Monthly Archives: December 2011

Law books lost

Unhappy note next to Shepherd Foods bus stop. If anyone has seen a bag full of law books, please call 07577558355 or 07435896554. Good luck indeed…

Fran writes on the Facebook page:
“Lots of note books plus sunglasses strewn along Lawn Terrace on Christmas Day. Pile of papers last seen on wall next to Friends’ Meeting House but not sure of their whereabouts now.”

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Pubs in Blackheath on New Year’s Eve 2011

Here’s a list of the various opening times in Blackheath.

All the info below is from me phoning the pubs today, so may not be perfect.

If you’re going to try and watch fireworks over London (where the Thai hot air balloon shown above lifted up from a couple of years back), try the junction of Cade Road and General Wolfe Road, shown below – nearest Blackheath pub is the Hare & Billet. (see map at the bottom of this post).

Hare & Billet
No tickets required – open from 11am until 1am on New Year’s Day.

Cave Austin
Open from 8.30pm – with an extended license (guy on the phone wasn’t sure until when – possibly 3am or 4am?) Tickets are £12 in advance, or £15 on the door.

The Crown
No ticket required
Open until 1am

The Railway
No ticket required
Open until 2am

Tickets are £5 on the door,
Open until 1.30am

Prince of Wales
No ticket required
Open until 1am (he thinks but not sure)

Zero Degrees
As with last year, they’re not answering the phone – I’ve dropped them an email, and I’ll update the blog if they reply.

Good spot for watching fireworks over London:


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Christmas tree recycling – two councils differ

Greenwich Council:

If you would like us to collect your real Christmas tree you must remember to remove all decorations then leave it next to your green-top bin on your normal collection day. Make sure you leave your tree where it can be easily seen by the collection team.

Lewisham Council:

Take it to one of these designated places, or pay £15 to have the council collect it from your door. Note that the pins on the map are VERY approximate – please correct them if they’re in the wrong places.

I sometimes think local councils should be unified into a single body. I can’t understand why the two adjacent councils differ so much in their provision of services.


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Christmas carols tonight at Blackheath Standard

Spotted at Blackheath Cooks:

Come along to the Standard’s Old dover Road parade tonight from 6-6.45pm for carol singing, to meet the Standard’s very own Santa (who will be giving out free treats for kids of all ages!) and to do some last minute shopping!

The Bugles are off for a week or so to darkest Cornwall – have a lovely Christmas, wherever you are!

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St Matthew’s Academy on BBC News

Great to see a local school embracing computer science, not just teaching kids how to use Microsoft Office.

St Matthews Academy in BBC News clip

See also Young Rewired State. And of course, the Raspberry Pi!

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Lots more about the station car park

BVRG has a very detailed article about Lewisham Council’s previous responses to Network Rail’s suggestions of building high density housing on the car park.  If anyone can find Network Rail’s initial housing proposals, it would be interesting to see them…


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Superheroes on Blackheath

Brrr, looks chilly…

Vimeo is so great.  It’s YouTube with style.

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