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 Fusschristmas@hotmail.com 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: katherine.mcmahon@thealbany.org.uk

Remembrance Sunday- Commemorative Events this Weekend

This weekend marks the centenary of the Armistice and it is being commemorated across Hither Green and its environs. From British Legion events at The Broadway Theatre to memorial concerts, poppy drops, Evensongs and Armed Service Parades. Links with details about each event below.

The Broadway Theatre
Festival of Remembrance- Concert & Poppy Drop
Time: 2pm Saturday on Saturday 10 November
Link: https://goo.gl/e6BY1a

St Andrew’s, Sandhurst Road
Festival of Remembrance- Concert and readings
Time: 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November
Link: https://goo.gl/UTBTFi

Lewisham War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday Official Service & Parade
Time: 10.45am on Sunday 11 November
Link: https://goo.gl/KQsyiW

St Swithun’s, Hither Green Lane
Remembrance Sunday Evensong Service.
Time: 6pm on Sunday 11 November
Link: https://goo.gl/95aRoA


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.