Ladywell Fields river clean-up this weekend

Rob writes:As it’s going to be a wonderful weekend you might want to publicise the Ladywell Fields river clean-up on Sunday, 22 April.I have been to probably 20 of these over the years and I can honestly say they are great fun - an opportunity to do some useful volunteer work whilst enjoying a different view ...

Friendly Gardening

Friendly Gardens needs some love and affection

Soc seeks ten to tend St John’s strip

Chairman of the St John's Society, Roger Lewis writes:One of our Society's planned projects is to turn the unkept section of land on St. John’s vale, adjacent to the station car park and below Cliff Terrace, into a landscaped green area. We are now in a position to apply for a licence from Network Rail to ...

Campaign group wants to create new Brockley nature reserve

Campaign group The Fourth Reserve Trust exists to create a nature reserve along the Brockley railway cutting. They are campaigning to protect the ancient woodland next to the Crofton Park scout hut, which has been granted 'Asset of Community Value' status. They write:The scout hut, situated on Courtrai Road, is on a strip of land ...

Creative writing classes new and old

Another opportunity for Brockley writers to hone their skills... David Bottomley writes:This will be my eighth season of running the Jack Writers Workshop At the Brockley Jack Theatre and this year we have designed a brand new course for playwrights and those wishing to try their hand at writing for the stage. We are now ...

The Brockley Christmas Market 2017

Last month, I ran into one of the members of the Brockley Cross Action Group, who had moved away from the area, realised the terrible mistake he'd made, and moved back. He was busy weeding and trimming the plants in the Brockley Station garden, which the group created.The garden and the wider Coulgate Street masterplan ...

Write & Shine

Gemma writes:Join us for a Write & Shine morning writing workshop in Brockley on 26 September (8.45am-10.15am). £15 including a lovely hot drink!We'll meet at Pistachios in the Park in Hilly Fields. It's a beautiful spot for a couple of hours writing, with good coffee, fine cakes & floor-to-ceiling windows offering a view of the ...

The Luxmore Gardens Picnic, September 16

The Friends of Luxmore Gardens is a new organisation formed to celebrate and enhance Luxmore Gardens, the pretty but occasionally sepulchral park sandwiched between Rokeby and Malpas Roads. The Friends write:Please come to our first ever community Picnic in the Park with music, kids activities and  free cake.Have your say on what you want to ...

Training centre for self-build homes in Ladywell

Ted, a trustee of self-build group RUSS, writes:A crowd funding initiative has been launched to help raise £57,000 to build London’s first training facility for would-be community self-builders. The innovative building will be constructed in Ladywell, Lewisham on part of the land set aside for a new 33 home affordable self-build housing project.The project is ...

The BrocSoc BBQ, July 7

Tomorrow, from 7pm at the Stone Circle on Hilly Fields, BrocSoc will have be hosting a BBQ for Summer Fayre volunteers. Anyone interested in getting involved with the group is welcome. Bring your own food to cook on their legendarily massive grill.