Catford is young and vocal!

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February saw Team Catford host Young and Vocal, Catford’s first ever night dedicated to celebrating and encouraging Catford’s next generation of creative minds. Attended by over 100 keen creatives from across South London, the evening took place in a vacant unit in Catford Shopping Centre and gave guests the opportunity to enjoy exciting live performances, admire striking artwork and rub shoulders with like-minded individuals.  Take a look at our video to see how the evening unfolded and watch this space for more exciting events from Team Catford.

 

Save the date! Catford Beer Festival 8-10th June

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Prepare to enjoy ice cold beer, delicious street food and exciting live music as Catford Beer Festival returns to the neighbourhood in June. Taking place at the Catford Bridge Tavern just days before the World Cup, the festival will feature 40 different types of beer including the specially brewed Catford Pride Pale Ale.  To stay updated on the festival and make sure you don’t miss a thing, follow @CatfordBeerFest on Twitter.

Tastebuds ready?  Catford Food Market is coming

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We’re just a few short weeks away from welcoming the eagerly awaited Catford Food Market. Taking place on Catford Broadway from 10am-4pm on Sunday 25th March and on the last Sunday of each month, the market offers a chance to sample some South East’s London’s most exciting food entrepreneurs.

Enjoy treats and flavours from across the globe with a line up featuring delicious Indian street food from Raastawala, tempting Caribbean dishes from Jerk Off and Japanese fayre from Fuse.

There will also be artisan producers offering a selection of bread, cakes, cheese, jams and chutney.

Team Catford will be there as well to listen to your views and aspirations for the area.

Join the #Catford Conversation and tell us what you think!

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It’s full steam ahead with our community engagement programme. We’ve collected over 1,450 thoughts, ideas and concerns from people across the neighbourhood, and we want to hear more.  Every single comment will be passed on to the architects responsible for designing the regeneration masterplan, a blueprint to guide development in Catford over the next 20 years. We’ll be listening to your views at Rushey Green Assembly at the Civic Suite on 14th March, but if you can’t make that here is a list of our forthcoming events.

Wednesday 14th March, 7-9pm, Rushey Green Assembly, Civic Suite

Saturday 17th March, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Catford South Assembly, Rushey Green Primary School (Culverley Road entrance)

Sunday 25th March, 10am -4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway

Saturday 28th April, 11am-2pm, Catford Library

Sunday 29th April, 10am -4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway

Saturday 26th May, 11am-2pm, Catford Library

Sunday 27th May, 10am-4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th June, 12noon – 11pm, Catford Beer Festival, Catford Bridge Tavern

Saturday 7th July, 12noon – 8pm, Lewisham People’s Day, Mountsfield Park

Alternatively, you can leave your comments on our Commonplace Map.

Make sure you stay up to date with all things Team Catford including our forthcoming events by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or visiting our new website www.teamcatford.com

Join the #CatfordConversation

So far over 1,400 ideas, concerns and suggestions have been shared with us and we want to hear more! Every comment will be seen by the architects who will draw up the masterplan for the regeneration of Catford Town Centre so make sure you have your say.

We’ll be in Catford Library this Saturday from 11am-2pm but if you can’t make it, take a look at our list of upcoming events.

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Who was your #Catfordcrush?


In the run up to Valentine’s Day we encouraged everyone to tell us which Catford business held a special place in their hearts and reveal their #CatfordCrush.

We were inundated with love letters, tweets and posts and the business that received the most love was The Bar & Bottle Shop on Catford Broadway!

We've been in touch with Natalie and Xhulio over at The Bottle Bar and Shop to tell them the good news, and they were delighted with all of the Catfordian love they received. Here's what they had to say:

"We're so grateful for the continuous and fantastic support (online and in person) locals have shown us. It seems our community is keen to "shop local" and support small businesses like ours, a great thing for Catford! We still can't believe we won the #Catfordcrush competition, THANK YOU so much for your votes and kind words!"

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South London's next big food destination!

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Catford has a long tradition of street markets, dating back to the 1800s when the neighbourhood’s very first market began. Now, Team Catford is celebrating this tradition and is launching the Catford Food Market.

