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Learn how to edit and improve your photographs using Photoshop from 15 January in Crofton Park
A 10-week course starting in Crofton Park on 17 January will teach you about taking photos in public
Learn the art of drawing designs on glass from 12 January in Lewisham
Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked in Lewisham with a music, dance and drama production by students across the borough on 25 January
The Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley are now accepting submissions of scripts for this year's Write Now Festival – the deadline for applications is 30 January
- 1. Course dates in the spring of 2015
Dates : January 7,14 and February 4th - Wednesday evenings
Time : 7-9pm
Venue : Crofton Park Library
Dates: February 2,16 and March 2nd - Monday evenings
Time : 7-9pm
Venue : Crofton Park Library
Please either book onto the courses via the CAP web site https://capuk.org/ or contact Suzanne on 020 8694 9979.
Further courses are planned for dates further into 2015 - details available later
At the Planning meeting on 19th Dec. Patrick Patel represented local objections to this proposal: Many feel it is still too bulky and will damage the environment by increasing congestion beyond capacity at the top of Seven Oaks Road. The current proposal is more modest than the last - it provides for accomodation in an area where people need homes, and allows for two retail units which clearly cannot be joined into one to facilitate a Tescos Local. Many feel the design of the building is innapropriate: it is neither a feature quality modern building which can set off the tradional style buildings around it; nor, with its flat roof and distinctive bulk, will it prove congruent with an environment of pitched-roofed shops and dwellings.
The new proposal can be viewed at Jay's supermarket - ask a staff member Or you can view the proposal and plans on the lewisham planning Website.
to see what the building will look like, go to 'Documents' and click to view 'Proposed Street Elevations'
DC/14/88077 Alternative Reference LE/10/437/TP Application Received Fri 20 Jun 2014 Address 437-439 BROCKLEY ROAD, LONDON, SE4 2PJ Proposal The construction of a three storey building on the site of 437-439 Brockley Road SE4, incorporating balconies and terraces, comprising 2 retail units on the ground floor, 2, three bedroom houses and 4 one bedroom and 3, two bedroom self-contained flats on the upper floors together with the provision of 22 bicycle spaces, a bin store and associated landscaping. Status Deposited (ie valid and registered) Appeal Status Deposited (ie valid and registered) Appeal Decision Not Available
Our area has only known as Crofton Park since the building of the railway - older residents were upset when our library was renamed Crofton Park Library by the council: it had been hitherto called 'Brockley Library' preserving the sense of Crofton Park being at the centre of the ancient manorial lands. These lands formed a long strip stretching from old Deptford parish acorss the western side of Lewisham Parish; from Brockley Cross to Standsted Road inlcuding Brockley Hill (now refered to as Bythe Hill Fields). From the 17th centrury Brockley Green was at the center the manor; with its ponds for watering cattle and its little spring flowing from the base of Honor Oak Hill, bubbling down past the farm across Brockley Rise past the house called Brockley Manor and via farm workers cottages to Ladywell. With naming of the station at Brockley Cross (the nethermost part of the manor) a lacuna was formed which gave rise to the subsequent station of Brockley being named Crofton Park. History is quirky- if the Blackfriars line had been built first we would be solidly known as the centre of Brockley.
To learn more and see old maps photos and paintings ......click here