Penge Calling – Terri Berkengoff
Local Textile Artist Terri Berkengoff
Our Healthier South East London
Penge Poppy Appeal
The Penge Poppy Appeal is looking for new poppy sellers,
INGENIOUS TECHNOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS
The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust is a local charity that supports paediatric oncology communities and local cancer and leukaemia services. It is helping to fund the development and maintenance of a new app, the first of its kind, for oncology patients and families. This inspiring app will give children and families fighting cancer easy access to comprehensive, dynamic, high quality, evidence-based education resources in one centralised place direct to their phone or tablet.
Woof & Go
If you believe dog grooming is just a luxury for over-indulged pooches, then think again. No matter what size, age or breed, regular professional grooms are in fact essential to keep your dog in good health. And a healthy dog is a happy dog.
Street Art – Having a Hoot around Penge
This month we are taking a look at something a little different to our regular painted mural works. We are focusing on a recent series of 12 miniature clay installation works, placed up by local artist Elena Howard as part of the Penge Owl Trail.
Street Art – Bird is the Word
The work in question is located at the corner of Chesham Road and Chesham Crescent. It features a richly coloured and striking collaboration between London based artist Thisone and visiting Parisian artist Nush Poke.
Ellie Reeves MP
Following a tireless campaign driven by our wonderful local community in November, the Mayor of London committed to funding the renovations for the 50m pool and diving pool at the Crystal Palace National Sport Centre.
Re-discovering Vinyl. Opening soon in Penge High Street - Revolution Records
The Writing Spark
After twelve years working in bookselling and publishing, Annie’s debut novel, Not Quite Perfect, became a number one bestseller. Her most recent book, Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You was a USA Today bestseller. She teaches creative writing classes at Beckenham Place Mansion throughout the year.
Street Art – Shattered
The work in question is located in Southey Street at the back of the run of walls belonging to Bella Luna leading from the High Street. This is by a local artist we are sure you are all familiar with around SE20, namely Aspire.
Penge Tree Planting
Bromley Council are spending £1.3 million on thousands of trees to be planted on streets across Bromley. We have been busy ensuring that Penge will benefit from this scheme.
St Cyprian School
Our curriculum is supported by a huge programme of educational visits and specialist teachers for MUSIC, DANCE, PE and GREEK language lessons, as well as, our learning for life programme which includes philosophy for children and forest education.
For ourselves it is an honour Penge and Anerley are able to play canvas to a world of culture and history from all over the globe.
Bromley Town Twinning Association
Why have a Twinned Town?
After the Second World War there was a strong feeling that Europe must never again tear itself apart in this way. So having town twinning would help people from different countries get to know each other at a personal level and to forge links of friendship.
Signature at Beckenham
High demand at Signature Beckenham
Ellie Reeves MP
I was proud to recently be promoted to the Shadow Justice team as the Shadow Justice Minister.
One of my priorities that I will continue pushing forward is our work on Ending Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG). The first responsibility of any Government is the safety and security of its citizens.
We have been very fortunate to see a lovely little spate of fresh creations appear over the last month, with ourselves facilitating some 17 artworks over the last month around the area for our SprayExhibition20 community Street Art project.
EHE Rare Cancer Charity
Epithelioid Haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is an indiscriminate and often destructive cancer occurring in men or woman at any age and which is often aggressive in children and young adults.
Take a look at the most recent initiatives from the BID
Street Art – Tokyo Dreaming
The work in question is located at the corner of Evelina Road and Croydon Road. It reaches a whopping 30ft high and is by street artist Dan Kitchener.
Ellie Reeves MP
Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham West & Penge
Does your web copy Stand out? – Semaphore PR
Here’s Semaphore PR’s fab four reasons to put a content review on your To-Do list...
Survey – SE20’s favourite businesses revealed
Much has changed over the past 18 months. From the way that we work to the way that we live. And here in SE20, it’s been a tough time for businesses big and small, including the lovely independents based in our community.
La Belle Jolie
A fully restored menu of treatments from cosmetic procedures to cancer care therapies - 2 min read
Street Art – Under the Sea
The work in question is located along St John's Road by South-East London based artist Morgasmik,
Don't stay inside your head, come outside and breath.
St Cyprians School
From September, we are planning to offer a mini bus service to and from the school for new pupils who live in the surrounding areas such as SE20, SE24 and SE19, as well as covering areas near Purley and South Croydon.
Canine behavioural problems as we emerge from the pandemic
LOCAL STREET ART
The work titled 'Tokyo Drag Race' depicts a futuristic dystopian scene featuring a Geisha accompanied by a cyborg at the centre of the composition and flanked on both sides by a pair of Lamborghini's in acknowledgement of the underground drag racing scene in Tokyo.
ELLIE REEVES MP – Housing
Over the last decade we have seen house prices soar, a huge rise in homelessness and rough sleeping and property and living conditions for many deteriorating. The impact of this on many of my constituents is all too real.
