Time is a flat circle

I've been sent two mysterious local circumferences that need explanation. The former is presumably the temporal shadow of the Hilly Fields bandstand, but what's the latter?David asks: "I recently discovered that some of the shapes on Hilly Fields are the outlines of huts from WW2 but what is the rather large circle?"Any ideas what this ...

Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund we’ll be taking a ‘Walk on The Wild Side’

This spring we were busy planning a new project to involve more children and their families in the natural beauty of the park. So we are absolutely thrilled to receive the letter from the Big Lottery Fund, informing us that our grant application was successful. From September we’ll be planning our initial events with Chelwood ...

Watering emergency! What you can do

WATERING EMERGENCY! WHAT YOU CAN DOSome of our street trees are in danger. If you notice any that you think need watering, please let us know straight away at info@streettreesforliving.com. We sent a reminder last week to our guardians and supporters, but it may be useful to anyone responsible for the life of trees below five years old ...

‘South London and Negro Emancipation’ – 1863 anti-Slavery meeting at the Elephant & Castle

Events in the last few years have reminded us that there is still a lot of unfinished business from the American Civil War. The flag of the defeated Southern states is still a rallying point for racists, and since the start of the Black Lives Matters movement Confederate statues have been a  renewed focus of ...

Purple Rain on Coulgate Street

WWI Meadow 2018

With thanks to funds raised from our farmers’ market (every second Saturday of the month 10-3pm) we purchased fresh seed for the WWI meadow. Although rather lacking in poppies, the cornflowers have put on a good show. Poppies and cornflowers have become the symbols of the 1914-1918 war. But just like the British Poppy, the ...

Woodland Trust Tree Saplings.

We were lucky enough to receive tree saplings from the woodland trust this year and had a fantastic turn out for our planting session at Easter. We welcomed the turn in weather and down pours, but now with the longest hot spell since 1976, we are having to do lots of watering. The planting will ...

Breakspears Mews Summer

BrocSoc calls community meeting to discuss Ashby Mews developments

Brockley Society Public Meeting - Ashby Mews – Gates and ResurfacingThursday 19 July 7.30pmMyatt Garden School, Rokeby Road, SE4 1DFFeelings have been running high about developments in Ashby Mews. BrocSoc has called a public meeting to discuss the issue. They say:Locked gates recently installed at the Ashby Road end of Ashby Mews, SE4, followed byresurfacing ...

The Mantle Road Summer Street Party, July 8

The waterintobeer party organisers say:Brockley's West Side will be hosting a summer party this Sunday, with beer/homebrew shop waterintobeer and newly revamped restaurant Norbert joining forces for the first time.The Mantle Road bash will include a barbecue, live music… and of course, beer! Owners Tim and Helen (wib) and Luca (Norbert) look forwarding to welcoming ...