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.

11am to 12pm this Sunday – April 13th

If you only come along to Community Gardening once a year – please make it this Sunday to help with our big planting session!

With help from Alexandra Nurseries we have some lovely new plants to put in to the raised beds in Edward Road and the area next to the bus stop and the vets in Parish Lane.

For those of you with tiddlers, there will also be a range of delightful garden inspired arts activities near the raised beds in Edward Road. Last month they had great fun printing cherry blossom using sticks of okra and making butterfly shaped suncatchers.

So please dig out your trowels and join us. We will meet by the raised beds in Edward Road and then those of us without tiddlers to keep and eye on will move on to Parish Lane!


Are you an aspiring (or established) writer?
If you are, we are sounding out interest in starting a fiction writers’ group that could also tie into the ARA arts/music festival planned for September.

All would be welcome, from complete beginners to experienced writers.
The group would cover all genres from flash fiction and short stories to novels; blogs included, anything that is not straight reportage.

Work would be presented and discussed in a supportive atmosphere; meetings to take place at a member’s cottage with, of course, a glass (or two) of wine.
If you are interested please contact Andy Peake on

A change to meet the new Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Chris Hafford.

Please visit Bromley Community Engagement Forum for more information.