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28 February 2016

A decade in the life of the Forest Hill Society

2006
  • April  - Proposal for Forest Hill Society on se23.com
  • May - First meeting of the steering committee
  • October - First public meeting and elections. Michael Abrahams elected chairman.
  • 2006-2009 - Campaigning to save the pools 
  • 2006-2010 - Campaigning to keep train services

2007
  • February - History walk attracts 90 people
  • June - 23 Club launched - visiting local restaurants
  • August - Surprise listing of Louise House
  • October - Peter Irby becomes chairman

2008
  • January - First Burns Night celebration
  • July - Swimming pool rebuild confirmed
  • October - 200th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Croydon Canal
  • December - last direct trains to Charing Cross

2009
  • May - Tidy up in Albion Millennium Green leading to a new lease of life for the green
  • October - Richard Hibbert becomes chairman

2010
  • February - Tyson Road development public inquiry (we lose to the best planning barrister in the country)
  • May - First trains run on Overground
  • December - Pop-up events around the high street 

2011
  • March - Forest Hill In Bloom begins with planting at the station
  • April - Royal wedding is an excuse for an early taste of a pub at the post office

2012
  • February - Swings for Horniman Triangle from Society bid to ward assembly
  • March - First Food Fair at the station
  • July - Forest Hill and Sydenham win funding from the Portas Pilot scheme (later to be SEE3)
  • September - Forest Hill pool reopens!
  • September & December - Two food fair traders open shops on the High Street (Aga’s Little Deli and The Butchery)
  • September - Helped form Friends of Dacres Wood

2013
  • January - Joined march to save Lewisham A&E
  • May - First Edible High Road in Forest Hill
  • June - Subway cladding and lighting installed
  • December - Final food fair as a weekly market is established in Horniman Gardens
  • December - Michael Abrahams is back as Forest Hill Society chairman 

2014
  • April - Street piano is installed at Forest Hill station by SEE3 and the Forest Hill Society
  • July - Design workshop re-imagines the town centre
  • September - Free concert at the station as part of Forest Hill Fashion Week
  • December - First five carriage trains on Overground





2015
  • October - Campaign to prevent Forest Hill library being downgraded to a community library

2016
  • Improvements to Dartmouth Road public highway

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