FUSS Christmas Fair Needs Some Help!

Saturday 7 December along Staplehurst Road! Time: 12- 5pm

The annual FUSS Christmas Fair has grown to be one of the largest in the Borough. The tiny team of organisers are appealling to people in Lee and Hither Green to help out on the day with stewarding and in various fundraising stalls.

If you are able to give an hour of your time on the day, or even the evening before, you would be a local hero!

Please drop a email to fusspot100@gmail.com

Hither Green Community Christmas Trees!

Top quality trees on sale at The FUSS Christmas Fair

Saturday 7 December.
Time: 12pm – 5pm on Staplehurst Road

For the fifth year, local residents will be selling beautiful, top quality and *freshly cut* Christmas trees at Hither Green’s wonderful Christmas Fair amongst our friends and neighbours!

** The Hither Green Community Association has been selling Christmas trees to our community at the Fair for FIVE years now. EVERY TREE we sell funds the planting of new street trees on our streets, improving our neighbourhoods and our environment.**

So start Christmas with us: Our prices are great! We offer free delivery!

We offer a tree care and recycling guide!
As ever, our trees are available in sizes from table top to 10-12 feet.

Come along and say hello, we’ll be on our regular pitch outside Nisa, on the corner of Staplehurst and Fernbrook Roads.

NEWS: Hither Green Annual General Meeting.

Featured Photo: Hither Green Lane, the Central Market Parade 1904. Credit Lewisham History Archive.

Thursday 17 October, 7-9pm
at Zenubian, 136 Hither Green Lane SE13 6QA
Let’s focus on Hither Green lane! 

Join us for some discussion and wine!

Meeting Schedule

7- 7.20pm HGCA Committee Elections and Reports.
This is a small and busy group and we need people from across Hither Green with ideas and the drive to carry them through.
You can step forward on the night,  but it’s easier it you can drop a line to volunteer@ourhithergreen.com with your field of interest. 

We do make a effort to ring-fence projects so you only work on projects which interest you! So if you have  an interest in Design, our Environment, Transport, Older people/ children, or Health- you can put your energies into those things alone! .
One example: We need a small team to take the May Festival forward; to deliver the big Food & Craft Fair, and with of fresh ideas for events and activities during the week. We need expert help with opportunities we can offer local sponsors too.

7.20pm- A potted History of Hither Green Lane by Paul Browning.
Paul runs the popular Running Past Blog and our local history walks as part of the May Festival.

7.40pm- Patrick from Hither Green Studios. This massive creative hub stands in the middle of our community… but what do you know about the building or the artists and musicians within? Come along and find out!

8pm- An update on the Hither Green Lane Improvement Projects:
– The Street Trees going in this winter.
– The establishment of – the new HGL Traders Association and the improvement of the shop fronts. A presentation from Laura Luckhurst, Lewisham Central Ward Assembly coordinator.
Do you live near by and have thought on how to improve the shopping experience? There are funds available to help carry projects forward.

8.30pm- News from Ward Councillor Patrick Codd about the Boundary Commission Review and the possibility of a Hither Green Ward and the funding large capital projects with money from NCIL, the community fee levied from developers and local construction work.

There will be time and space to socialise and chat too. Come, join us!
Thursday 17 October, 7-9pm at Zenubian, 136 Hither Green Lane SE13 6QA


Email: info@ourhithergreen.com .
Facebook: Hither Green Community Association 

Photo: Hither Green Lane, the Central Market Parade 1904. Credit- Google Street view

Arts Cafe – Free African Dance Workshop this Saturday!

Free African Dance Workshop for all ages
At Lewisham Arts Cafe Manor Park
Saturday 14 September
3 – 5pm
African Dance workshop for all ages and abilities with Mariama Ndiaye, who has studied, performed and taught West African dance for over 15 years in Hungary, Slovakia, Australia, Senegal and the UK. Mariama loves to share the joy and fun she experiences through dancing.
Souleymane Compo, Master Drummer and professional African drum teacher, will provide live drumming. He’s the Artistic Director of Wuntanara.
The Alanouwaly Foundation organises African Dance and Drum workshops for community groups, older and disabled people. They hold the free Annual Salifest to bring together all ages, backgrounds and abilities and celebrate our shared humanity.