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. More information >>
Proposed Pop Concert on Blackheath, September 2013
We have received confirmation that OnBlackheath (previously NIMBY) has applied, to Lewisham Council for permission to hold a two day pop festival on the Heath on September 7th/8th. The event is apparently to be sponsored by John Lewis and called "John Lewis on Blackheath". Little further information is currently available.
Tthe Society lost its appeal against the granting of the Premises Licence for this event (in perpetuity) in 2011. However, we are fortunate that this current application takes place in the context of an Events Policy for the Heath agreed as a result of the earlier controversy, and with procedures well defined. Any such application has to be considered by the Blackheath Joint Working Party, and a detailed Event Management Plan has to be submitted and agreed before Lewisham issue any final permission.
We expect to play a full part in this process. The issues which caused serious concern last time will be re-examined in this exercise.
Greenwich Park - New Gates and the restoration of the Queen's Orchard
April has seen two highlights in Greenwich Park, where the recovery from the Olympics of 2012 is proceeding well.
On 15 April the Queen's Orchard, restored with the help from the Friends of the Park, volunteers and local schools was opened by the Mayor of Greenwich.
The 2013 Marathon saw the unwrapping, finally, of the new Gates to the Park, rebuilt (with design input from Society volunteers) after being taken down for the Olympics.
Prince of Wales Pond
The Blackheath Society
|Society dates and news|
The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings
Saturday 11 May- 'drop-in' session 11.00 - 1.00 at Age Exchange . An opportunity to talk to Committee members over a cup of coffee.
Saturday 8 June 'drop in' session 11.00 - 1.00
Historic Heath Walks led by Neil Rhind
Tuesday 25 June, 2013 - Annual Cricket Match - Greenwich Park, 6.00 p.m.
Society's AGM 2013
|Other dates For The Diary|
Sunday 2 June and Sunday 9 June, 2.00 - 5.00
Saturday 15 June 9am - 5pm Amnesty International Book Sale at Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, SE3
15/16 & 22/23 June - Greenwich Open Studios. Details at www.greenwichopenstudios.co.uk or 020 8858 7829
Sunday 16 June 1.00 p.m.