Social Events Programme 2022

Sunday 17th AprilEaster Egg Hunt
Saturday 4th JunePlatinum Jubilee Party
Sunday 5th JuneNGS Open Gardens
Tuesday 6th SeptemberAnnual General Meeting
Saturday 8th OctoberAutumn Lunch & Apple Pressing

Social Events Programme 2021

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

Sunday 19th DecemberCarol Singing
Saturday 16th OctoberApple Pressing and Harvest Lunch – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Sunday 23rd MayNGS Open Gardens (pre-booking required via NGS website)
Tuesday 8th JuneAnnual General Meeting (via Zoom)
Sunday 27th JuneSummer Picnic – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions

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

NGS Gardens Open for Charity Sunday 19th May 2019 1pm – 6pm

Six members of our Garden Group are once again opening their beautiful gardens to the public for charity as part of the National Garden Scheme.  These dedicated gardeners have participated in the scheme for many years and work extremely hard to put on a good show every year. The Association is very proud of their efforts which raise hundreds of pounds for charity each year and we are very privileged to have so many stunning gardens to look at on our small patch of south east London.  As an added incentive there are extra attractions at some of the gardens (see below), including: tea and delicious cakes; live music; and plant and art sales.
So please do come along for a lovely afternoon on the Hill and see these very different, but equally wonderful, gardens.
Combined admission is £8 (children free) and tickets are available at all the gardens.  The gardens participating this year are:
53 Ringmore Rise  (teas and music); 27 Horniman Drive (plant sales); The Coach House, 3 The Hermitage (sales of gardne sculptures & ceramics); Hilltop, 28 Horniman Drive; 25 Westwood Park; and 7 Canonbie Road (plant sales).
Donations go to St Christopher’s Hospice and Marsha Phoenix Trust.
More details can be found here 

Halcyon Days in The Triangle

Older members will remember those long hot summers of childhood, when you could play out in the street with your friends while your parents chatted to the neighbours? Well maybe those days are not gone forever! At this year’s July Summer Picnic in the Triangle, we were able to recapture a little bit of that freedom and fun by also closing part of Liphook Crescent to traffic for a few hours of Street Play.

Carefully supervised by parents and volunteer stewards, the children used the traffic free space to ride their bikes and scooters, and the hot tarmac was perfect for roller skating too. Others were inspired by the coloured chalks the Association provided to have a go at hopscotch and a little bit of street art, as well as to invent their own games.  The children were also delighted to be able to play in the Triangle, a special green space bordering the road – a usually forbidden place!

It was so successful that the Association is considering organising regular Street Play sessions, perhaps for a few hours once a month.  Parents who attended thought that would be a great idea, so we are planning a few more trial runs to test popularity and canvas resident’s opinion – especially from members living around the Triangle.  Do let us know what you think of the idea.

 Street Play 1

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