Response submitted, the old Tidemill School development plan

Maggi and Sue, on behalf of the estate, have sent a response regarding the old Tidemill School to Strategic Planning at Lewisham Council. You can read a previous post about the development here. The response, which you can read here, focuses on the negative impact that the development will have on Frankham House residents and they have suggested alternative ideas to lessen the negative impact.

Lewisham Council has acknowledged the response and will advise at which Strategic Planning meeting the development will be discussed. When we know the date we will share it with all residents.


Tidemill Redevelopment on Crosswhatfields? blog

There is a great article on the Crosswhatfields? blog about the Tidemill School redevelopment plans. Frankham House residents will be particularly affected, as will the garden area.  Read more here.

Tidemill site masterplan
Tidemill site masterplan (p31 of Design & Access Statement). Image courtesy Crosswhatfields?

Gardening and grounds maintenance across the estate

We’ve had some info through regarding the recent changes in grounds maintenance across the estate, from Ian Fleming, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor:

…as you know in October 2015 the Grounds Maintenance contract has gone over to Lewisham Homes from Glendale (contractors). I have been appointed as Grounds Maintenance supervisor in the areas of Forest Hill and Deptford. As such I am responsible for all that concerns Grounds Maintenance.

Our gardeners are now on a ten day rota system covering all sites in their remit, with two teams in each area, the ten day rota system allows us to make sure each site is visited on a regular basis, please contact with any concerns in your area and we can let the gardeners know of any problem before their next visit. Allowing them to concentrate on that before the regular work takes place.

As you may be already aware Lewisham homes has set up a gardening competition called “Grow Lewisham” please look at the Lewisham Homes Facebook page for details, and recommend any entries, the judging will take place in July.

A resident would also like to get a group together to do some gardening around the estate, his post below:

I would be really interested in teaming up with anybody who fancies doing a bit of gardening around the estate. It seems to me that it would be a simple job to plant some attractive flowers, bushes or trees even. I know that people have done this before but I would like to get involved with or start a small group to do this. It would obviously need the council contractor’s agreement and it would be great if we could rope them into help. Plus we’d need a bit of cash. But first stage, I guess, is just to see if other people would be interested in getting involved. Is anyone up for it or is there a group already?

Are there any other residents who would like to get involved?  Please post below.