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.

Jo’s funeral service will be held at Beckenham Crematorium on Elmers End Road on Wednesday 11th February at 3.45pm.
At a date yet to be arranged there will be a further chance to remember Jo during an evensong service at Southwark Cathedral where her ashes are to be interred.

Individuals who want to make donations or send flowers can do so by sending them to the Funeral Directors who are The Co-op at 13 High Street West Wickham BR4 0LP. She wished monies to go to Southwark Cathedral Education Centre.

Jo will leave from her cottage that she loved so much: the hearse will leave Victor Road at about 3.15pm should you wish to pay your respects.


Jo Smith


We are very sorry that Jo Smith, a long-time resident of Victor Road, passed away yesterday.

She lived on the estate for many years and was very actively involved with the Residents’ Association: she led the organisation of the street party in 2005, started the Porcupine Post, wrote booklets on the history of the estate and would always organise parallel events for the children.

She will be greatly missed.

You can download Bromley Council’s Newsletter by clicking here.

This edition has news on Bromley North, our brand new MyBromley Account – you can pre-register now through our website – and a link to your waste collection days over the holidays.

A new plan has been submitted for the conversion of  The Alexandra public house.

You can see the plans on Bromley Council’s website by clicking here.

If you do see anything suspicious, do please report it to the police. Reported incidents are included in crime statistics, resulting in more offices dedicated to our Estate.

These are the contact numbers and email addresses for our Safer Neighbourhood Team:

  • 101 non-emergencies
  • 999 emergencies – always
  • Police station: 020 8649 3541
  • Mobile phone: 07843 065 880

Safer Neighbourhood team email:

Website: Penge and Cator Safer Neighbourhoods team
Herewith names of the Penge & Cator Ward police officers that cover the Alexandra Estate:
P Sgt Robert Godwin
PC Pete Williams
PC Dean Palmer
PC Tanya Isted
PC Nicholas Donaldson
PC Laurence Dight
PCSO Julie Pope
PCSO Victor Tuley