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 >>

Current News   


Members may be aware that a major reconstruction of the Lewisham Roundabout, which will continue for some years, is just commencing. This will affect any Lewisham Station users directly, as well as its indirect implications for traffic.

Lewisham residents should receive flyers directly, but details can be accessed via the dedicated website


The Lewisham Gateway construction works now mean a significant detour for pedestrians to Lewisham Station.   This could be mitigated by the re-opening of the gate to Platform 4 - a campaign that the Society strongly supported several years ago.   There is a petition in favour of the re-opening of the gate - the link is as follows:



OnBlackheath have now announced their lineup for their 2 day festival, 13/14th September 2014. Their sponsors are the John Lewis Partnership. Tickets are now on sale via their website.

The Society is looking forward to being part of the process taking this event forward, engaging constructively with London Borough of Lewisham on the detailed plans (which we are still awaiting) and addressing local residents' concerns.

We are pleased that there is a commitment to a full review afterwards on how the event works out. In particular the effect of the closeness of the festival site to residential properties and the fact that roads are to be closed and buses diverted for over a week to allow for site setup and dismantling.



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The  Walking the Heath book 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 Chapman House during normal office hours.


Please see the result of the Inquiry under our 'Current Issues' -
Greenwich Planning page


London Bridge Station

See the letter from Network Rail regarding changes to services and their passenger information campaign on our Transport page under Current Issues.




Folly Pond   Folly Pond, Charlton Way

            (photograph by Frank Smith)


With effect from Tuesday 4 February the Society's address will be: 
The Old Bakehouse,
11Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA

Our telephone number and email address remain the same

Office normally open Mondays - Thursdays 9.30 - 2.00. Please call to the office to check.

020 8297 1937

Society dates and news

The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings

2 August

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
Sat 13th September

Autumn Social Event at Blackheath Concert Halls Friday 28th November


Other dates For The Diary

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 23 June 2014

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