Editorials

My Mum has Dementia

Date: 01/05/2024

Mum has been battling Dementia for over 10 years

Dementia

Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 24/11/2023

As you may know the Boundary Commission review has been finalised. This means that at the next General Election, Lewisham West & Penge will no longer exist. SE20 will become part of the new seat of Beckenham and Penge.

Ellie Reeves MP xmas

Street Art

Date: 24/11/2023

This fresh addition to SE20 marks the second time we have been blessed with artwork from this most talented of artists. However, we have had to wait since 2018 for a fresh addition from Rocket01.

Street art xmas 23

Christmas Tree

Date: 24/11/2023

Christmas trees are a beloved symbol of the festive season. But have you ever wondered where the tradition of the Christmas tree comes from? The history of the Christmas tree is a long and fascinating one, that spans hundreds of years and crosses cultural and religious boundaries.

Xmas tree

Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 01/10/2023

I was really proud to learn that our community has been taking action on this. Sense Charity Shop in Penge has partnered with parents from the Alexandra Junior School Parent Teacher and Friends Association to set up a fantastic uniform-hub.

Oct 23 magazine Ellie Reeves

Halloween

Date: 01/10/2023

How to Celebrate Halloween in Your Community

Halloween Oct 23 magazine

Street Art

Date: 01/10/2023

SE20 now proudly boasts more street art than any other postcode in the entire UK.

Oct 23 magazine Street Art

Oncology App

Date: 01/10/2023

The Oncology Guide is the first resource of its kind designed to empower parents and to calm & prepare children by providing the knowledge they need most at the start of their cancer journey. The app demystifies all aspect of treatment and care through bite-sized, engaging family-friendly films and animations for ages 2 – 12 featuring expert oncology practitioners and a host of brave, inspiring young children with first-hand, lived experience of cancer
Oct 23 magazine Oncology App


What are BIDS?

Date: 01/09/2023

BIDs are effective models for managing town and city centres. These business-led initiatives are funded through a levy charge on businesses usually within a specific geographical area.
Sept 23 what are bids


The birth of Anerley

Date: 01/09/2023

2027 will see the bicentenary of the foundation of Anerley – we should have a cèilidh to celebrate!
Sept 23 Anerley


“From Florida to Penge”

Date: 01/09/2023

SE20 now proudly boasts more street art than any other postcode in the entire UK.
Sept 23 street art


Cator Park Woodland Area Update

Date: 01/09/2023

A brief update on the Cator Park Woodland area – Land at rear of 175 – 205 Kings hall road .

Sept 23 cator

“From Munich to Penge”

Date: 04/07/2023

These works mark the fourth time that this international artist has painted for our mural project around Penge, since his first visit in 2017 and we are sure they won't be the last.
July Aug 23 Street Art


Tragic News

Date: 04/07/2023

The nature reserve quality site adjacent to Cator Park in Beckenham (officially known at land registry as 'land lying to the West of Kings Hall Rd, Beckenham (freehold) Title No SGL564389) has faced a heart-wrenching experience - 131 young oak trees have been felled despite the fact they were under the protection of a TPO.
July Aug 23 Tragic News


Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 04/07/2023

This month we marked the 75th anniversary of HMT Empire Windrush bringing passengers from the Caribbean to the UK. This was a seminal moment in our history creating a new generation of Black Britons, the seeds of what is now known as the Windrush Generation.
July Aug 23 Ellie Reeves


Local Parks – Betts Park & Winsford Gardens

Date: 01/06/2023


Street Art

Date: 01/05/2023


Coronation

Date: 01/05/2023

May 2023 Magazine - coronation for web

Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 01/05/2023

May 2023 Magazine Ellie review for mag

AMY THE GOAT: Greatest of all Time

Date: 01/05/2023

May 2023 Magazine book review for web

EHE Quiz

Date: 01/04/2023

An amazing turnout and we raised £2000 for EHE Rare Cancer


Street Art

Date: 01/04/2023

SE20 now hosts more street art than any postcode in the entire UK.

This month we are taking a look at a rather striking recent pair of additions to Penge by Salvadoran, but UK based street artist Abraham.O.


Street Appearance

Date: 01/04/2023

street appearance

A little about me Belinda – The face behind the mag!

Date: 01/04/2023


Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 02/03/2023

No worker ever wants to have to take strike action. We should not forget that they do not get paid when they do so. It is always a last resort to challenge injustice.

March 2023 Magazine Ellie Reeves MP

Mortgage Confidence

Date: 02/03/2023

2 min read

 

March 2023 MC

Street Art

Date: 02/03/2023

This month we are taking a look at a rather striking recent addition to Penge High Street by visiting French artists K2B and Naja.

 

STREET ART MARCH 2023

Bromley Council’s Tree care

Date: 02/03/2023

Bromley has the largest tree stock in London. Including 36,000 street trees comprising 200 species, and 24,000 trees in its parks. Last year Bromley launched a project to plant 5000 trees across the borough over a 4-year period.

 

Bromley Council’s Tree care

Street Art – Woof Woof

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Access Lofts

Date: 03/01/2023

Now the decorations are all put away, this could also be a great chance to free up some room in the rest of the house too. After all, why suffer with clutter when there’s perfectly good storage space in your attic or garage that’s just waiting to be used? Let us make it safe and easy for you to start 2023 clutter-free.

Start 2023 Clutter-Free Access Lofts

Digital support in the community

Date: 03/01/2023

ClearCommunityWeb help people feel more confident and comfortable with technology through classes, workshops and individual support. We guide and support people to become more independent, more confident and to reduce anxiety.

