45 Lewisham parks in 12 seconds

We walked all 45 Lewisham Parks in one day. Featuring @cornish_jack, @oliverhp, @robynbobyn_x & @katiemaem.@LewishamCouncil @damienegan @Ian_C_Thomas @BrockleyCentral @NewsShopper @DanRavenEllison @SouthLondonClub @Ramblers_London @SthLondonPress @Transpontine @lewishamledger pic.twitter.com/FUoFabSU3z— Jack Cornish (@cornish_jack) July 2, 2018

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 ...

Friendly Gardening

Friendly Gardens needs some love and affection

Lewisham parks top London ranking

Lewisham may lack a spectacular showpiece park, but its greenspaces have nonetheless finished joint-first in the inaugural Good Parks for London report, produced by independent charity Parks for London.The ranking compares the London boroughs' parks, based on ten different criteria, ranging from public satisfaction to their role in hosting public events. Lewisham came top with Southwark ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mountsfield Park cafe plan seeks Greater Brockley support

An artist's impression of the new cafeThe Friends of Mountsfield Park in Catford are trying to rally support for their scheme for a new cafe, which risk being blocked by the Council, despite the fact that the group stepped in to rescue the situation when the Council's own plans fell through. They say:We have been ...

Friends of Fordham Park SE14

Its the annual general meeting tonight (Wednesday 10th February) of the Friends of Fordham Park, from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Moonshot Centre in the park. If you want to get involved in caring for this oasis off the New Cross Road, come along.Fordham Park is not one of those London  parks that ...

Brenchley Gardens Winter Wonderland

Brenchley Gardens is a beautiful sliver of parkland that runs between Camberwell New Cemetery and Aquarius Golf Club, at the south western extremity of Greater Brockley.If you've never explored it, then the Brenchley Gardens Winter Wonderland on December 19th (12-5pm) is a good excuse to have a look.The event itself will feature all the usual ...

Residents seek to block Luxmore Gardens homes

Local residents have launched a campaign to stop developers building on land adjoining Luxmore Gardens, off Malpas Road. They object to the residential development on the basis that it will loom too large over the park and that construction work will prove disruptive.An application has been lodged for:"The construction of 3 three storey, three bedroom terrace ...