TfL rules out Lewisham Way Bakerloo station

According to 853, TfL has ruled out the idea of incorporating a St John's or Lewisham Way station into the Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham, which will open next decade.I had no idea this was even thought a possibility, but now it isn't. Which makes more sense. However, 853 notes:[TfL says] that existing plans to ...

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 ...

Ashmead School expansion plans revealed

A visualisation of the Lewisham Way elevationThe application for the expansion of Ashmead School is now available on the Lewisham Council website. The proposal is for:"Construction of a three storey school building (use class D1) at Lewisham Way frontage of Ashmead Primary School, Ashmead Road SE8, to facilitate an increase from 1 to 2 forms ...

Number 50 Friendly Street, Friendly Street

@BrockleyCentral a new shop serving coffee, treats and bites has opened in St Johns/South Deptford. Worth a mention! @no50friendly pic.twitter.com/fNln4oeszR— Tom Forman (@TomFormanUK) November 1, 2017 Exit Swiftkill, enter Number 50 Friendly Street. Opening next week, the replacement for the pest control office promises to be a classic cafe, with plenty of tea and cake.St ...

DfT muses on Cannon Street, Victoria or Charing X-only service for South Eastern trains

Joe writes:The DfT has launched a consultation about South East London train services and seems to be suggesting that the routes through Lewisham and Deptford might in future only terminate at Cannon Street although very little detail is given. The document says:"There would be a limit to the improvements that could be made to the ...

Thameslink works cause St John’s headache

Martin writes:We are having a nightmare in St. Johns with the ongoing railway work. Network Rail have converted the woodland area opposite the station into a works depot for the broader Thameslink project. They have done this without planning permission and consultation.For those of us living around it, it has become a noisy 24 hour ...

The Brookill pub & kitchen, 65 Cranbrook Road

The Brookmill pub in St John's is now open. Looks great. Click here for details and let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoying opening night at our new neighbourhood local, @thebrookmillpub pic.twitter.com/5jCzKgYqGL— David Green (@itsdavegreen) August 30, 2016

Brookmill Pub reopens on August 30th

The Brookmill Pub on the St John's / Deptford border will open its doors on August 30th. They are planning to open to minimal fanfare, with a view to staging a proper launch in September.The pub has undergone a major refurbishment from its new owners (who also run The Great North Wood in West Norwood). ...

The St John’s Manifesto

Oliver Lewis writes:'On Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm the St. John's Society and Vicky Foxcroft MP are hosting a rail summit to tackle the Pandora's box of issues emanating from our rail service at present. Eg. the 8.03 service from St. John's was on time just 11% of time over the past three months; seldom ...

Brockley CPZ plan rejected but go-ahead for St Johns

Last November, the Council launched a large consultation, covering multiple areas of the borough, proposing Controlled Parking Zones, including one that would have radiated out from Brockley Station and another to cover the whole of St Johns.The Brockley consultation produced an 80% "against" result, and the official report comments that:"The only streets in favour were Coulgate ...