Festiball, July 15

Crofton Park Ryan writes:"I’m hosting a family fun day and a dads football tournament down at St Dunstan’s in Catford called Festiball. It’s an urban fete with stalls of kids clothes, toys, books and local crafts."Then there’ll be a bakeoff competition judged by a local VIP. We’ll have big family picnic while the dads play ...

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 ...

AFC Lewisham

AFC Lewisham is a Charter Standard football club based in Ladywell. Formed in 2012, it is a Sunday youth football club providing playing opportunities for local children. They are looking for more players. Chris writes:My son has recently joined AFC Lewsiham Under 7’s football team, and we need a 2/3 more players for a good ...

Zumba in Telegraph Hill

Free with donation this Friday evening at the Centre. Zumba zumba zumba! pic.twitter.com/Xv0P1pPxK1— telegraphhillcentre (@telegraphhillc1) September 11, 2017

The Ladywell 10000M

BCer Richard writes:Next Sunday there will be six 10km track races as part of a racing festival at the running track in Ladywell Fields, with the first race at 3pm and the final race at 7:30pm.The races will get progressively faster during the day. Each race is going to be very competitive with pace makers ...

The Ladywell Pétanque League

Ryan writes:I was hoping that you may be able to help me try and gather together anyone who uses the Pétanque facilities in Ladywell fields behind the bowling greens.I have been playing pétanque there for the last year but the courses are becoming unusably overgrown. I'd love to set up a local Pétanque group/league to ...

Power serve problem delays Ladywell tennis plan

A plan to create a major floodlit tennis facility in Ladywell Fields is being held up by UK Power Networks, who haven't hooked up the site yet. Lewisham Council's Andy Thomas explains:"We are still waiting on the power supply to be installed by UK Power Networks but in the meantime we don’t want to keep ...

Medals for Lewisham’s Kent AC in London Marathon

Media coverage of the London Marathon tends to concentrate on either the international elite runners of the very front or the fancy dress charity runners further back.In between are the many serious club runners running for personal bests and at the faster end competing for both the English and British Marathon Championships, which are held ...

Two fundraisers

Two local fundraising projects to tell you about...Leaf & GrooveLeaf & Groove will take a long-disused shop space in Forest Hill and turn it into something wonderful. A second hand bookshop of distinction, also selling vinyl, donating profits to the community library scheme. Not only that, but also an underground lounge space for secret meetings ...

From the Big Time to Arsenal

BT Sport will screen a documentary about the careers of two people who put the Great in Greater Brockley - Ian Wright and David Rocastle."From Brockley to the Big Time" will screen on April 1. For details, click here.