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National Recycling Week: Where to recycle your waste

National Recycling Week: Where to recycle your waste

As part of national Recycling Week Lewisham Council has joined with local authorities across the UK to encourage residents to pay more attention to recycling. Recycling Week, which runs from 22-28 June 2015, celebrates with a ‘recycling around the home’ theme. The goal is to encourage residents to pay closer…

Site for creative New Cross start-ups launched

Site for creative New Cross start-ups launched

A new plan to create a site for start up creative enterprises in New Cross has been launched by Goldsmiths, University of London. Goldsmiths has entered into a partnership with the pioneering firm Meanwhile Space to establish a hub for creative start-ups at 302 to 312 New Cross Road, properties…

Locals encouraged to improve their fitness by volunteering

Locals encouraged to improve their fitness by volunteering

A Forest Hill park is to become the next focus of attention for Lewisham conservation volunteers Nature’s Gym. The group has temporarily moved from Grove Park Nature Reserve in Baring Road, to Albion Millennium Green, in Forest Hill. The move is a seasonal relocation. Later in the year, the group will…

Lewisham police station participates in Open Day

Lewisham police station participates in Open Day

Lewisham Police station will host its annual Family Open Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday on Lewisham High Street, outside the station. One of the officers from the station, Police Sergeant John Biddle said: “We hold it because it is important the police and local community work…

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

Forest Hill coffee house expands evening menu

St. David Coffee House, based in Forest Hill, is not a typical coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. In addition, at weekends it serves cheese and wine, while there is Singaporean food on Thursdays. It is also an art gallery and a home to community events. And now it has expanded…

Hackney and Lewisham rank third for eviction notices

Hackney and Lewisham rank third for eviction notices

Residents in Hackney and Lewisham are the third most at risk in the country of losing their homes through debt, according to the charity Shelter. One in 45 households in Hackney or Lewisham were faced with possession claims last year, according to a new ‘hotspots’ list. Croydon and Tower Hamlets…

Lewisham’s Peregrine Falcons become parents again

Lewisham’s  Peregrine Falcons become parents again

A pair of Peregrine Falcons that have made their home on the roof of a Lewisham building are raising a family of chicks for the sixth year in a row, delighting local birdwatchers. The birds’ nest is located on the roof of the former CitiBank building on  Molesworth Street outside…

First female commander of Lewisham police

First female commander of Lewisham police

Chief Superintendent Kate Halpin has been appointed Borough Commander of Lewisham. She becomes the first female to hold the position in the borough. Halpin joined forces with Metropolitan Police Services in 1990, to Carter Street Division in the areas of Walworth and Camberwell. Halpin said: “In being appointed the Borough…

Society recreates Brockley picture taken during WWI

Society recreates Brockley picture taken during WWI

How have the demographics of Brockley changed in nearly 100 years? That is what the Brockley Society hopes to answer with its “Brockley: Then and Now” event on 19 July.  “We found this photo in the archive,” Brockley Society chairwoman Clare Cowen said about the photograph taken 4 August 1918…

London Velo in Deptford joins ‘bike café’ trend

London Velo in Deptford joins ‘bike café’ trend

London Velo in Deptford is next to join the ‘bike café’ trend where coffee is combined with cycle repair and trade. The café opens on 29 May and welcomes all cyclists, from hardcore riders in lycra to complete beginners. Steve McMillan, co-owner of the café, emphasises that the café will…