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.
Committee members have again worked exceptionally hard this year to bring improvements and Community events to our locality. Committee meetings have now returned to mostly face-to-face in the Brookmill Pub and Zoom for those who can’t come in person. St John’s Society...
On 21/12/23, committee member Paul Middleton met with Darren Gotch of Lewisham Highways to discuss traffic in the St. John's area. Key points as follows: Traffic Analysis: Traffic tubes shall be installed on Friendly Street and St Johns Vale during January 2024 to...
The unveiling of beautifully decorated windows was begun during the pandemic (December 2021) by SJS as a way for residents to meet up safely during the lockdowns and cheer us up. This seems to have now become a local tradition by popular request in St John’s SE8....
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...
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