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.

Tuesday 21st January,2020, 8pm in The Goldsmiths Arms Function Room.

You are all invited to the first of what we hope will be several “show and tell” sessions ,hosted by ARA members, who will talk on a range of subjects…personal stories, history of the cottages, conservation etc.

This one will feature our friend and neighbour, Adrian from Victor Road, who will be telling the fascinating story of his extraordinary search for his long lost family, so please come along and support this free event.

There is, of course, food and drink available to buy from the next room, which we can bring in with us. We do hope you will join us.

Please come and join your neighbours in our annual ARA Carol Procession round the cottages, this year.

Tuesday 17th December, starting at 6pm at the junction of Princes Road and Hardings Lane

Carol sheets provided, please bring lanterns if needed.

There will be a collection on the night for St Christopher’s Hospice and Living Well Bromley.

More details to follow. Hope to see you there.

Join the ‘pop-up choir’ on the day or get together with friends to sing and play – all ages and abilities welcome!
It promises to be a great event and anyone interested in taking part or helping on the day can contact Robin Middleton at [email protected]

Scam Alert!

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One of our residents on Victor Road was recently approached, and subsequently contacted by phone, by some chap claiming to be from Thames Water. He was told that they would be carrying out work on a big blockage in the sewer, the flushing through of which would probably send an overflow through the indoor plumbing. They tried to push/offer having something installed to prevent this, for a deposit of £1,200 – refundable after “the work” !!
Our resident demurred, and later called Thames Water, who said there were no planned works on Victor Road.

Call Thames Water direct if you have any queries.

A big thank you to Matthew, Edward Road for the lovely picture of the Panto cast.