far as living trees are concerned, but you can't really object to the ancient practice of carving names on a dead tree trunk like this one in Hilly Fields.

Brockley Streets

Let's Push Things Forward: The Streets exists to fight this kind of abuseBrockley Streets is a new community campaign group dedicated to improving local roads for pedestrians and cyclists.By encouraging better road design and re-routing traffic, The Streets want to stop cars prangin' out or squeezing down roads that don't fit but they know it. ...