Sunday, 19 March 2017

Consultation on the Vision for Catford Town Centre

Lewisham Council is currently consulting on the future of Catford Town Centre.  Ladywell Fields falls into the catchment area, and relevant comments will be considered in this consultation.


The council will be collecting comments until the end of the year and these will be used to develop a master plan for the town centre.

The plan will show development concepts including urban design, landscaping, infrastructure, service provision and present and future land use.

It will be prepared in early 2018 and if you live, work, shop, socialise, commute or run a business in the area, you can have your say on it. Some projects and improvements, like meanwhile use, place-making events and signage can start now, but the overall project is a long-term one.

Once priorities for Catford have been agreed, these will be introduced over time to deliver lasting benefits for the whole town centre. It's interesting yeras ahead for Catford.

Visit https://catfordtowncentre.commonplace.is/ to leave comments.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Orchard update

On Saturday we had our long anticipated Orchard volunteering day--this once there was no rain forcing the cancellation, and the pleasant weather was matched by pleasant company.  Eleven years since its inception, the orchard now has some beautiful, well established fruit trees there--even though the odds are often stacked against them with attack by animals and incidence of vandalism. Those who volunteered were rewarded with detailed insights into the art of tree care, and had the opportunity to get boots muddy and hands dirty if so inclined.  Many thanks to all volunteers who took part, and to Caroline for organising and leading the event.

See you, if you can, on Thursday at 7pm at the Ladywell Fields User Group meeting.  Our new venue is the Environmental Studies room in the North Field, behind Ladywell station. Everyone welcome.