28 February 2023

Spring Events around Forest Hill

Ward Assemblies

Ward Assemblies are being held across SE23 over the next month giving you an opportunity to discuss local issues with neighbours and councillors.

Crofton Park
Tuesday, 28th February, 7.00 pm
Ackroyd Community Centre
More details here 

Perry Vale
Thursday, 2nd March, 6.00 pm
More details here 

Forest Hill
Thursday, 23rd March, 7.30 pm
More details here

Controlled Parking Coming to Your Area Soon?

Lewisham Council are currently consulting on a CPZ for the whole of Crofton Park ward and this is expected to be followed by similar consulations for Perry Vale and, eventually for Forest Hill ward.

The Forest Hill Society is encouraging residents who live, work, learn or shop in or around Honor Oak Park and Crofton Park to comment on these proposals by completing the survey at https://pclengagement-hub.co.uk/en-GB/projects/stapi
Please bear in mind you will be asked different questions depending on whether you live on a road directly impacted or on roads outside the area (which may also be indirectly impacted).

Friends of Honor Oak have shared some useful thoughts on the consultation and the impact of the CPZ.

Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum

The Bell Green Neighbour Forum is still in its initial set up phase and will be meeting next on Saturday 25th March at Sydenham Library from 11am.

Bell Green is likely to see much change over the next few years, not least a planning application that has been submitted for 261 new residential units on the site of the old gas holders,including blocks up to 15 storeys high. You can view and comment on this application at https://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_117736

Further applications are expected in the near future for more residential development around Bell Green.

Friends of Baxter Field Planting Day
Sunday 5th March - 11am

Friends of Baxter Field have 50 new saplings to plant, thanks to the Mayor's Trees for London programme. They'll be filling in the gaps in the hedgerow round the playground, as well as planting in the woods. Plus giving the park a tidy up in preparation for Spring.

Come along, bring your wellies, gardening gear and willingness to help!

More information here.

Nature Reserve Open Days

As we move into spring it is great to be reminded that we can spend time in nature close to home:

  •     Sydenham Woods
  •     Horniman Nature Trail
  •     Dacres Wood Nature Reserve is open on the last Saturday of every month.
  •     Devonshire Road Nature Reserve is open on the last Sunday of every month.
  •     Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is open on the third Saturday of every month.