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.
Many bodies, including the London Borough of Lewisham have declared a climate emergency. Indeed, it is widely stated that acceptance of Climate change is orthodoxy, so the battle is won. The problem is that putting dealing with this emergency ahead of business as...
Traffic within St Johns has been a discussion topic on the agenda for many years. Therefore, on 3rd November 2023, an initial meeting organised by Christine from Friends of Friendly Gardens took place. The meeting included Cllr Lahai Taylor, a few residents,...
After a year and a half of applying for and securing funding, planning and designing the rain garden, the day finally arrived where we put the finishing touches to Thornville Street's newest plot of greenery. Over 20 local residents volunteered their time on Saturday...
After more than a year of planning, funding and designing the Thornville Street rain garden, we are very exicted to announce a community planting event - this Saturday 28th October at 10:30am. Please join us as we plant up the newly constructed rain garden on the...
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