Join the rebellion – fight the Death of Star Canteen

Lewisham Council-backed pop-up restaurant the Catford Canteen is closing. Funding for the project is due to finish at the end of this month and the canteen is due to close, despite its popularity.However, the Council owns the premises it uses and Canteen-superfan Helena thinks it's time to lobby the Council to extend its support, at ...

The 1940s House

Yet another reason to visit Catford

Homes Under the Hammer – it’s a wild Catford

BBC show 'Homes Under the Hammer' this week featured a house up for auction in Catford, to be precise on the Corbett Estate. They mentioned that the Estate was developed by a Quaker, as indeed once explained at Walking Hither Green:'The eastern half of SE6 is all about the Corbett Estate. The street plan leaps ...

Catford Plan scrapped

Why would I want to root for a winner? I am a champion of the underdog. In the Space Race, I supported Mexico! My favourite Destiny's Child is the Other Two! When I get a lap dance, I root for the stripper's dad! I'm telling you... the underdog! The little guy!- Auggie SmithCatford just can't ...

Mountsfield Park goes edible in major makeover

Lewisham Council writes:Mountsfield Park in Catford is the latest park in Lewisham to be awarded funding from the Mayor of London’s ‘Pocket Parks’ initiative and will shortly undergo a major programme to transform the upper area of the park.Lewisham Council, working alongside the Friends of Mountsfield Park, has been awarded £35,000 from the Greater London ...

Free parking this Christmas for Small Business Saturday

Lewisham Council writes:Lewisham Council is to offer free car parking on three Saturdays in the run up to Christmas.Shoppers will be able to park for free all day in all council-run car parks in Blackheath, Catford, Deptford, Forest Hill, Lewisham and Sydenham on Saturday 7, 14 and 21 December.The start of the free parking offer ...

The Catford Canteen

Lewisham Council writes:This autumn an exciting new indoor dining experience will be opening its doors in the heart of Catford. The weekly Catford Canteen will launch over two nights on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October and will be hosted by underground dining specialists Basement Galley, who will bring a touch of their culinary mastery ...

Ladywell Fields User Group AGM

The LFUG annual jamboree is on Tuesday 15 October, 7.30pm in The Council Chamber at Catford Town Hall.There will be presentations about the Catford Stadium redevelopment plans and the Secret Gardens project. The User Group also has two elected positions - Chair & Treasurer and Secretary. Tony Rich has served as Chair, and Robert Sheppard ...

5-a-side players needed

Chris writes:Last year's call for local 5-a-side footballers on Brockley Central met with huge success. However, due to the popularity of fatherhood we're falling low in numbers again. Anybody out there interested in 60 minutes of 5-a-side football with a group of ageing has-beens should get in touch. We play on the pitches at Catford ...

Sunken Master

Lucy writes:I go to a really brilliant adult/teenager swimming lesson down at St Dunstan's school pool on Mondays at 8.15-9.15pm.The coach is an ex Olympic guy and he's amazing. The class is quiet as they have changed venue and lost some swimmers. I just wanted to help them try and get more people as they ...