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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. 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 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  here