Digital support in the community for web

Celebrant Kathryn

Date: 03/01/2023

You deserve more than a template wedding ceremony, your names inserted here and there. A celebrant wedding means you can reflect your personalities, make it true to you, involve your pets, chose any location you like (even your own garden!) and celebrate in a way that’s 100% you!
Celebrant Kathryn for web


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Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 01/12/2022

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Queen Elizabeth II

Date: 04/10/2022

A simple timeline through her life history.
Queen


The Bridge House Theatre – A true celebration of community & creativity in Penge!

Date: 05/09/2022

The Bridge House Theatre are delighted to announce their eclectic Autumn & Winter season.


STREET ART

Date: 05/09/2022

A collaboration between Dotmaster and Cranio, who fused their respective and differing styles so perfectly and harmoniously.


ELLIE REEVES MP

Date: 01/07/2022

One of my favourite aspects of Penge has always been its strong community spirit and it was really great to see it flourishing.


Street Art

Date: 01/07/2022

Renozoner took to one of the previously painted railway arches along Penge and Parish Lane and reworked a space giving it a new lease of life by painting a...water truck.


Local Author Marie-Claire’s Debut Novel

Date: 01/07/2022

Set against a backdrop of London and Ghana. Marie-Claire Amuah has produced an unforgettable exploration of intergenerational trauma. Brimming with compassion, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy offers both a sensitive portrayal of the ripple effects of domestic violence and a defiant story of friendship, resilience and hope.


Designer Drapes win Best Window Display

Date: 01/07/2022

Designer Drapes window displays are something of a local talking point, and have even found fame on BBC Radio London!


Street Art

Date: 01/05/2022

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Penge Calling – Terri Berkengoff

Date: 01/05/2022

Local Textile Artist Terri Berkengoff


Our Healthier South East London

Date: 01/05/2022


Penge Poppy Appeal

Date: 01/05/2022

The Penge Poppy Appeal is looking for new poppy sellers,


INGENIOUS TECHNOLOGY FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Date: 01/04/2022

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

Date: 01/04/2022

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

Date: 01/04/2022

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

Date: 01/03/2022

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

Date: 01/03/2022

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.


Revolution Records

Date: 01/03/2022

Re-discovering Vinyl. Opening soon in Penge High Street - Revolution Records


The Writing Spark

Date: 01/03/2022

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

Date: 01/02/2022

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

Date: 01/02/2022

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

Date: 07/01/2022

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.


Street Art

Date: 07/01/2022

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

Date: 07/01/2022

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

Date: 07/01/2022

High demand at Signature Beckenham


Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 07/01/2022

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.


Street Art

Date: 15/12/2021

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

Date: 15/12/2021

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.


The BID

Date: 15/12/2021

Take a look at the most recent initiatives from the BID


Street Art – Tokyo Dreaming

Date: 01/10/2021

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

Date: 01/10/2021

Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham West & Penge


Does your web copy Stand out? – Semaphore PR

Date: 01/10/2021

Here’s Semaphore PR’s fab four reasons to put a content review on your To-Do list...


Survey – SE20’s favourite businesses revealed

Date: 01/10/2021

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

Date: 03/09/2021

A fully restored menu of treatments from cosmetic procedures to cancer care therapies - 2 min read


Street Art – Under the Sea

Date: 03/09/2021

The work in question is located along St John's Road by South-East London based artist Morgasmik,


Mwah Fitness

Date: 03/09/2021

Don't stay inside your head, come outside and breath.


St Cyprians School

Date: 02/07/2021

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.

More here


Canine behavioural problems as we emerge from the pandemic

Date: 02/07/2021


LOCAL STREET ART

Date: 02/07/2021

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

Date: 02/07/2021

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

Date: 02/07/2021

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

Date: 02/06/2021

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.


Street Art

Date: 02/06/2021

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

Date: 02/06/2021

MWAH Fitness have a huge reputation in the Pre and Postnatal industry.  Find out more about them here.


Get Vaccinated

Date: 03/05/2021

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

Date: 03/05/2021

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!

Date: 03/05/2021

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

Date: 03/05/2021

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

Date: 03/05/2021

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

Date: 09/04/2021

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!

Date: 09/04/2021

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.

Date: 09/04/2021

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

Date: 01/03/2021

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

Date: 01/03/2021

Ovarian Cancer awareness month


Ellie Reeves MP

Date: 01/03/2021

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

Date: 01/03/2021

Great Street art in SE20


Raising money for new park benches in Cator Park & Alexandra Recreation Ground

Date: 01/03/2021

plus Easter in the Parks!


10 tips for saving energy

Date: 01/03/2021

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

Date: 01/02/2021

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

Date: 01/02/2021

Thanks to local businesses who are helping by making Scrubs for the Pru.

More here:


A gentle stretch and the rule of 3

Date: 01/02/2021

Plan using the power of 3.


Can SE20 businesses insist that employees are vaccinated?

Date: 01/02/2021

  • 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.

More here:

 


Local Street Art

Date: 04/01/2021

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

Date: 04/01/2021

Ellie Reeves looks forward at 2021 and what this means locally.


Healthy Habits for 2021

Date: 04/01/2021

When do people usually give up on healthy habits they set for the new year?


5 ways to up size your home without moving

Date: 06/10/2020

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.


Survey

Date: 29/12/2020

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

Date: 29/12/2020

Ellie Reeves looks back over the last 2 months


Reflections on the Year

Date: 01/12/2020

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