From 10am-4pm on Sunday 25th March and on the last Sunday of each month, the market on Catford Broadway will showcase some of South East’s London’s most exciting food entrepreneurs.

It will give savvy locals the opportunity to connect with the prolific street food scene and give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to raise their profiles.

It’s an international affair with North East Indian treats from Raastawala, tempting Caribbean dishes from Jerk Off, mouth-watering South African specialities from Ma Kates and Japanese fayre from Fuse.

As well as street food there will be artisan producers offering bread, cakes, cheese, jams and chutney.

By implementing recommendations submitted to Commonplace, Catford Food Market will create real opportunities for new and existing businesses, in line with the Council’s vision to provide an exciting and sustainable retail offer that is fully supported by and meets the needs of local people.

Team Catford will also be there to listen to your views and aspirations for the area.

£20m funding will help to revive our town centre

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Earlier this month, Lewisham Council secured £20m towards the regeneration of Catford and Lewisham town centres. For Catford, this money will go towards moving the south circular behind Laurence House, making land available for new homes, shops and public spaces. 

With the borough’s population set to grow by 14% by 2024 (according to ONS figures 2014-2024) there is a real need to build more homes, and the Council, envisages that up to 2,500 new homes could be built across Catford Town Centre over the next ten years.

In summer 2018, architects will be appointed by the Council to prepare a draft masterplan – a plan of plans to guide development in Catford Town Centre over the next 20 years. We’ll share this draft masterplan with the community, discussing how new homes can be accommodated across the town centre, making the most of underused sites whilst considering the existing character of the area.

Are You Young and Vocal?

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To celebrate and encourage Catford’s next generation of creative minds, Team Catford’s newest and youngest member, Charisse Chikwiri, has organised Young and Vocal - Catford’s first ever night dedicated to young creatives in South East London.  

Taking place in a vacant shop in Catford Shopping Centre this Saturday, the event features a strong line-up of musicians, DJs, writers and visual artists showcasing their talents and skills.

Guests are invited to come and enjoy the creativity and network with like-minded people.

Tickets are limited, free and available at Eventbrite. Strictly over 18s.

Do you have a #CatfordCrush?

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s only fair to spread the love to the Catford businesses that hold a special place in our hearts. Catfordians can get in touch and tell us their #CatfordCrush by sending us their stories and photos through TwitterInstagram and Facebook or a good old fashioned love letter. The business with the most love will receive a special prize!


Monthly Catford Food Market

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Catford has a long tradition of street markets, dating back to the 1800s when the neighbourhood’s very first market first started. Now, Team Catford is celebrating this tradition and launching the Catford Food Market. On Sunday 25th March and on the last Sunday of every month, the market will showcase some of South East London’s premier street food entrepreneurs and crafters.
Traders include Raastawala, Brett and Bailey, Van Dough, Jerk Off and Three Hounds Beer Shop.
Team Catford will also be there to listen to your views.


Upcoming Consultation Events

We now have over 1,300 comments on Commonplace and we want to hear more! Every single comment will be seen by the architects who will draw up the masterplan for the regeneration of the town centre. Here’s a list of our forthcoming consultation events. Pop by and make sure you have your say!

Saturday 24th February, 11am-2pm: Catford Library

Saturday 3rd March, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Catford South Assembly, St Laurence Church Hall, Bromley Road

Wednesday 14th March, 7-9pm, Rushey Green Assembly, Civic Suite

Sunday 25th March, 10am -4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway

Saturday 28th April, 11am-2pm: Catford Library

Sunday 29th April, 10am -4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway


Reporting problems and issues

Team Catford is here to make sure that everyone who lives, works, socialises, commutes or runs a business in Catford has their say as our community changes. As part of this we are collecting your thoughts, views and opinions on our interactive map.

While we are always keen to hear what you think, please note that if you would like to report an issue relating to areas such as flytipping and anti –social behaviour , then you should go directly to Lewisham Council who will be able to assist you further. Please contact Lewisham Council for more information.