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What's on in Hither Green This Spring!
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What's On in Hither Green This Spring!       

New: OurHitherGreen.com

Our website has a fresh new look! Check it regularly to find out what's happening in our community. 

Community Gardening Updates 

We hope you are enjoying the sunny daffodils planted around Hither Green with the assistance of the St Swithun's Church Scouts!
Next Community Garden Day:
Saturday 19 April 
Time: 11am - 2.00pm
Location: We meet by the Platform 1 entrance of Hither Green Station on Springbank Road, SE13 6SS.
For more information contact:
volunteer@ourhithergreen.com
 

SPRINGBANK ROAD NEWS: Our Pocket Park funding for the Springbank Road garden will allow us to repair the front wall, and install a rainwater harvest system by the end of March. We are also working with the Ted Ray Hall Scouts to improve planting on the road. 

LITTLEBOURNE FLATS NEWS:  
Littlebourne is the apartment block at the junction of Wellmeadow Road and Hither Green Lane. Lewisham Homes would like to fund window boxes and fruit trees to improve the grounds If you are a Littlebourne resident interested in planting fruit trees please do get in touch. 

Hither Green Hall presents: Igor Outkine Dance Party
SAT 29 March, £8 @ Cafe of Good Hope.
Doors open 7.00pm.  

Igor Outkine is a virtuoso accordionist and one-man band! See him perform at the Cafe of Good Hope.
We're promised swing, rock and roll, disco and Latin classics! 

Help Make A Summer Meadow in Hither Green
Sunday 30 March, 2- 5.00pm 

Location: Spring Gardens, 1 Arlington Close (off Ennersdale Road) SE13 6QE MAP:
Note: Over 18s only on site please


Join volunteers are sowing a wildflower meadow. This is part of a project to 'Green Hither Green' this summer and will provide a colourful habitat and food source for butterflies and bees. 

The Meadow will be open as part of Open Gardens Sunday in May. Bring a spade if you can! 

FUSS Spring Craft Fair
SAT 26 April, 12- 4.00pm 

There'll be crochet and cupcakes at the annual FUSS spring craft fair. Many local artisan jewellers, bakers, designers and fine artists take a stall at this very special event.

It's always a superbly creative day and the cake isn't bad either! 

New venue: The Good Shepherd Church Hall, Handen Road, SE12 8NR
FUSS Craft Fair: Book a Stall
FUSS: Facebook Page

The Hither Green Festival!
17- 25 May, 2014

Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock will open the Hither Green Festival on Saturday 17 May at the annual Food and Craft Fayre in Meridian South Piazza, the former hospital site.

Our community will come together in a sparkling celebration of all things Hither Green, so look out for Festival flyers and banners in the coming weeks.
This year's Festival has 25 events taking place over 9 days. 
Events include:
  • The Food & Craft Fayre
  • A Schools' concert + Gala Dance Recital
  • Cabaret and Gospel Choir evenings
  • Bedtime stories at the Library for pre-schoolers
  • Local History and Wildlife Walks. 
  • An afternoon of sports + dancing for kids 
Food & Craft Fayre: Book a stall
Stay up to date: HG Festival Facebook

Open Your Garden! 
An appeal for local gardens!
Sunday 18 May 2-5.00pm

A Hither Green Festival Event.

Open Gardens Sunday is always a festival highlight! It is inspiring to visit local gardens and pick up ideas about what's possible in your own space.  
This year we're looking for some additions to the mix of gardens- manicured lawns are very much optional! We need a selection of gardens - new and mature, with wildlife spaces, ponds and veg beds!

So if you live in Hither Green, are passionate about your garden please do get in touch. if you would like to share it!

The Prefab Museum: Tours of the Excalibur Estate
March - May 2014 

This excellent temporary museum is set in the heart of the UK's largest surviving prefab estate and is just two minutes from the end of Torridon Road.  The exhibits are curated by photographer Elisabeth Blanchet.
Location: 17 Meliot Road, SE6 1RY MAP
Museum Opening Times:
Tuesdays and Thursday: 10 -4.30pm
Saturdays: 10 -6.00pm

Guided Tours of the Estate:
Julian Holder of English Heritage and architect Ian Abley will be giving talks and guiding walks around the estate.
Dates: 
Saturday 19 April 2.30 -4.30pm
Saturday 10 May 2.30 -4.30pm

More on the inter-war history of the Excalibur Estate.

Fernbrook Road Embankment
NEWS:
Network Rail volunteer license! 

The HGCA has been granted a work license by Network Rail to clear up and plant on the Fernbrook Road embankment. Years of commuter litter plus the recent platform 6 extension have resulted in a dreadful mess, once contractors have put in an access gate we'll be going in to clear up the site.

We will be working with FUSS and the Hither Green Nature Triangle groups on this project. Sign up here to join the team of local conservationists who volunteer on the Hither Green Station embankments. 
In a year or two, we'll have Fernbrook Road looking as great as Springbank Road!
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