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!

Lewisham Council branches out with new garden waste service

A new garden waste collection service for Lewisham residents will begin in June. Residents will have their garden waste collected in a brown wheelie bin from their properties every week throughout the year. The service will cost £45 from June 2016 to March 2017, which works out at just over £1 a week, after which a 12-month subscription will cost £60.

Demand for the new chargeable garden waste service has exceeded expectations, with over 4,000 signed up so far. The brown bins are currently being delivered ready for the service starting in June. There’s still time to take advantage of the special price! If you subscribe now, you can get this brand new service for just £45.

There are five great reasons to join:

  • You can put grass, leaves, weeds, twigs, small branches and more in your bin. A full list of what you can put in the garden waste bin is on our website.
  • Joining now will ensure you get your bin before the service starts in June.
  • You can place garden waste directly in the wheelie bin — there’s no need to use bags or sacks.
  • Your large wheelie bin will be easy to move around your garden and to the kerbside on collection days.
  • Pay once and enjoy weekly collections throughout the year.

To start getting collections in June, join now at www.lewisham.gov.uk/orderabin or call 020 8314 9756.

Lewisham Waste Service

Hamilton Lodge update

Lewisham Council have appointed Atlantic Housing Ltd to convert Hamilton Lodge (on Honor Oak Road) into accommodation for homeless households.  The contractor has taken possession of the site and are now responsible for managing it during the conversion works.

Work on Hamilton Lodge will be commencing over the next few days, and will include setting up internal site site/security offices, welfare facilities, site clearance works, and the erection of hoarding to the car park area.  The works programme is due to be completed by mid-September 2016.

Hamilton lodge
All contractors’ vehicles will be parked within the grounds of the property to avoid obstruction, and all deliveries/collections will take place outside of school run times and within the designated site area.

Any queries or concerns can be emailed to info@atlantic-housing.com or Tas Alexandrou can be contacted on 020 8501 7777.

Note: Works to 118 Canonbie rd will not take place in the same timeframes as works to Hamilton Lodge, due to structural survey findings.

Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday!

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10am – 1pm on Sunday 27th March

Meet at Hilltop, 28 Horniman Drive, SE23 3B

Only £1 entry, which includes Easter eggs. Tea and homemade cakes for sale, with all proceeds going to Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Come and join us! If the weather is good relax in the garden. If not, shelter in the conservatory while the children find the eggs. And if you have one, don’t forget to put on your Easter bonnet!

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AGM – Tuesday December 1st

All residents are invited to the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate Residents’ Association 2015 Annual General Meeting to be held at the Horniman Primary School on Tuesday 1st December 2015, starting at 6:30pm.

Join us for our AGM, followed by  a Q & A session with our Councillors regarding the proposed Controlled Parking Zone, changes to our refuse/recycling collection and Forest Hill library service.

Mulled wine will be served so please do join us to learn more about your local area and get to known other local residents.

We look forward to meeting you all on the 1st.

Cancelled :( TLERA Winter Fireworks Event 2015

Sadly due to circumstances beyond our control the annual TLERA fireworks spectacular has had to be cancelled. The event was due to be held at the Horniman Primary School as it had been in previous years, but due to over-running building works at the school and disruption to the fireworks site, it is not possible to hold the event there this year. Sadly we’ve been unable to find another suitable venue on the estate that meets the stringent health and safety criteria required to run the event so the TLERA committee have decided to cancel. We do apologise for any disappointment caused. Hopefully things will be back to normal in 2016.

The good news is that the Horniman school have kindly allowed us to hold our AGM there on Tuesday December 1st, which will be accompanied with mulled wine. We do hope that as many of you as possible are able to join us then.

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Honor Oak woodlands under threat from council bulldozers!

Plans to chop down hundreds of trees in two local cemeteries which form part of the Green Chain Walk close to Honor Oak and Forest Hill have provoked outrage in the community. But despite massive opposition and the signatures of more than 8,500 local residents, Labour-run Southwark Council are insisting that the plans must go ahead.

Camberwell Old Cemetery Plans

Camberwell Old Cemetery Plans – before and after

The two affected sites are on the boundary between Southwark and Lewisham boroughs at Camberwell Old Cemetery next to Wood Vale and Camberwell New Cemetery on One Tree Hill. The Council’s plans include the felling of over 30 mature trees and the destruction of a protected grade 1 site of borough importance for nature conservation to make way for a modern sterile cemetery.

For more information and to sign the petition please visit www.savesouthwarkwoods.org.uk