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

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


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 

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