Formed in 1998, pressing for improvements to the wellbeing of the residents, the amenity of the area and the built environment of its conservation areas: The Brookmill Road Conservation Area and the St. John’s Conservation Area.
About The St. John’s Society
The St. John’s Society – a residents’ association covering the area of Lewisham that used to be called Deptford New Town – was formally registered in 1998, originally to fight a proposal from the Borough to concrete-over the duck pond in Brookmill Park. It is supported by a small committee, representing virtually many streets radiating out from St. John’s station, and of people from a diversity of occupations – with all manner of outside interests. We all have in common a commitment to improving our environment, and believe that our corner of south-east London is a very fine place to live. Things we do include liaising with Lewisham Borough Council, our elected council representatives and Member of Parliament; promoting enhancements to our built environment (tell us if you have concerns about trees; pavements or the quality of road surfaces); organizing events from an annual ‘picnic in the park’ to a carol service in St. John’s church, and promoting the St. John’s area as a distinct community.
For details on upcoming events see our facebook events page.
Picnic in the Park, Friendly Gardens, Sunday 18th June 2023, 12-5pm
Returning in 2023 the popular Picnic in the Park in Friendly Gardens. The event is all about having fun with family and friends and everyone is welcome. The day falls on International Picnic Day 2023 and Father's Day. This year we are back with a great line-up of...
Are Lewisham Council on track with street trees in St Johns?
The benefits of trees are important and undisputed. They help to maintain biodiversity, cool buildings, reduce flood risk, and absorb carbon. There is also a clear correlation between life expectancy and a leafy environment (1) so what’s not to like? Unfortunately...
Thames Water, Friendly Gardens Update
Friends of Friendly Gardens and St John’s Society attended the drop-in session held by Thames Water in the compound of Friendly Gardens on 26 April 23. We did express our concern that this open day had not been made fully public with a leaflet drop or contacting FOFG,...
Battle of Lewisham Concert, St. John’s Church, 18th March
St John’s Church supported by St John’s Society are collaborating in putting on a concert to commemorate ‘The Battle of Lewisham’: Saturday 18th March 2023, 4pm St John’s Church FREE (All ages welcome) Funds were awarded through the Brockley NCIL Fund. The...
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