Street Tree Scheme

The Association has started a new initiative to enhance our area by planting more trees on the Estate via a sponsorship scheme that Lewisham Council is running with an independent organisation called Street Trees for Living (STfL) that manages the planting of new trees in the Borough.

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TLERA had agreed to fund 50% of the cost of the first six new street trees with the other 50% being raised by residents. However, we are delighted to say that the response from members means that we will be able to fund the planting of ten trees this winter and spring. The final decisions on the selection of species will be made shortly but most, if not all of them, will bring colour to our streets both in Spring and in Autumn.

Summer Picnic Update

The weather was good for the annual summer Picnic in the Triangle. It was an ideal opportunity for members to meet up with friends and neighbours, and get to know new residents over a leisurely lunch, choosing from the mouth-watering array of savoury and sweet dishes members had brought along to share. And, of course, enjoying a glass or two of Pimms! Thanks to all who attended and contributed.

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NGS Garden Opening 2017 Report

Once again everything came together for our 2017 National Garden Scheme (NGS) garden opening! The sun shone, and over 500 visitors came to see the six very different gardens, and enjoy delicious homemade cakes while listening to Open Road, our talented musicians who once again gave their services for free.

We are delighted to say that we raised £5360 for cancer and caring charities, slightly more than last year’s record takings. It would not have been possible without all the help from residents and friends who donated plants, loaned equipment, baked cakes, and helped on the day – even driving the less able-bodied visits between the gardens. Our thanks to you all.

NGS Gardens Open for Charity Sunday 21st May 1pm – 6pm

The Forest Hill Garden Group invite you to come and visit 6 breathtaking private gardens located on the TLERA estate as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Featuring six very different gardens on the highest hill in SE London with spectacular views over London and the Downs. The gardens are within a short walk of each other, but a yellow ballooned ‘taxi’ service is on hand (donations) for those with mobility problems. Wander in a bee friendly organic flower and fruit haven with vintage summerhouse, gravelled terraces and billowing grasses. See an evolving plants-woman’s garden, now with prairie planting in the sunny dry garden contrasting with a new watery fern garden. Also new for 2017: a small meadow, an ever changing story trail for children, and new chicken breeds in an eclectic country style garden. Delight in an artist’s studio in an c18th courtyard filled with sculptures and plants and feed the resident robins!

Enjoy an embroidery of a garden with vibrant colours and breathtaking views. Unwind with delicious cakes and listen to music from a talented duo amidst the drifting pastel hues of the tea lady’s garden inspired by Beth Chatto – and Mary Berry!
Great views everywhere. Plants for sale at 25 Westwood Park, 27 Horniman Drive and 7 Canonbie Rd.

Sunday 21 May (1 – 6pm). Combined admission £7.00, children free. Home-made teas available at 53 Ringmore Rise plus plants, garden ceramics and sculptures for sale.

Admission tickets are only available at Hilltop, 28 Horniman Drive.

The gardens in this group are:
7 Canonbie Road
The Coach House, 3 The Hermitage
Hilltop, 28 Horniman Drive
27 Horniman Drive
53 Ringmore Rise
25 Westwood Park

This group also makes a donation to St Christopher’s Hospice and Marsha Phoenix Trust.

More details can be found here www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/30170/ 

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.

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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.

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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.

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