Beckenham Place Park – New Plans Published

Long awaited plans for the eastern side of Beckenham Place Park have been published by Lewisham Council. A full planning application is open for consultation and comment until 2nd February 2022. The improvement of the eastern side of Beckenham Place Park was to be delivered as part of a flood alleviation scheme in partnership with …

Missing London Squares of Lewisham

A public outcry at the development of green spaces in London including Euston Square where local residents, the National Trust and the London Society opposed to the building a friends meeting house led to the creation of the Royal Commission on London Squares. The Royal Commission report says that “… The enclosures, particularly those which …

Don’t Cut Universal Credit

Cllr Alan Hall has joined trade unionists, campaigners and think tanks in applying pressure for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to overturn the decision to cut £20 per week from Universal Credit claimants many are working on low pay. This comes as the Resolution Foundation has revealed that four in ten households on …

Man Arrested in Bellingham Road with Two Shot Guns

Metropolitan police officers arrested a man on Bellingham Road, Catford after the stolen vehicle he was in ran a red light, collided with a cyclist and a car, and was found with two sawn-off shotguns inside it. At approximately 4.25pm on Thursday, 23 July, officers from the Met’s Roads Transport and Policing Command were driving …

Beckenham Place Park International Photographs

Christopher Muttukumaru CB, DL is a regular walker in Beckenham Place Park. He contributes to The Foundation for Research on Law and Business (Fide) based in Madrid on current legal and economic topics. Their website describes their primary purpose is to be a meeting place for companies, public administration and independent professionals in civil society. …

Ken Loach film “Sorry We Missed You” in the Fellowship and Star cinema

Come and see Ken Loach’s film, “Sorry we missed you” at the Bellingham Film Palace in the Fellowship and Star on Randlesdown Road, next to Bellingham railway station on Monday 2 March – 7.30pm – 9.45pm. Tickets £10 waged, £5 unwaged – buy tickets here More about this co-operatively owned venue here: The film explores the …

The Fellowship and Star – ‘it’s like someone waved a magic wand’

The Fellowship and Star in Bellingham has opened its doors after an extensive renovation and restoration. The Grade II Listed building was in a very poor state of repair and only one of the bars remained in use when Lewisham Council transferred the property to the resident led, co-operative Phoenix Housing Association. Historic England were …