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Free LWO Xmas Concert at United Church Thurs Dec 12th

Before the big Herne Hill Christmas Fair on Saturday the 14th (11-5pm) which will include music from Lambeth Wind Orchestra at 11am (London Saxophone Choir at 12pm, Hot Motel at 3pm and more!), you can catch LWO elsewhere in Herne Hill! - their Xmas concert is happening this Thursday the 12th at 7:45pm, United Church SE24 9PW! That's on Red Post Hill at Herne Hill and it's free.

Music lineups for our Xmas Fair on Saturday - 3 locations!

Here are the music lineups for this Saturday's Herne Hill Xmas Fair across three venues --

By the station in Herne Hill:

11.00 The Lambeth Wind Orchestra

12.30 Lindy Hop Dancers

1.00 Ben Croft Trio

1.50 Creative Modern Dance troop

2.15 Alan Glen

3.05 Hot Motel

4.00 Rosendale Primary School Choir


By the Half Moon pub:

12.00 London Saxophone Choir

1.00 The Elm Green School Choir

2.30 Rosendale Primary School Steel Pans & Creative Modern Dance troop free styling

4.30 Rosendale Primary School Choir


Friends of Brockwell Park Winter Fair, Brockwell Hall, Dec 8th

Christmas is coming on with lots of fairs and festivals in the run-up! Let's get them all in! An annual favourite is the Friends of Brockwell Park Winter Fair in Brockwell Hall. Sunday 8th Dec from 11am-3pm. Brockwell Hall is a really beautiful location with views of London and a nice cafe. You can find stocking fillers, decorations and edible goodies all locally sourced.

Where to put the Herne Hill Christmas Tree?

Lambeth have contacted the Herne Hill Forum to ask where the best place to put this years Christmas Tree would be.


This is our opportunity to find the best location for the centre of Herne Hill. In some prtevious years the tree has been installed in the middle of the traffic island outside the park entrance. This has looked good for the passing traffic but not worked well for singing Christmas carols or similar. It does have the advantage that there is power available nearby for the lights.


One alternative would be to install it outside the station so that it coud be enjoyed by everyone as they came off the train. It may be opossible to rig lights with power donated by a local trader. It would mean that singing carols round the tree would be easier but that people driving through Herne Hill would miss out.


It may also be possible to just decorate the existing tree outside the station and make it look really bright and beautiful. This would save on another tree simply by using an existing one.


What would you think is the best place? What would make it special for Herne Hill?


New CPZ in Herne Hill brings chaos to local residents



Kestrel Avenue - Thursday afternoon.



Shardroft Road - Thursday afternoon.



Gubyon Avenue - Thursday afternoon



Gubyon Avenue - Thursday afternoon


Thanks to Lambeth Council, a bad parking situation in Herne Hill is turning into a nightmare, for two streets in particular – Gubyon Avenue and Fawnbrake Avenue.  


Doubleheader Hobofest - 1. MAD Brockwell Park, 2. Effra Social. Sat. 28th!

Brixton's The Hobos put immediate touring on ice for their Hobofest @heyhobofest tomorrow the 28th in Brockwell Park from 1-5pm. This is the Hobofest park inaugural but also part of the final day of MAD for Brockwell Park. The MAD Fest is coming to the end of a 5 year funding run so it should be special! The Hobos are on the bill with 4 other bands at the Brockwell Park stage with host Fayon Georgia Cottrell:

Herne Hill gets Jiving

Latest news from Oxfam Herne Hill

Latest from Oxfam at 20 Half Moon Lane, from their FB page:

"Our shop will not be able to open until the end of November at the earliest because of the flooding. Sadly we lost everything as it was all stored in the cellar whilst the planned refurbishment happened. So this Saturday (7th of September) from about 10 am to 3 pm, we shall be outside the shop to accept selected donations ( clothing, china, books and music) and talk to people. Please come and visit us. We’ll be doing this on selected weekends until we can open again. Please don’t leave donations outside of the shop when we are not there as the builders cannot take them in and we can’t use them. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates."

Remarkable photo shared by a Herne Hill Forum FB reader!

Zara shared this "bird's eye view" photo of the calamity with us on FB a short while ago & also wrote: "Flatmate Pippa took this photo yesterday from our roof. We live above Pedder so right by where the pipe burst. I think in spite of all the damage this pic shows what a beautiful little part of London Herne Hill is. Hopefully we'll all be back on track soon!" We second that beautiful sentiment Zara!




Aftermath - day after the flood in pictures + trader, traffic news

Lots of queries for aftermath status images, so here you go. Day after the flood and Half Moon Lane remains closed to traffic and difficult for pedestrians between Winterbrook and Stradella. As of 4pm today almost all shops both sides of the Half Moon Lane parade after Herne Hill A215 heading east remain shut. Some are locked up with water damage visible on floors, a few are currently being pumped. We spoke to the proprietors of Tales on Moon Lane who were just getting their cellar and shopfloor drained by flood services. They said they really weren't open for business because they still don't have power and there's no way to make change - but could agree to a sale if a customer had exact change. Also, they've removed all their electronics. Insurance will cover losses, but they said they weren't sure how much "work day" loss will be covered. Elswhere, Number 22 is shut and like other shops you can still see pooled water on their floor. Again no power, so lots of ice chests about. We spoke with Simon at the Half Moon Pub and he expects to be out of business for between 2-3 weeks - larger premises, greater damage, cellar still flooded.


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