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 ...

Crofton Park Christmas Tree Transformed

Every year the #CroftonPark tree is an embarrassment - so well done locals who took matters into their own hands and guerilla decorated it last night! @BrockleyCentral pic.twitter.com/TocQSV17St— Jenny Wood (@WoodyJen) December 20, 2017 Finally, the big society steps up!After years of suffering under the dead hand of Lewisham Council, which each December provides the ...

Crofton Park train campaigners aim high

Michael from the Cinderella Line campaign group, which campaigns for better train services through Crofton Park, writes:Thameslink have proposed to run four trains to Crofton Park every hour at the weekend, which is great, but they are suggesting we'll have to wait until December 2018. Bah! Humbug! We think that's way too long to wait.In ...

Coming soon: Grounds and Grapes

The store front in HOPGrounds and Grapes is a new coffee shop and bar that's taking shape in Honor Oak (41 Honor Oak Park). They've been recruiting for a chef and have launched a holding website.To follow them on Instagram, click here.

Brockley Deli Break-In

Send us love ❤️ please! Shaken pic.twitter.com/YhowCTJlD2— thebrockleydeli (@thebrockleydeli) December 12, 2017 The lovely Brockley Deli has suffered an attack this afternoon. So if you were wondering where to buy something nice this evening, you now know where to go.

Brockley Christmas Mystery #1

Mary writes:I am trying to trace a friend of my mother's, who we last heard of living in Brockley some years ago. My mother is 90 and her friend is Lil (Lilian A) Clarke (nee Champion). I'd love to put the two ladies in touch again for a phone chat, if it is at all ...

Christmas at St Hilda’s

St Hilda's Church is on Brockley Road in Crofton Park, just past the Brockley Jack

Winter Meeting

We are starting our winter meeting, at 7pm tomorrow evening, so we can be away by 8.30pm. Venue: Cafe in Hilly Fields. The minutes will be posted shortly. It is an open meeting, and if you can’t make it you can forward any pertinent issues so we can bring them up with Glendale. FOHF minutes ...

Snow on Nunhead Scouts Memorial

Snow in Nunhead Cemetery today, here on the scouts memorial. This is the burial place of eight boy scouts aged 11 to 14 from the 2nd Walworth troop who were drowned on 3 August 1912 when their boat capsized at Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey. Among those who survived was Edward Beckham, great grandfather of ...

The Balkanisation of Brockley

The proposed new boundariesThe deadline to participate in the Boundary Commission for England's consultation about Brockley's future place on the electoral map is December 11.To recap, the proposal is to lump the northern end of Brockley in to a new constituency called Greenwich and Deptford, while Crofton Park becomes part of Dulwich and Sydenham and ...