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.

The Alexandra Residents’ Association’s Art and Music festival was a great success.

Here are a few pictures

(photos by Jane D., Lucy and Franco)

and two videos with the highlights of the evening musical event:

(please note that the first video is not available on mobile devices, due to a copyright issue with a couple of music tracks).

A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets in the raffle for the knitted animals.

The winning numbers for the raffle were: 71, 110, 111, & 155.

155 is the only one unclaimed.

Please contact Shirley to claim your prize.

Following a really enjoyable Art, Craft and Music Festival last week-end, the Alexandra Residents Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those that supported this event and helped to make it such a success..

This includes stallholders and workshop leaders during the daytime events, as well as those that volunteered to spend all day ‘in the kitchen’ serving the multitude of wonderful homemade cakes and refreshments that so many residents kindly donated.

Thanks have also been sent to all the talented members of our local community who performed at the evening concert,and made it such a great evening of entertainment for all those that attended.

Thank you also to the members of our wider community in Penge who supported us by either advertising the festival, or attending any of the events.

When embarking on the planning of such a festival it is never certain how it will be received or supported. Once again it was reinforced to all of us involved, that we are so lucky to live on the Alexandra Estate,where neighbours and friends ‘pull out all the stops’ to retain and enhance the feelings of a vibrant and friendly community and to promote all that is good about living in Penge.

Lucy, Jane and Jane.


Please click here or on the picture above to view the full programme of events.

This is the evening programme: