Christmas Trees For Sale at the FUSS Christmas Fair!

Christmas starts THIS Saturday at the FUSS Christmas Fair on Staplehurst Rd!

Pick up a beautiful, freshly cut non-drop Nordmann Christmas tree from the Hither Green Community Association stall. Come early and secure a tree as they are always sold out by the early afternoon.
Trees are available in all sizes.

Proceeds from the trees fund the work of the Hither Green Community Association all year, including the planting of street trees! Once again they will be donating a 12ft tree to the congregation of St Swithun’s Church on Hither Green Lane.

Pro-tip: wherever you buy your tree, most likely it won’t have roots;  so keep the tree well misted with a water bottle sprayer or have it stand in some water.  Your tree will keep fresh well into the New Year!


Hither Green Christmas Fair This Saturday!


Date:  Saturday 1st Decemeber.
Time: 12-5
Location: Staplehurst Road.

The Countdown to the Hither Green Christmas Fair has started! Come and enjoy 70 stalls, musical guests, hot food, handmade gifts for family and Christmas trees. Plus Santa will be in his Station Hotel grotto!

Fancy helping out with stewarding?  Please email with the subject header VOLUNTEERS. 

Also any unwanted and unloved items that could be used for the Tombola, books or Bricabrac stall can be dropped off at 56 Manor Park. 

Thank you!

Festival of Creative Ageing 2019: Funding for arts activities for older people

Funding for arts activities for older people
Remember the #LoveLewisham Campaign?
Well Lewisham didnt win, but were awarded money to host a ‘Festival of Creative Ageing.’
This is being launched on Tuesday by organisers The Albany, Entelechy Arts and Lewisham Council.
Outline: For three weeks in September and October 2019, Lewisham will become “a hive of creative activity, celebrating the transformative power of the arts in our lives as we age.”
Grants of up to £2,000 will be available to stage your own events and projects as part of the festival. Organisers ill also match groups with local artists and support the planning of events and writing grant applications.


For more information contact:

Hither Green AGM- Help allocate £20k of local capital spending

Notice of our Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 7 November
7.30 – 9.30 pm
Venue: Zenubian 136 Hither Green Lane SE136QA
The Agenda
– £20,000 of S106 funding for Hither Green Lane Shop Improvements & Street Tree Programme
– Lifts and Access for All at the Station
– The cancellation of the LIP Hither Green Lane Road Layout Changes
– This Community Association is appealing for able people to step off Facebook and join one of our new sub committees- Planning, Streetscape, Transport, The May Festival
– Other local community groups also need volunteers through their doors for just a couple of hours a month – The Scouts, local libraries, the Cinema Society, a locally based asthma awareness charity needing trustees…
Please come along, have a drink and meet some people!

Lewisham Council Transport Consultation- Make our crossings safer

Lewisham Transport Consultation: We have three weeks to potentially secure funds to make George Lane and Beacon Road Crossings safer.
It will take 5-10 mins; make your way through the consultation (there are links for each question providing extra information). Do please pay special attention to Q8 and Q11. They are opportunities to mention:
– the Hither Green Lane crossings at George Lane and Beacon Road
– the awful junction of Brownhill / Torridon Roads
– the Ennersdale Road / Leahurst Road convergence
Thank you to Mr Roche, a local resident who flagged this consultation.

The NHS: What’s your heart age?

Public Health England  (PHE) has spearheaded a campaign today for adults to know their Heart Age. The test provides an immediate estimation of their ‘heart age’ and if someone’s heart age is higher than their actual age, they are at an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. As part of the test results, it also gives suggestions on lifestyle changes to help people reduce their heart age such as losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and cutting back on alcohol.

PHE’s Heart Age campaign will run until 30th September. Adults are encouraged to search ‘heart age’ to take the free online test.


We’re being asked to spread the word about this test, ow you can do the same!

Christmas Trees on Sale at FUSS Christmas Fair

The Hither Green Community Association has announced that this year it will be selling Christmas trees for ONE DAY ONLY –  the FUSS Christmas Fair on Saturday 5 December.

The HGCA team will have a full range of tree sizes, from wee table top trees to towering spruces,. They will also be selling Hither Green honey and Hither Green mugs, so be sure to stop by their stall at the corner of Staplehurst & Fernbrook.


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The Big Hither Green Christmas Quiz!


The Big Hither Green Christmas Quiz!
Date: Friday 4 December
Time: 7.30
Location: St Swithun’s Hall, St Swithun’s Hall, SE13 3RW

Round up your friends and help get the Christmas Season off to a lively start by coming along to the BIG Hither Green Christmas Quiz Night!

Tickets: £8.00 and includes a mini Christmas mezze board & a glass of mulled wine. Available from & on the door.

Max 6 people per team | licensed bar on site

Twitter: @Hg_Festival

Heart-warming Christmas Films for Hither Green!


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Hither Green Arts Society sells tickets in advance at 3 places:

  1. In 2 local cafes: The Cafe Of Good Hope & You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
  2. Online at We Got Tickets

Tickets will also be sold on the door if any remain.To avoid disappointment you are encouraged to buy your tickets in advance!

Everyone is welcome to bring their own cushions to increase the comfort of the hall chairs, though The Arts Society has recently invested in cushions!

Christmas Film Special – Sunday 6th December

The Muppets Christmas Carol (U)
Optional kids Fancy dress, and Christmas Crafts
Cash bar and popcorn

Doors open at 2:00pm and film starts at 3:30pm
£5 + £0.50 Booking fee = £5.50
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NB: Adults go free if accompanying children, otherwise a ticket is required.


The 1947 Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” in partnership with the Hither Green Wine Club.

Your £10 ticket includes 3 samples of seasonal wines especially selected by the Hither Green Wine Club, & 2 mince pies.

Popcorn, extra food & drink will be available at the bar.

Doors open at 7:00pm
£10 + £1 Booking fee = £11.00
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