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.
The twentieth century saw a sharp decrease in the variety of wildflowers in the UK, leading to the threat of extinction for 87 wildflower species. Allowing wildflower meadows to flourish within urban settings brings a number of benefits, including an exceptionally...
Lewisham Council recently consulted the local community to share their ideas for the future of Deptford High Street. The St Johns Society responsed as follows: We of the St Johns Society, would like to add to the consultation, because Deptford High street is a...
We are extremely excited to announce a series of events and initiatives alongside South East London Community Energy (Selce, pronounced ‘cell-see’). Some of you might remember the excellent talk given by Nadia Smith of Selce on retrofitting homes in conservation...
©John Wood 2023 (Emeritus Professor of Design, Goldsmiths University of London) firstname.lastname@example.org For me, like many other Brits living in a post-Brexit, post-coronation Britain the concept of Heritage (note the deferential capital ‘H’) is wearing thin....
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