There will be no Lewisham People’s Day in 2019

There will be no Lewisham People’s Day in 2019
“People’s Day will return in summer 2020 for its 35th year. In the future it will take place every two years due to government funding cuts.”
More information: https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/peoples-day

Lewisham People’s Day

Thanks to Glendale and Lewisham Council GreenScene for opening both toilets for the public at Mountsfield Park

Thanks to Glendale and Lewisham Council GreenScene for opening both toilets for the public at Mountsfield Park (we just had one toilet made available to us before April 2019). Any problems with the toilets can be reported to Glendale (8.30 – 4.30pm weekdays) on Stainton Road SE6 1AN (behind the tennis court at Mountsfield Park) tel: 0208 318 3986. Or report via fixmystreet.com

The revised Mountsfield cafe bid is currently being prepared by Lewisham Council regeneration team. Contact greenscene@lewisham.gov.uk for more information.

Two public toilets at Mountsfield Park

Both public toilets at Mountsfield Park 2019

Mountsfield cafe building (left) one hundred years ago approx

Mountsfield cafe building one hundred years ago approx.

Wonderful to get a mention in Time Out ’13 must-see spots in Catford and Lewisham, recommended by locals’

“13 must-see spots in Catford and Lewisham, recommended by locals

Londoners spill the secrets on the best things to eat, drink and get up to in Catford and Lewisham
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Rob Greig

There are plenty of local gems to discover in this stretch of south-east London. Pick up some top tips from Time Out Tastemakers.

Best pub

The Catford Constitutional Club serves proper Sunday roasts, hosts live music nights and pub quizzes and has a garden for when the weather is on your side.’ Georgie Pursey

Best place for coffee

Middleton on Loampit Hill is open seven days a week and makes an amazing brunch! My favourite is the full vegetarian breakfast with an orange polenta cake to finish.’ Evie Möller

Best place for culture

Lewisham Arthouse always has interesting exhibitions which are worth travelling to this part of town for.’ Iza Kawecka

‘I love the Broadway Theatre on Catford Road: it always has a varied line-up, featuring anything from boxing to comedy.’ Stephanie Chan

Best place to shop

The Bottle Bar and Shop on Catford Broadway is a winner for drinking, eating and shopping. They sell killer craft bottled cocktails and host wine tastings and food pairings: a solid option for a date.’ Georgie Pursey

Brockley Market on Saturdays is one of the best things to have happened to Lewisham.’ Sophie Møller Vlachaki

Best green space

‘I could spend my weekends wandering Mountsfield Park for hours. It has a cute community garden, meadow grasslands and a beautiful rose garden.’ Evie Möller

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Funding secured by Lewisham Council for a permanent cricket pitch at Mountsfield Park

Funding has been secured by Lewisham Council and Glendale from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for a permanent cricket pitch at Mountsfield Park. A non-turf pitch is proposed, changing rooms are not part of the proposal. More information from lewisham@glendale-services.co.uk or greenscene@lewisham.gov.uk

Many thanks Derek for this postcard image of the old pond at Mountsfield Park

Many thanks Derek for this postcard image of the old pond at Mountsfield Park (The pond was where there is a large willow, oak trees and a pronounced and dip, near the Brownhill Road entrance to the park). It would be good to have one or more ponds at Mountsfield Park – perhaps a swimming pond and wildlife ponds on the field that was flattened by Charlton Athletic.

@glendaleLew @glendaleUK @LewishamCouncil please repair fitness equipment at Mountsfield Park SE6 and replace missing play equipment