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.
Lewisham Council recently consulted the local community to share their ideas for the future of Deptford High Street. The St Johns Society responsed as follows: We of the St Johns Society, would like to add to the consultation, because Deptford High street is a...
The St. John’s Society ran two community picnics in Brookmill Park many years ago in 2003 and 2004. This year saw the first Picnic in the Park in Friendly Gardens on Sunday 18th June and it did not disappoint. A fantastic demonstration of community collaboration...
Returning in 2023 the popular Picnic in the Park in Friendly Gardens. The event is all about having fun with family and friends and everyone is welcome. The day falls on International Picnic Day 2023 and Father's Day. This year we are back with a great line-up of...
The benefits of trees are important and undisputed. They help to maintain biodiversity, cool buildings, reduce flood risk, and absorb carbon. There is also a clear correlation between life expectancy and a leafy environment (1) so what’s not to like? Unfortunately...
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