The fantastic Manor House Gardens is threatened with money-saving measures designed to get rid of park wardens etc…
It’s the kind of place you only discover when you have kids.
The park has a brilliant café (Pistachios), and one of the few remaining libraries that the council forgot to shut down.
As a result of your efforts Martin Hide (Green Scene, Lewisham Council) and Darren Budden (Glendales, contractor) will take questions about current service provision and next steps at an open meeting on the 24th February, 7.30pm at the Manor House Library, Lee.
This is a great opportunity to show your support and make your views known. I am keen we get a good turn out as I know many users are concerned about the impact of the cuts on the safety of Manor House Gardens.
Friends of Manor House Gardens on Facebook
Technically it’s three polar bears. They’re not real. They’re stuffed. Two of them are quite small.
Every time I see this poster it freaks me out. I imagine a ghostly woman with hair over her face slowly dragging a sledge of presents towards her unsuspecting victims. A smell of lavender oil fills the house. And they all begin to feel calm. Too calm…
Great to see the village lights working again – much better than last year! Mysterious sightings of pigs notwithstanding, the whole day was full of music, events, food and drink. Really good effort. My range of fabric bags will be available any day now…
Finally photographic verification of the mythical pig lady.. After many tweets, a photo from @catamacleod :
Just when I thought I couldn’t love #Blackheath any more, I saw a woman telling her pig to sit http://t.co/DcS3NHd27s
And this from @WarrenKing:
Found: ‘Walter’ the Blackheath Pig, having his belly tickled outside @Brakebikes in Montpelier Vale #BlackheathPig http://t.co/EJBO3RSkGv
UPDATE: Replaced this image with my own, because the official image doesn’t use the right font.
Transport for London are consulting on extending the Bakerloo line as far as Lewisham, and possibly further. The consultation ends on Sunday, so if you think it’s a good idea (I do), please go and have your say before Sunday. The Labour party have also jumped on the bandwagon, and coined the catchy Bakerlooisham name, but think that starting work in 2023, and finishing it in the 2030’s is possibly a little tardy. You think?! I totally agree, but I wonder how many of these politically inspired petitions are really about hoovering up email addresses of potential voters whose viewpoints might align with Labour. I’ve signed a few in the past and seem to have been inadvertently subscribed to all manner of mailing lists… Anyhow, the TfL consultation page won’t have this problem. Links below:
Finally, here’s a wonderful map, reimagining the tube map, so that South London had as many stops as North London currently does, and vice versa: