The Blackheath Society

Blackheath, with its Village and adjacent Heath, is a unique London environment.   The Blackheath Society, one of the country's oldest amenity societies, formed in 1937, exists to preserve and enhance our area.   Please join us in helping to do so.   In this site you can see what we do, and how you can help.

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Blackheath Joint Working Party Meeting Thursday 19th February

This is a reminder that the Blackheath Joint Working Party (BJWP) has a Public Meeting on Thursday 19th February at 7.30pm in the Old Bakehouse Theatre, behind Age Exchange. The best approach is to turn left 50 yards into Bennett Park and the entrance is straight ahead of you after another 50 yards at the bottom of the cobbled yard.

At this meeting there will be a vote for the allocation of funds from the OnBlackheath festival to proposed improvement projects for the Heath. The meeting is open to all, however the vote is restricted to London Borough of Lewisham residents only.

We would hope that many members will attend the meeting to contribute to discussions on this and any other matters that may be of concern over the running of the Heath.

Blackheath Spring Clean - Community Clear Up - Saturday 21st March 2pm to 4pm

Following last year’s successful Heath Spring Clean, Martin Hyde is organising another clear up day for Saturday 21st March 2pm to 4pm and he is hoping for more volunteers.  Meeting at Talbot Place Car Park.  This year the Spring Clean is combining with the National Community Clear Up Day. More information will be available from Martin at the BJWP meeting.

New Cultural Heritage Trail

All Saints’ Church have published a new Cultural Heritage Trail for Blackheath Village.  They have done so to promote a greater interest in and understanding of the contribution of Victorian philanthropists to the cultural, religious and educational inheritance in Blackheath Village, most of which we still enjoy today.  It is part of the Piping Up! programme to celebrate the restoration of the historic organ in All Saints’ Church, and is partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pick up a copy at Age Exchange, All Saints’ Church, or The Conservatoire.   Or download and print your own copy here, printing front and back, and folding the paper twice to make a leaflet.  Further details can be found by visiting

Jimmy Mizen Foundation Good Hope Festival

The Good Hope Festival intended to take place on the Heath this coming August has been postponed until 2016. The organisers advise that this is based on sound financial reasoning.

A preview of what you can expect at the Good Hope Festival 2016 can be seen at


Walking the Heath Book

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Walking the Heath is now available.  Copies cost £7.50 (+£1.50 postage) but members are entitled to one copy at £5.00.   

They can be bought from the office, in The Old Bakehouse (rear of Age Exchange) during normal office hours.



Folly Pond   Folly Pond, Charlton Way

            (photograph by Frank Smith)


The Society's address is now: 
The Old Bakehouse,
11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA

Our telephone number and email address remain the same

Office normally open Mondays - Thursdays 9.30 - 1.30. Please call to the office to check.

Tel: 020 8297 1937


Society dates and news

The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings

7 March 2015
1st Saturday of the month

Meet outside the minicab office at Blackheath Station at 2.30 p.m. Further details from Meg Dinkeldein on 020 8856 3545

Saturday 'drop-ins' at Age Exchange
11.00 - 1.00
Next 'drop-in' session - Saturday 14th March

Other dates For The Diary

Blackheath Joint Working Party annual public meeting:
Thursday, 19 February 2015 at 7.30pm
in the Bakehouse at Age Exchange, Blackheath Village (access via Bennett Park)

Age Exchange Book Sale 11am - 1pm in The Bakehouse Saturday 14 March

Farmers' Market
Every Sunday 10.00 - 2.00 in Blackheath Station car park.   A large selection of stalls selling a variety of fresh/organic produce

Community Shope and Cafe - Ide Hill
The local community at Ide Hill have set up a new community shop with a local PO facility and cafe which might to be interest if you are looking for a short trip to the countryside.   Tea/coffee and cake available.




Site updated on Monday 16 February 2015

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