Alexandra Cottages

In the heart of Penge, SE20

The Alexandra Cottages is a very special area in the heart of Penge, London SE20 with a friendly community spirit. The estate has 181 houses on 5 roads – Albert, Edward, Princes and Victor Road and Hardings Lane.

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The Alexandra Residents’ Association has set up this web site for our new residents, people who have lived here for years as well as people who are thinking about making their home here.

The association organises social events, publishes a regular newsletter and the twice yearly Porcupine Post magazine, advises on conservation issues, loans DIY equipment from our shed and produces a yellow pages of useful trades-people and a local services list. Click on the items in the menu for more details.

The best thing to do is come to one of our events, email us or come and find one of the committee who live on the estate. If you have any questions or want to get more involved please get in touch with us here.

To share information with fellow residents or to ask for help and advice from borrowing a plank to giving away an unwanted plant to making sure you are up to date with the gossip join our Facebook group.

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Please put it in your diary!

NOW POSTPONED TILL SPRING 2018 !

DATE: Saturday 30th September 10am – Noon
NEW VENUE: Alexandra Pub, Parish Lane

If you would like to raise a specific issue or put a motion to the meeting, please email timwalby@hotmail.com.

To vote at the meeting you need to bring your membership card. However, if you aren’t yet a member you are very welcome to come along and find out more about the Association and join. If you have paid your subs but not yet received your card for this year, you will be able to collect it at the meeting.

To help cater for numbers can you please confirm how many people from your household plan to attend by emailing Tim.

Open Gardens on Sunday 25th June 2017 was a great success: 20 residents – an unprecedented number – opened their gardens (half of them on Victor Road) and it was also possible to have a look at the communal shed, tidied up by some volunteers.
Ticket sales raised £160, the Name the Bear competition and card sales £28, Anna and Margaret £41 with the sale of their jam/plants.
All of this will go to a local charity: St. Christopher’s Hospice.

Many thanks for Diane, Adrian, Susie (who ran the children’s activities), Barbara (who took Beatrice the teddy bear round the gardens), Jane (who inspected some of the gardens as Gertrude Jekyll) and Franco for organising the event, to Steve of Victor Road for printing the flyers, to John at the Alexandra Nurseries for very kindly hosting the “bring & share” event that ended the day.
And, of course, a huge thank you to all the residents who opened their gardens and showcased their skills and passion. And to all of you who bought tickets and visited.

If you missed the event or some of the gardens, you can have a look at the pictures below:


Created with flickr slideshow.

(if the slideshow doesn’t work, you can access the album here)