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Festive fun and fundraising at Christmas Fayre hosted by volunteers at New Cross People’s Library

Festive fun and fundraising at Christmas Fayre hosted by volunteers at New Cross People’s Library

Lewisham volunteers hosted a Christmas Fayre at New Cross People’s Library to offer locals festive entertainment and raise funds to sustain the running of the community-led library service. The event on Sunday was opened by Brockley ward Councillor Jimi Adefiranye, who came along to show his support.…

Ongoing Centerprise dispute to go to court

Ongoing Centerprise dispute to go to court

A new court date has been set to settle an ongoing lease dispute between Hackney Council and the community centre.…

Brockley’s largest Christmas market to date

Brockley’s largest Christmas market to date

A Brockley charity staged their largest Christmas market to date, attracting crowds of over 800 festive shoppers.…

Reading as therapy: the power of the written word for one group

Reading as therapy: the power of the written word for one group

Standing in front of a small audience, a woman clears her throat and apologises for being nervous, before adding: “If you had told me a year ago that I would be up here today reading to all of you, I would have said ‘no way, no way.’” She then began…

Drop in library lending due to technical hitches

Drop in library lending due to technical hitches

Figures for Blackheath library seem to show a ten fold drop in loans compared to last year with only 572 loans recorded instead of the 5044 in 2010 when the library was still in council ownership.…

School choir sings carols to raise money for charity

School choir sings carols to raise money for charity

A local school choir performed Christmas songs for local shoppers today to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.…

Upper Norwood Library under threat as Croydon councillors plan to end their share of funding

Upper Norwood Library under threat as Croydon councillors plan to end their share of funding

The battle to stop the closure of Upper Norwood Library reached a climax when Conservative councillors said they would end their share of funding for the library next March. The library is the last surviving jointly-funded independent library in England. It  sits on the border between Croydon and Lambeth. The…

Festive fundraiser to save Old St Mary’s Church

Festive fundraiser to save Old St Mary’s Church

A local group of famous actors and musicians will perform on Saturday at Old St Mary’s Church to help save the 400-year-old church from closing.…

Lewisham youth and community centre is facing closure after 34 years due to losing Council funding

Lewisham youth and community centre is facing closure after 34 years due to losing Council funding

A community centre may be forced to close after losing its funding from Lewisham Council. Lewisham Way Youth and Community Centre, which has been running for 34 years, now has until the end of March to find alternate sources of funding. The council says the centre did not “meet all…

Demolition of Jewish hospital to go ahead

Demolition of Jewish hospital to go ahead

The demolition of the last surviving Jewish maternity hospital, Mother Levy’s, will go ahead this month despite opposition from campaigners and councillors, it was announced this week.…