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 

Community Planting Sessions in St John’s

Community Planting Sessions in St John’s

Members of The St John's Society, Friends of Friendly Gardens and other green-fingered members of the community got together for two planting sessions on Friday and Saturday last week.  We would like to thank everyone that gave their time and plants to improve both...

New Events Page & SJS Calendar

New Events Page & SJS Calendar

You'll never miss a Green Conversation or Litter Pick again!  Not with our new 'Events' page which shows the upcoming St John's Society and Friends of Friendly Gardens events and calendar which you can subscribe to.  Once subscribed, your chosen calendar (Google,...

Brookmill Nature Reserve Open Day – 20/04/24

Brookmill Nature Reserve Open Day – 20/04/24

On April 20th The St Johns Society in collaboration with Lewisham Council will be organising an open day at the Brookmill Nature Reserve.  The aim is to provide everyone that lives within the local area, the ability to experience the natural wonders that we have at...

Save KJ Campaign – Success!

Save KJ Campaign – Success!

We thought we'd share some fantastic news - local beloved DIY shop KJ Building Supplies on Lompit Hill has been granted planning permission for the container on the adjacent land.  The following text is from the campaign update from The Big...

Minutes of Meeting – 27/02/24

Minutes of Meeting – 27/02/24

The St. John's Society held our first committee meeting with our new chair Paul Middleton last Tuesday 27th February.  Additionally Claire Hallam was voted in as Secretary and we extend a warm welcome to Coleen Blackburn as she joins the Committee as the...

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