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.

As reported on the Penge & Cator Councillors’ Blog:

The Alexandra Public House planning application was given Permission at last night’s planning committee paving the way for the Public House to open again.
The application includes 12 housing units above the public house.
The parking issues have been reviewed for a second time, as not all residents were happy with the addition of 12 units without adequate parking spaces. However, officers have deemed the proposal acceptable.
We look forward to welcoming our new public house – hopefully Late Knights Brewery.

AGM 2015

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Our AGM will be on Thursday 18th June 7.30-9.30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Lennard Road.

Please put the date in your diary!

All welcome and we are seeking election of new committee members.

5 pm onwards, Sunday, 17th May

‘Meet the Neighbours’, Alexandra Nurseries


Bring a bottle and have a chat to neighbours new and old.

New Panto!

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Please e-mail us at porcupineplayers@gmail.com to take part.

Please let us know if you would be happy to open your garden on the day ! Some people might like to open for just 2 hours so that they can visit other gardens.

It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours and make new friends on the estate, see how they enjoy their garden, their favourite plants, and take inspiration !

Contact alexandraresidents@gmail.com if you’d like to be part of the planning committee or have any suggestions.

See http://www.alexandracottages.co.uk/events/open-gardens for previous years.

Your road representative, or a member of the committee, will be calling on you during the next few weeks to check if you would like to open your garden and sell you tickets for the afternoon.

Please note: This is a pre-paid ticket only event – £3 per household
Check the ARA website www.alexandracottages.co.uk or join https://www.facebook.com/groups/alexandracottagesfor updates on what’s going on.