The Bridge House Theatre Creativity and Community in Penge
After a couple of meetings with the brilliant Scott and Sinon at the pub, terms were agreed and the Bridge House Theatre started a phoenix-like rise from the ashes.
Preventing Pet Theft
Unfortunately in the past year there has been an increase in pet theft, particularly dogs. This is obviously a heart-breaking and traumatic thing to happen to a loved family member, so whilst its important not to panic there are a number of things you can do to help reduce the risk. Click below to find out more.
Through her artistic output Sophie Mess sets to create vibrant botanical inspired creations, bringing the colourful beauty of nature to the urban landscape, transforming spaces and inspiring positivity with her work.
MWAH Fitness have a huge reputation in the Pre and Postnatal industry. Find out more about them here.
Get vaccinated for Covid-19
Where: Penge High Street, Empire Square SE20 7DS
When: Midday to 4pm, Tuesday 25th May 2021
For further details, please open the file below.
Bear Necessities – Street Art SE20
The work we are sharing with you now was recently placed up along Maple Road, just next to the St John's school.
Beat the Heat!
Make sure you and your pets beat the heat this Summer. Preventing heat stress is relatively straight forward, and just requires some forward planning.
Mental Health Awareness
The pandemic and lockdowns have affected many people in many different ways. Being in nature is known to be an effective way of improving our mental health and protecting our wellbeing. With the arrival of spring, this is the perfect time to connect with nature.
If you are struggling with your mental health or feeling worried or anxious, there is lots of
help available. Please do reach out and get the support you need. (Support mentioned in this article)
ELLIE REEVES MP
In my role as Shadow Solicitor General I have been doing a lot of work around victims of crime. Sadly, victims are being let down on all fronts and this is most apparent for victims of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO).
Street Art: From Dubai to SE20
We thought this month we would take a look back at one of the works placed up just before the latest lockdown by Fink22 who was visiting London from Dubai
Bromley Adult Education like a challenge!
Like all other local organisations, the last year has proved challenging for your local adult education college. But there is nothing we at Bromley Adult Education like more than a challenge!
The best beauty salon in the uk.
The best beauty salon in the uk. Who knew Britain's top salon was in Anerley!
Crowdfunding campaign launched for a new stage at the legendary Crystal Palace Bowl
Crowdfunding campaign launched for a new stage at the legendary Crystal Palace Bowl The legendary Crystal Palace Bowl in South London once hosted the likes of Pink Floyd and Bob Marley, while in 2021 the unique lakeside venue celebrates its 60th birthday.
Ovarian and Prostrate Cancer
Ovarian Cancer awareness month
Ellie Reeves MP
Almost four years on from the dreadful Grenfell disaster the Government has failed to get a grip of the cladding scandal. Residents of Austen Apartments in Penge are facing an estimated £30,000 per flat to remove the cladding.
Street art: Five Years, 2 Towns & 323 Artworks
Great Street art in SE20
Raising money for new park benches in Cator Park & Alexandra Recreation Ground
plus Easter in the Parks!
10 tips for saving energy
With most of us spending more time at home than ever before keeping your energy usage under control has never been more important. To help with this Utility Warehouse have put together these top 10 tips for saving energy.
Local Street Art – stay safe, stay strong
We are lucky to have some of the fantastic creative Street Art locally. This is very befitting for the strange times we are living in.
From Scrubs to Pamper Hampers for the NHS
Thanks to local businesses who are helping by making Scrubs for the Pru.
A gentle stretch and the rule of 3
Plan using the power of 3.
Can SE20 businesses insist that employees are vaccinated?
- COVID vaccines are here, but not everyone wants one.
- Employers should tread carefully when considering a vaccination policy in the workplace.
- There is a multitude of legal risks, from discrimination to data protection, to take account of.
Local Street Art
A beautiful tribute to Gordon Gibbens.
His love of street art has been put together in a book entitled 'How Graffiti Saved My Dad's Life'. All the proceeds are going to St Christopher's Hospice and the details are in the article.
Ellie Reeves MP
Ellie Reeves looks forward at 2021 and what this means locally.
Healthy Habits for 2021
When do people usually give up on healthy habits they set for the new year?
5 ways to up size your home without moving
Thinking of making some renovations to your current property? Then why not consider remortgaging to release some equity in your home? Get in touch with Jo Jingree, our specialist mortgage adviser. Highly experienced with 20 years of mortgage knowledge.
The power of small businesses in Penge is BIG.
We are big believers in supporting small businesses all year round. After all they are the backbone of our community.
Ellie Reeves MP
Ellie Reeves looks back over the last 2 months
Reflections on the Year
There has been a surge of people looking to redecorate their homes, re-thinking layouts etc. Achieving the best look and layout for your lifestyle and home can be
a daunting task. Find out some tips here from Clare Marie Design