Hither Green Christmas Trees & Christmas Market!

Shop Hither Green This Christmas!
Hither Green Christmas Market
Sunday 12 December at St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Road SE13 6RW.

Christmas in Hither Green isn’t quite complete without the buzz and bustle of a Christmas Market, and while the large FUSS Fair along Staplehurst Road won’t be taking place this year, there will still be opportunities to buy locally made gifts from designers and crafters.

If you are a Lewisham maker, baker or designer you can register now for a stall at the Hither Green Christmas Market.

Register for a stall now!


Buy a Real Christmas Tree this year!

Buy a Hither Green Community Christmas Tree !

For the 9th year the Hither Green community Association will be selling beautiful, freshly cut Nordman Fir trees to our community. 

They are available in small, large and extra large and  are competitively priced.  As ever, each tree sold helps fund more street trees for Hither Green. These are community Christmas trees sold by local residents! 

You can  buy securely online  or come along and buy in person at the Hither Green Christmas Market on Sunday 12 December at St Swithun’s Hall. 

Visit the Hither Green Christmas Tree Shop

Hither Green Open Meeting-Tuesday evening

Join us! Tuesday 2 November at the Hither Green Baptist Church on Radford Road. 
Time- 7-9pm

New Intake for The Hither Green Community Association.
The HGCA is a long-standing community group and we are looking for lots more residents to take an active role in making changes in our neighbourhood. We will be recruiting and welcoming new members at the meeting as well as discussing Christmas events and  upcoming projects for Hither Green.
Come along, find out what we have going on, and bring your own ideas!

Also On The Agenda:

  • Improving Hither Green Lane and Springbank Road.
  • Helping to decide how to spend  £300,000 of new community spending for our Ward.  

PLUS we will have Lewisham Central Councillors and Councol Officers at the meeting. Come along and say hello!
regards, 

The Hither Green Community Association

Lewisham Central Assembly: Lockdown Experiences

Lewisham’s Ward Assemblies are beginning to look at ways Assembly meetings can be restarted. The Lewisham Central Councillor team is putting together a newsletter for their ward to share stories as a means of documenting what we have all been through, and to bring the community together (figuratively for the time being).

Your Lockdown Experience

Local amenity groups are being asked to collate a page or two of stories and experiences from local people. do consider submitting a short piece about your Lockdown experience.

Tell people about:

– Homeschooling and keeping children occupied,
– Being a keyworker and working through Lockdown;
– Rediscovering your garden or your bike;
– Volunteering with mutual aid groups;
– Supporting staff at Lewisham Hospital and local residential homes;
– Establishing a bubble and support networks to combat loss, isolation and loneliness.

We will look to represent a range of experiences. Please submit your piece to: Chair@ourhithergreen.com with your name, age, and a phone number.

Please keep your piece to 300 words and the deadline for submission is the evening of Sunday 13 June.

Pieces can be published anonymously as long as _we_ have your name and contact details. IMPORTANT: Please make this request clear at the beginning of your piece.

The newsletter will be printed and distributed to all of Lewisham Central ward.

The HGCA team look forward to hearing from you.

The Hither Green Jumble Trail- June 2021

We are pleased to announce that the official Hither Green Jumble Trail is back for 2021, and will take place over two days on the 19th and 20th June.

We already have 47 houses registered, a prize draw, and a few local cafes offering free coffee for shoppers. Anyone wanting to participate who is worried they will be a bit too far out for foot traffic will be able to set up in a central location (location tbc)


An interactive digital map of all participating houses will be made available closer to the date; print copies will also be available.


Want to sell?  Registration costs £5, with proceeds going to a local charity. Register by 4 June via the link below:
https://linktr.ee/HGJumbleTrail

To contact the team with questions: hgjumbletrail@outlook.com

St Mildred’s Church Planning Appeal

A message from St Mildred’s Church, Lee –  just along Brownhill Road on the South Circular. 

The Church is asking the wider community to support its Planning appeal to build a new church hall.  The old hall has deteriorated beyond repair and is now closed because it is potentially unsafe. The church has plans for a replacement building which will be spacious enough and flexible enough to accommodate community activities  as well as church activities.

Planning permission has been initially refused but we have appealed against refusal. If your family used the old hall for Scouts/Guides or the very popular toddler playgroup,  there is a way in which can help us. It takes just 2 minutes to make a comment on the Planning Inspectorate website to help demonstrate local support for the appeal. You only need to write a few lines.

Sending in your comments. Comments can be submitted via the Planning Inspectorate website using reference 3252615.
Or click ‘search for an  appeal’, enter 3252615 and  then ‘Make a representation’.  It takes only a minute or two.  

Comments can alternatively be submitted by email. Further details are on the church website:

The deadline for submissions to the Planning Inspectorate is 2nd March.
If you are able to support the project in this way thank you very much. If you can also share this request with other local people who  know the church that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Hither Green Christmas Trees!

The Hither Green Community Association has christmas Trees on sale this Saturday 9.30-3pm.
Location. The new Three Sisters store at 64 Springbank Road SE13 6SN.
Come early as we always sell out!

We have *stunning* freshly cut Nordman Firs available – handsome 7 footers, perfectly formed 4ft specimens and everything in between. The team have inspected the tree shipment they are so beautiful and premium quality👍. Our prices are great too.

Social Distancing. We are encouraging folks to buy online and either collect person on Saturday or arrange for delivery.
Shop: https://ourhithergreen.com/
We will be accepting cards only on Saturday.

Bonus. Every Hither Green Christmas Tree sold will help fund new street trees for our neighbourhood.

The tree team thank you all for the phenomenal response to the new Hither Green online shop, it’s been solidly busy since last week. Community support is especially appreciated because we’re all neighbours.
Thank you!