Sunday, 17 June 2018

London Rivers Week launch 2018 on Sunday June 24, 12-3pm

Ladywell Fields is now recognised one of the capital’s best riverside locations.  This years London Rivers Week launch and Citizen Science Showcase will be held near the Good Hope CafĂ© in the North Field.

This is a family-friendly celebration of London’s rivers with free fun activities, enabling you to discover and explore the Ravensbourne and learn about exciting river projects all across the city:

  • The secret life of the river: See and hear the river with our underwater camera and hydrophones
  • Test drive a brand new prototype ‘pollution detective’ mini boat (and give it a name!)
  • River dipping and mini-beast monitoring
  • Arts projects and Nordic walking
  • A guided wade along the Ravensbourne river

Londoners who value their rivers and want to find out more about the secrets of the 600km network across the capital can connect with them in more ways than ever before.  The week, now in its third year, has the theme of ‘Valuing Water’ and will showcase some of these new ways the public can get involved, including through plastic litter picks, collecting plastic data, monitoring eels and dragonflies, and by test driving prototype pollution-testing lab boats.  Otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and eels all use London rivers - but they need help from the public to survive and thrive, in the face of plastic pollution, sewage and the impacts of climate change.
A full list of London-wide events can be found at

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Ladywell Fields User Group meeting, Wednesday 6 June 2018, 7pm

Venue:  Environmental Studies room in the North Field (adjacent to Ladywell railway station)

On the Agenda:
  • Notes of last meeting and any issues raised 
  • Works carried out under Catford Green development S106 Agreement (Jordan Ogbeide-Ihama from LBL Greenscene)
  • New tennis courts (Written update by Andy Thomas LB Lewisham) 
  • Proposed park leaflet (Tim Gluckman, LFUG Secretary)
  • Upcoming volunteering sessions, tbc
  • Food and Fun event on Sat 28th July (Catford Community Association,   
The meeting was followed by a walk about in the park with opportunities for informal discussion of park issues and proposals for investing planning gain funding (such as improving the basketball court, sponsored group exercise sessions, outdoor gym equipment, or improving the skate park).

The minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

The date of the next meeting will be Wednesday 19 Sept 2018, 7pm.