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.


St John’s Street Party

St John’s Street Party

St John's Society worked with newly elected local councillor Ayesha Lahai-Taylor to devise and then apply for permission for a street party. Taking advantage of the Jubilee weekend we hope that people across the area will feel welcome to join and bring their friends...

Local Litter Picks Resume in 2022

Local Litter Picks Resume in 2022

The monthly litter picks for the spring and summer months have resumed in the St. John's area. The first of 2022 took place on Sunday 24th April, organised by the St. John's Society. Around fifteen people including members of the committee and Councillor Stephen...

New St. John’s Society Logo

New St. John’s Society Logo

As the work of the St. John's Society goes from strength to strength, we felt it was time to refresh our identity to something that felt more in tune with our current aims and core values.  The 'duck pond' logo has been in use since the Society's inception in 1998,...

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