04 September 2014


Forest Hill Fashion Week - Thursday 18th September - Sunday 21st September
Forest Hill Society Music Festival - Sunday, 21st September, Forest Hill Station
HOPFest - Saturday, 20th September

Forest Hill Society AGM - Wednesday 22nd October, Upstairs at The Hob (opposite Forest Hill station)

Forest Hill Ward Assembly: Tuesday, 16th September, Christian Fellowship Centre, Honor Oak Road (opposite Fairlawn school)
Perry Vale Ward Assembly: Tuesday, 30th September, 7pm, Kilmorie School, Kilmorie Road
Crofton Park Ward Assembly: Saturday, 18th October, 11am, St. Saviour Church on the corner of Brockley Rise and Herschell Road

Horniman Farmers’ Market - Every Saturday 9am-1:30pm at the bandstand

01 September 2014

Give a name to an Alpaca

26 August 2014

Planning Application: 110 Wood Vale

The Forest Hill Society have written to Lewisham Council objecting to the application to build seven houses at 110 Wood Vale.

The planning application (DC/14/88392) can be read at: http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_75239

Our main concerns were relating to poor Internal layout and daylight, unsuitable external amenity space, and over development of the site. Full details of the Forest Hill Society objection can be read here

Note: This application was withdrawn by the applicant on 23rd September

Road Improvements to Brockley Rise and Stondon Park

Lewisham Council has secured funding from Transport for London through the Local Improvement Plan to develop proposals for improving the public realm along various sections of the ‘Brockley Corridor’ - the main north-south route between the South Circular and Brockley Cross.

They are now consulting with local people in order to gain a better understanding of issues within the Corridor and potential for improvements, in order to inform more detailed designs.

Full document is available at http://lewisham-consult.objective.co.uk/file/3081917
And you can respond to the consultation at http://lewisham-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/regeneration/t/brockleycorridor

19 August 2014

Watercolour - at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

Suitable for the terrified and the gifted this is a uniquely inspiring course. Watercolour will be explored in the natural beauty of the reserve. Personalized and friendly tutoring will enable everyone to gain experience, confidence and direction. You will experiment; gather knowledge, and paintings as you progress.

New term Starts September 10th 2014
Wednesday evenings 7 – 10, Pay per class £8 or £80 per term. All day Saturday sessions to be confirmed.

Tea and coffee provided, anything stronger – bring your own!
Led by Artist Naomi Leake – A regular watercolour tutor for Tate Britain.

Some materials will be provided but please bring student quality paints and brushes.
To book a place and for more information on all classes contact naomi@naomileake.co.uk

12 August 2014

Mayow Park Community Day - sunday 31st August

In addition to the cricket fun, there will be the official opening of the new cafe, Brown and Green, in the Pavilion. However, unofficially it opened yesterday, so it is not too early to try it out and enjoy some time in Mayow Park.

31 July 2014

Lewisham Elders Resource Centre - Open Day

Saturday 9th August, 11:30am-3:30pm, Stanstead Lodge, 260 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1DD

There will be stalls with Bric a Brac, Cakes for sale, and an AUCTION of porcelain dolls and other items.

There will also be short demonstrations of Tai Chi - line dancing - Vista Reminiscence and their Choir. This will Start around 2.00pm to 2.30pm and all proceeding will be going back into the rebuilding funds for Stanstead Lodge which is a Grade ll listed building and urgently needs funding for its restoration.

29 July 2014

Honor Oak Pub - Reopening on 14th August

The Honor Oak Pub has announced their opening date:
 "The grand reveal will be on Thursday 14th August when we open our doors to everyone from 8pm with free canap├ęs and surprises at our preview night. 
Kitchen opens for bookings from Friday 15th August. Everyday from 10am"

15 July 2014

Public Invite: Forest Hill Town Centre design workshop - vision 2023

Open feedback session from 4-5pm this Saturday 19th July at 6 Havelock Walk (off London Road)

This Saturday the Forest Hill Society and SEE3 are organising a creative workshop for local architects and designers to develop ideas for improving Forest Hill Town Centre. At the end of the workshop there will be an open feedback session for the wider community to come and find out what we have been up to, to hear about the ideas, to ask questions, and input into our emerging town centre vision. 

The workshop is intentionally about looking broadly at the identity of the town centre, key sites (including the station, Perry Vale and Dartmouth Road) and any areas which could benefit from improvement or change.  Over the course of the day the teams attending will help define some of the problems in the town centre and start to develop creative ideas for solving some of them.  This workshop will be focusing on physical issues and spaces rather than building uses and what goes on inside of the buildings. 

The results of the workshop will be published over the summer and we hope they can be used to help support applications for funding to improve the town centre as well as encouraging private developers to make investments and improvements. 

Everyone involved in the day is volunteering their time to help Forest Hill and the town centre and we would really love to have wider support from the community.  If you have any questions please email hilary@fhsoc.com

Please come along between 4pm and 5pm and see what we come up with.

There are some background documents that might make useful reading:

Lewisham Council's 2003 Urban Design Framework for Forest Hill Town Centre (in three parts):

Forest Hill Ward Assembly funded 2010 Street Clutter report on the Town Centre.