Thursday, 24 July 2014

Summer fun in Whitefoot, Downham and Lewisham

Down in the dumps?

Are you concerned about fly tipping, dog fouling and abandoned vehicles in Downham? It's one of the Whitefoot Local Assembly priorities and regularly comes up as a topic at assembly meetings. Heidi Alexander, MP for Lewisham East, is hosting a Don't Dump in Downham - Cleaner Streets Summit from 11am on Saturday 26 July at the Green Man, 355 Bromley Road SE6. All are welcome.

Are you a local person or organisation that could be involved in helping set up new community gardens in Whitefoot?

Supported by funding from Phoenix Community Housing, the Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project will be developing a site at Oldstead Road for local people to grow their own fruit and veg. Please get in touch with them, their launch is on 1 August 2014 from 10am - 1pm.

Activities for children and young people over the summer holidays

There are many low cost or free activities in the local area this summer. Please contact the organisations directly for more information.

Pre School Learning Alliance Lewisham, Delicious most Nutritious, Millwall Community, Goldsmiths Community Centre and Impact Matters are running Fun Young Goldsmiths, a holiday programme for 8-13 year olds.

Visit the PSLA Lewisham website for a downloadable summer timetable at their children's centres at Limelight, Torridon and Bellingham.

Phoenix Community Housing are running a number of activities across Downham, Whitefoot and Bellingham. For more details and information go to their website.

Downham Health and Leisure Centre/1Life is hosting summer fitness and fun at activity camps in Downham. The camps need to be pre-booked. More details here

Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre (GLYPT) are running Summer Arts College, three weeks of free art courses for 8-19 years old, at Bonus Pastor School, Downderry Road BR1 5PZ

Bromley and Downham Youth Club at Valeswood Road, Bromley BR1 4RD are running a summer programme in conjunction with Millwall Community.

Downderry Children's Centre also has a range of activities for children, please contact them for more details.

For activities across Lewisham visit the council's web page Summer's Alive.

Enjoy the summer!

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