Mellow Yellow in May – despite the draught we are currently experiencing, we have some mellow yellow wildflowers appearing around the site.
This year we are hosting a series of Wildflowers Pop-ups to give you a chance to see more of the spectacular wildflowers at Creekside. Each Pop-up will have a defferent theme and focus species. Our upcoming Wildflower Pop-up (details below) theme is “Mellow Yellow in May” with a wild mixture of cabbages and coposites all really wild in a real London habitat. Hawk’s-beards, Rockets, Cresses, Ragworts and Buttercups; and don’t forget the three colours: white red and blue.
Below details on:
Wednesday 17th May – Wildflowers Pop-up Free event
May Holidays – Family Holiday Activities
Crossfield Open Space – Exhibition & Public Consultation
Hope Wharf – Exhibition & Public Consultation
Wildlife Spotlight – First glass eel and baby flounder.
DNA’s 1st draft of a Neighbourhood Plan for Deptford NP-Roadmap-Pages-web
is being put together from the policies and projects produced by the working groups:
HOUSING – Andy Belfield (Architect – Public Works)
GREEN & OPEN SPACES (Green Infrastructure) – Roo Angell & Vanessa Celosse
LOCAL ECONOMY – Malcolm Cadman & Andrea Carey Fuller
HERITAGE – Richard Katona
HEALTH & WELL-BEING (includes Transport & Air Pollution) – Andrea Hughes
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to meet with us since the deferment of this planning application on 29th September. We were glad of the opportunity to engage with you, and the Developers and Architects as a result of the Councillors supporting the Community’s request for a Deferment in order for you to address the concerns raised regarding this site.
Having considered your new ‘design’ proposals for the open spaces on the Old Tidemill School site extensively, we feel that your efforts to ‘compensate’ for the loss of the former school garden’ are inadequate and something that we are simply unable to support. The Garden is just too valuable an asset for Deptford to lose, and what you are offering as an alternative, which amounts to nothing more than a highly designed pathway, between Reginald Road and Frankham Street is woefully insufficient.
We believe that the Garden, or in the minimum at least a substantial portion of it (85-90%) can, and must be accommodated within the current plans for the on-site development. Sadly, you have made it very clear that this is not something you are prepared to even consider. A re-hash of old plans for a couple of open public spaces, and re-designation of community land to private land on the Site, is not acceptable to the Community, and does not constitute genuine consultation.
We feel strongly that what has been offered is not an opportunity for the community to truly collaborate, as the design proposals are, in reality only for a small strip of public realm (as described above). We are disappointed that there has not been a real debate about the future use of the garden. Thus, we feel further meetings would realistically be in nobody’s best interests. That being said, we would be more than happy to meet with you again if you are willing to look again at the spaces on the Site with the Community to agree where the new housing builds could go in order to save 85-90% of the wildlife/nature garden.
Help us save Old Tidemill Garden – Lewisham is selling off our community spaces – We need to act now!
The local Community is fighting hard to save this Garden form being bulldozed by Sherry Green Homes. WE WANT TO KEEP THIS SPACE FOR OUR COMMUNITY and to have it open to the public all year round. This is a one-off nature space for children to play in and for everyone to enjoy.
This beautiful nature space really is the green lungs of South Deptford.
Come and enjoy it now while you can – OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 12-3pm.
The future of this beautiful community wildlife garden hangs in the balance by a thread.
Lewisham Council’s Strategic Planning Committee is set to decide it’s fate tomorrow night (7.30pm at the Civic Suite, Catford). To date, only one of the Committee members, the Chair, Amanda de Ryk has taken the time to come and look at the Garden and the grounds to see for herself how the plans will impact upon the garden, grounds and local residents. All sorts of wildlife can be found in this small piece of heaven in Deptford which boasts a outdoor ampitheatre, a workshop cabin, a mosaic standing stone, vegetable plots and even a festival type loo (hole in the ground which you through sawdust in afterwards!).
An infamous Indian Bean tree can be found in this large natural habitat which spans some 2,000 sq m. As a real community garden should – it appeals to young, old and in-between – “a piece of magic” in an otherwise very deprived, urban area which is surrounded on all sides by heavy traffic roads – it is South Deptford’s Green Lungs. lungs that should be given the breathing space they need to keep everyone in the local community happier and healthier.