Wednesday 8 March 2017

V22 Ladywell Bridge - New Studio and Workshop Space

Not for the first time (good work Nick Barron) Brockley Central has beaten us to this story.

Monday 6 February 2017

Ladywell Fields Tennis Court Refurb

Many of you will have noticed that works have commenced at the tennis courts in the north field, opposite the Hospital.   The work started on 9 Jan 2017 and the contractors are hoping to complete around the end of March 2017, though the timescale is somewhat weather dependent.

Floodlights will be installed in phase 2 (later than March, but hopefully not too long after).  This is a Council project delivered in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, the London Marathon Charitable Trust and Glendale.

Once upgraded - to high standards - access to the courts will require a digital fob (that will cost c.£30- 50 p.a. per individual or family) and an online booking system will enable fob access for pre-booked, one hour time slots.

Regular coaching sessions (at additional cost) will continue as now.

Robert Sheppard

Friday 3 February 2017

Public Engagement Plans for Ladywell Victorian Baths (a.k.a. 'The Playtower')

Deborah Efemini, a Project Manager at Lewisham Council, writes:

As you may be aware we are currently developing an engagement strategy for Ladywell which will be a framework providing clear, informative two-way communications to ascertain the appetite for regeneration in the area.  It will be launched in mid-February and run throughout the fact finding process. Information obtained will be used to inform if and how the project is progressed.

The dates for engagement are below and can be found at  They will also be uploaded to the Council website shortly.

Saturday 11 February 2pm-5pm - St Andrew Centre, Brockley Road SE4 2SA

Saturday 18 February 10am-2pm - Good Hope Café, Place Ladywell, 261 Lewisham High SE13 

Saturday 25 February 2017 12noon-2pm - Hither Green Baptist Church Hall, Theodore Road SE13 6HT.

Thursday 2 March 6-9pm - Good Hope Café, Place Ladywell, 
261 Lewisham High  SE13 261

Wednesday 15 March 7-9pm - Ladywell Ward Assembly Meeting, 
Gordonbrock Primary School, Amyruth Road SE4 1HQ

Deborah's contact details are (e) and (t) 020 8314 3497 |  07391 863 312

Thursday 19 January 2017

40 Ladywell Road to open as restaurant

As was, for c.20 years
For years 40 Ladywell Road - or 'Snack Bar' as it was always known (see photo right) - has been the rotten black tooth in the broad smile of Ladywell's revival.  Not for for much longer it seems.
The building has been refurbished from top to bottom with new roof, full paintjob and rear extension.
Let's hope this somehow incentivises other landowners to smarten up the still-shabby buildings - such as the upper floors of the DIY shop and a few of those opposite too. 
The word on the street is that before long 40 Ladywell Road will reopen as an Indian 'fusion' restaurant - so something a little different perhaps.

Can't wait.

Monday 16 January 2017

Ladywell Baths ('Playtower') Website now 'live'

Further to the blog post below, the website set up by the Council to seek 'expressions of interest' in this exciting and important site, is now live - see

Spread the word!

Robert Sheppard