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.
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 www.pipingup.org.uk
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 www.Vimeo.com
Walking the Heath Book
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, Charlton Way
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The Graffiti Removal Team Meetings
Saturday 'drop-ins' at Age Exchange
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Blackheath Joint Working Party annual public meeting:
Age Exchange Book Sale 11am - 1pm in The Bakehouse Saturday 14 March
Community Shope and Cafe - Ide Hill