Formed in 1997, 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 founded in 1997, 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.

Next Event:

For details on upcoming events see our facebook events page.


Three New Trees for Albyn Road

Three New Trees for Albyn Road

The St. John's Society provided support for a successful crowdfunding by St John’s residents, of £1,050, to plant three new street trees on Albyn Road: one to replace the beautiful old cherry tree on the corner of Albyn Road and St John's Vale that was felled by the...

(Slow) progress: Friendly Gardens and EV points

(Slow) progress: Friendly Gardens and EV points

Following recent positive conversations regarding antisocial behaviour in Friendly Gardens with Thames 21, Glendale, local councillors, Lewisham Council and local residents, we (the St John's Society and Friends of Friendly Gardens) think changes will slowly happen....

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Or email us at chair@st-johns-soc-org

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