27 May 2013
24 May 2013
Lewisham Council has teamed up with Forest Hill business Cyclehoop to adopt their bike locker scheme; a service providing secure residential bike parking for a small annual fee.
They are currently in the stage of selecting a couple of locations to trial the bike lockers. They want to place the lockers in the locations of the greatest demand so if you are interested in having a bike locker near your home, please complete the form or email Peter.Stunell@lewisham.gov.uk with your suggestion.
Please note that they are not looking to locate these near the stations. These are intended for current cyclists and people who would like to cycle, but do not because they have nowhere to store a bike. The lockers are made from galvanized steel with a lockable, gas sprung door and perforated side panels, offering residents safe and effective outside cycle storage to protect their bicycles from tough weather conditions and vandalism. Each hanger can store up to six bicycles and will take up half a parking space if located on the street.
Lewisham has not yet decided on a charging scheme, but other Boroughs charge £42 per year per bike with a refundable £25 key deposit. Local residents will be consulted before a final decision is taken on where to install the lockers.
Forest Hill School will be hosting a family learning event on Saturday 26th October 2013 aimed at engaging with the parents/carers, children and young people (including extended family members) attending primary or secondary schools in west Lewisham or living in the Borough. The event will run from 10am to 4pm.
They would like to invite local groups (or individuals) to apply to take part in this event! For no charge, you can promote your services directly to a family audience by delivering a workshop of your choice. This is a valuable opportunity to show off the exciting opportunities that each organisation can offer, and hopefully build relationships that will lead to future work. The event's title and theme is ‘Connected’, referencing the connections between learning, achievement and well-being and families, generations and communities that the event aims to highlight and foster.
Forest Hill School aims to select a broad range of workshops covering both art and non-art subject areas, representing provision available across the formal and informal learning sectors. To register your interest, please email email@example.com by 5pm Friday 7th June 2013 to obtain an expressions of interest form.
23 May 2013
Just a reminder that the Green Oak Carpentry project is in full swing at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve and they're looking for people to get involved.
Great progress has been made over the last couple of Sundays, but this bank holiday weekend is the big push. They will be there from 10.30 to 4.30 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday so if you have a couple of hours to spare, or a whole day, pop along and get stuck in - learn how to cut and shape the essential joints in Green-Oak construction, all free. Tools and tuition are provided.
22 May 2013
Judgement Day is on Tuesday 9th July and this time, with the success of the Edible High Road, we want Forest Hill town centre to look really outstanding.
The Forest Hill Society gardening group has been working hard this year. We’ve created vibrant large new planters at the entrance to the station, replaced and replenished the central beds under the trees in the forecourt, extended our planting to the boxes in front of Dartmouth Road’s Job Centre and have had a deal of success in encouraging local businesses to “green up” their frontages. And climbing roses and honeysuckle are now draping gracefully over the railings above the upgraded underpass. But with more volunteers we can go that extra half mile and put on a really great sh
So....Forest Hillers, help to make your neighbourhood bloom by volunteering a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon, 9th June. After all, it is your neighbourhood.
If you are interested in helping out or would like to be kept in touch with other opportunities to help make Forest Hill bloom, email firstname.lastname@example.org
14 May 2013
Up coming talks include:
Western Polynesian Food and Drink: Acts of Power by Dr Andy Mills, 21st May
Polish food: Memories in deportation and exile by Dr Monica Janoski, 11th June
Behind the Scenes: Pacific Northwest Coast Potlatch by Dr Robert Storrie, Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman, 13th June
Hot Spice Gingerbread and Edible Symbols by Dr Kaori O'Connor, 25th June
Stories of cheese-making told by its tools by Professor Harry West, 23rd July
More details on these events from http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/type/19/date/2013-05-10/interval/74
09 May 2013
I am writing to let you know about travel disruption in the Forest Hill area, while Thames Water carries out emergency repairs on a collapsed sewer. This will start from 21:00 tonight and is expected to last several days.
The A205 London Road will be restricted to one lane in both directions at the junction with Devonshire Road, outside Forest Hill station. There will be no right turn from the A205 London Road into Dartmouth Road. Road users are advised to avoid the area.
Bus routes 176 and 197 will be diverted via Sydenham Hill and Kirkdale and will not serve London Road, Forest Hill station and Dartmouth Road. Customers are advised to use nearby stops in Lordship Lane or Kirkdale.
To check for future updates on the roadworks, please visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk
08 May 2013
Enter at 28a Wynell Road or Holland Drive (off Queenswood Road SE23)
- Plants, crafts, nearly new & vintage goods, home-made jams, chutneys & preserves for sale.
- Children’s activities.
- Gardening tips and seed sowing activities provided by South London Master Gardeners.
- Refreshments, & home made cakes.
- Live music.
- Wander round the nature reserve and the food-growing garden, or just sit and enjoy the refreshments!
- Entry £1 or 50p concessions