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.

News 

One week ’til Picnic in the Park!

One week ’til Picnic in the Park!

Get ready for an unforgettable annual picnic at the park! Live music, dancing, face painting, a kids disco, and an exciting animal parade by Arthouse await you. Indulge in delicious BBQ, ice cream, and cake from the park vendors. Explore the plant stall, enjoy games,...

Rain Garden Wins Award

Rain Garden Wins Award

The St John’s Society Greening Team were thrilled to bits to learn that we’d won the ‘Community SuDS’ award at the susdrain SuDS Awards 2024, held in Cardiff yesterday.   Since 2018, susdrain has been celebrating outstanding Sustainable Drainage System projects all...

The Power of Volunteering

The Power of Volunteering

We have an extraordinary group of volunteers working in a myriad of ways to support the St John’s community, streets, trees and bees. We aim to tackle the tough stuff quietly and get involved in fun times with a bit more fanfare. It ebbs and flows but there are about...

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

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