Welcome to the website for residents of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate in Forest Hill, South East London. The residents’ association is here to help everyone who lives in the area. None of what we do is possible without members of the community supporting and helping us. Read on to find out more, and become a member!

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2021 NGS Charity Open Gardens – Sunday 23rd May 2021 – Book Your Tickets

We are delighted that five of our local gardens have confirmed that they are able to open together on Sunday 23rd May 1-6pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme, subject to the government Covid-19 regulations and to additional social distancing rules and safety measures.  So it will be a bit different from previous years in that numbers will be strictly limited and pre-booked time slots will be available.
All the money (£8 for the 5 gardens) goes to nursing charities including MacMillan, Marie Curie, Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Mind, St Christopher’s and other Hospices.  The gardens are close together and all very different, and there will be teas/cakes and plants for sale.  
The NGS is very keen that people should book in advance online which should be done via the NGS website 

Social Events Programme 2021

(subject to the Government’s COVID-19 regulations and guidance)

Sunday 23rd MayNGS Open Gardens (pre-booking required via NGS website)
Tuesday 8th JuneAnnual General Meeting (via Zoom)
Sunday 27th JuneSummer Picnic

Subscription Holiday

We hope that all members of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate Residents’ Association have been keeping well during this difficult time. Although the AGM had to be cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee is continuing to keep an eye on the area, particularly our hard-working Crime Liaison officer Christine Noon. We welcomed our new treasurer, Kate Morris, who has taken over from Dagmar Vesely. Other members of the executive are continuing in post: Valerie Ward as chair, Stuart Checkley as co-chair, Tina Hildrey as secretary, Carole Abrahams as membership secretary. Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 are available on request.

The TLERA Executive Committee decided that no subscriptions would be collected from existing members for the year 2020-21. The need for social distancing has meant that the Association hasn’t been able to hold the usual events for members, so there haven’t been the usual expenses.  We also agreed that there are health considerations to delivering newsletters and collecting subscriptions.  We continue to welcome new members; they are asked to pay £5 to join but this will be carried forward to 2021-22.  New members will be able to receive Crime Cascades and other news, and will also be eligible to join our closed Facebook group.

Social distancing continues to make it pretty much impossible to hold any of our usual social events, but we’re really pleased that parts of the Estate have set up WhatsApp groups and organised a few local events. The Association is working on ideas for alternatives to our annual programme of events which can be held for all members, and any ideas would be welcome.    

We are hoping to send you a regular short newsletter via Mailchimp, so watch this space!  And please send us any feedback and suggestions. Above all, keep well and stay safe.

Social Events Programme 2020

January 26th Litter Pick
Postponed due to COVID-19 Virus precautions Annual General Meeting
Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus Easter Egg Hunt
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Open Gardens
Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus Summer Picnic
Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus Autumn Harvest Lunch
TBA Carols

Social Events Programme 2019


March 12th Annual General Meeting
April 21st Easter Egg Hunt
May 11th Play Park Cleanup
May 19th Open Gardens
June 30th Summer Picnic
September 7th Litter Pick
October 13th Autumn Harvest Lunch
November 3rd Litter Pick
December 15th Carols


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