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 >>
A REMINDER THAT THERE IS NO INTERCHANGE AT LONDON BRIDGE FROM 23 - 31 AUGUST (SEE BELOW)
Thames Link Programme
Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August no trains to Gatwick or Luton Airports from London Bridge
(See the Transport Page, under Current Issues for further details)
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
LEWISHAM STATION - PLATFORM 4 GATE
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:
PRESS RELEASE ON 15th APRIL FOR POP CONCERT ON BLACKHEATH
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.
WALKING THE HEATH BOOK
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.
Folly Pond, Charlton Way
|Society dates and news|
The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings
1st Saturday of the month
Saturday 'drop-ins' at Age Exchange
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September
Autumn Social Event at Blackheath Concert Halls Friday 28th November
|Other dates For The Diary|
Community Shope and Cafe - Ide Hill