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.
Allocation of OnBlackheath funding for Heath improvements 2017
For the third year running, the Blackheath Joint Working Party (“BJWP”) has been given the right to decide the allocation of funding of £15,000 to be used in 2017 for projects that support ‘improvements to or on the heath.’ This one-off funding has been provided by the organisers of the OnBlackheath festival as a contribution towards community development following on from its most recent event held in September 2016.
The BJWP wishes to open up the allocation as much as possible so as to encourage innovative projects that also have strong local support. As such, local residents and organisations with an interest in the Borough of Lewisham (for the avoidance of doubt this includes organisations containing individuals resident outside the borough) are invited to submit bids to be considered for this funding.
Those interested in applying should note the following points:
By way of illustration, previous successful projects have included: islands for birds in Prince of Wales Pond, story boards on the history, flora and fauna of Blackheath and a new bund along St German’s Place.
If you have any questions, please can you email them in the first instance to Elizabeth Bryan at email@example.com
The BJWP is a committee which advises the London Borough of Lewisham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich as to their management of the heath. It is formed of 6 local councillors (3 from Greenwich and Lewisham respectively) and representatives from local amenity societies which cover areas containing or bordering the heath.
Tranquil Vale, Westside c 1905
Over 1200 images of Blackheath Village have been published on our sister website www.blackheatharchive.org.
Many thanks to the scanning team of Sue Shields, Helen Doris, Jo Swadkin, Hilary Weedon and Philip Smith for the many hours of hard work they have put in.
Also thanks, of course, to Neil Rhind without whom the archive would not exist.
We are happy to see the archive continue to grow and are very grateful for the recent contributions of David Warren, Frank Smith, Roger Marshall and Olive Amos. We always welcome new additions, (particularly of Blackheath in the 1960s and 1970s).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have something you would like to add (original photos will, of course, be returned after scanning by the team).
Office normally open Mondays - Thursdays 9.30 - 1.30. Please call the office first to check.
Tel: 020 8297 1937
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