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.
The meeting covered strategic aspects of our approach to the council and developer. We were pleased to have the company of some of the local residents. Those in the next meeting with the council will ask for more time to present the case. We hope for a rejection of the developer’s proposal.
21 April – 12 May 2017. Opening event: 21 April 6–9pm
Deptford-based artists Lucie and Karolina were the recipients of the 2016 Deptford X Fringe award, in which they were chosen from around 80 projects to present a show in the DX Gallery in spring 2017.
Watching a Strange Theatre is a video and sculpture installation that transfers some of the features of the remarkable Old Tidemill Garden – a unique, collaboratively run community space in Deptford – into the vitrine-like gallery space of Deptford X.
The existence of the Old Tidemill Garden is threatened by planned local development. The garden is currently only open to the public on Saturdays, however, in this show, live streaming from the Old Tidemill Garden gives us the chance to see its active life in real time 24/7.
Join us for the opening event on Friday 21st April, and for two other special events:
6th May: Special event at Old Tidemill Garden, 12pm – 10pm
The garden will host live performances by Karolina Mikeskova & Lucie Kordacova, Business Dudes and Au bout l’eau, open air screening supported by Deptford Cinema and food provided by Deptford People Project.
10th May: Discussion event at Deptford X Space with speakers invited by the OTG. (Book tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co
Link to pdf
Take part in the Lewisham Inter Faith Walk For Peace 2017
On Sunday 21st May 2017, members of faith communities will participate in the 3rd Lewisham Inter Faith Walk For Peace.
This idea was born after the Charlie Hebdo atrocity in Paris, when it was felt that a sign of solidarity and friendship in partnership with all members of society was needed.
Organised by Lewisham Police and the faith leaders group, residents visit several religious places of worship in Lewisham.
This year will see attendees stop at Lewisham Synagogue, St Laurence Church, Lewisham Islamic Centre and Sivan Temple.
For more details, please contact John Biddle on 020 8284 8336 or email email@example.com.