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.

Please see their website for the timetable of activities and for venue/booking details.

Please see Splatter Make for course and venue details, and bookings.

Penge Day

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Please find below the minutes of our 2015 AGM, and another 2 documents that were presented at the meeting.

2015 AGM Minutes

ARA Accounts 2014/2015


You can download/open each of these documents by clicking on their titles.

A big thank you to Diane and Adrian for organising the event, to John at the Alexandra Nurseries for hosting the get-together in the evening and for judging the competitions with Colin, and to everyone who helped.

And of course to all of you who opened their gardens (13 this year) or supported the event by purchasing tickets and visiting the gardens.
Even the weather managed to stay dry for the afternoon!

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If the slideshow above, doesn’t work you can access the set of pictures here:
Open Gardens 2015 – The Competitions

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Open Gardens 2015 – The Gardens and the Get-together

This consultation seeks your views on our draft Cycling Strategy which lays out our proposals for cycling in the borough up until 2026. The strategy highlights opportunities ranging from large scale infrastructure works to softer measures such as cycle training and secure cycle parking.

By setting out our local priorities and ambitions, the strategy will enable the council strengthen funding applications to the Mayor of London’s £913m ten year Cycling Vision programme.

The objective of this consultation is to help the council understand local stakeholder opinion about our proposals. This will allow us to fine tune our strategy and make well-informed decisions on our cycling projects and programmes.

Cycling strategy document

View or download the draft cycling strategy
Request a printed copy by calling 020 8461 7641 or emailing

Have your say…

You can respond to our consultation in a range of ways:

The closing date for responses is 31 July 2015.