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How Would You Like to See Fordham Park Improved?

“Fordham Park, London Borough of Lewisham, SE14” by Ewan-M is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Do you have ideas for improving Fordham Park? Friends of Fordham Park will be applying for this year’s round of the Lewisham Council Greening Fund: In the previous round, we successfully applied for £14,000 for 3 new bins, 2 water fountains (to be installed) and bird nest boxes. The themes this year are Young People and Play, Access, and Biodiversity and Sustainability. Sent your ideas to or ring Laura on 07761 770 997.

Covid Vaccination: Your Questions Answered

What is a vaccination?

If you are not considered high risk from Covid do you still need the vaccine?

Were the trials for the Covid vaccine rushed and important steps skipped?

Does the vaccine make you sick?

What if you have allergies?

Do vaccines cause autism?

Will vaccine alter our DNA?

Does the vaccine include a tracking device?

Can the vaccine cause infertility in women?

Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine?

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Re-opening for families

We are thrilled to be able to welcome back under 5s and their families from Monday April 12.

The garden is bursting with spring flowers and the pond is hosting several billowing cushions of frogspawn, and we are all looking forward to seeing your beautiful smiley faces.

You will need to book places in advance and we will, of course, be following rigorous covid safety rules. That said, we intend for you all to have the best possible time when you arrive.

You will be able to book a session from this website one week in advance and we’ll post a link when the time comes.

Sessions will be on Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 10.30 am or 10.45 am to 11.45 am and on Wednesday 1.30 pm to 2,30 pm or 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

Peer to Peer Mental Wellbeing Support Group

Are you looking to improve your mental wellbeing in 2021?

Do you want to meet new and likeminded people from New Cross Gate?

Would you benefit from being part of a supportive community? 

Then the New Cross Gate Trust’s new Peer to Peer Mental Wellbeing Support Group might be the group for you!

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New lockdown arrangements

As per the announcement this evening of a new lockdown, we are sorry to say that the following changes will be made to our services for the forthcoming weeks until lockdown is lifted or the current guidance changes.

  • Stay and play sessions are currently cancelled.
  • Community Gardening sessions are currently cancelled.
  • Sewing sessions are currently cancelled
  • Adult learning classes are currently cancelled
  • Ukulele sessions are currently cancelled
  • ESOL classes will be taking place on line only – contact Helen.Keenan@nxgtrust.org.uk for further details
  • Mindfulness sessions will be taking place online (new dates to be announced shortly) contact Jill.mountford@nxgtrust.org.uk for further details.
  • Employment support will be taking place via email/phone/zoom – contact Elisha.McQueen@nxgtrust.org.uk for support.
  • IT skills training will be taking place via Zoom. Contact sezinlearning@gmail.com for support.

    If you are in need of any other forms of support, such as food banks, domestic violence or welfare advice please do contact us on 0207 639 7605 and we will try to signpost you to other support in the local community.

New funding for Besson Street Community Garden

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Mayor of London for our Grow Back Greener award. This will enable further development of Besson Street Community Garden with new plants and trees, repairs to our pond and improved eco-credentials with the installation of new water butts, green roof and green wall. We will also be able to run many more community gardening sessions over the coming year.
Please come along to our community gardening sessions if you would like to get involved – now running 4 days per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Everyone is welcome.

https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-of-london-awards-green-grants

Join us for the Big Half!

If you are looking for a reason to try and get fit and healthy again after months of lockdown, NXG Trust has 5 community spaces for the Big Half up for grabs, for only £10 each. The 13.1 mile run will take place on Sunday 25 April, starting at Tower Bridge and ending in Greenwich Park.
To be awarded one of our places, we will just ask that you set up an fundraising page to make a donation to the New Cross Gate Trust. Please email Jenny.couper@nxgtrust.org.uk if you are interested in taking part.

Group Facilitator required

We are currently recruiting for a sessional group facilitator, to establish and support a new peer-to-peer mental well-being support group, that we will be establishing from January 2021. This is for 5 hours per week. The work requires someone who has good coordinating skills, some background in mental health and has experience in facilitating groups.

Please find attached the Job Description, Person Specification, and application form.

This post is funded by BUPA Foundation grant and is initially for 12 months.

We require someone by the end of this year with a view to starting work at the beginning of January, 2021. The role is for 5 hours a week and the pay is £30 per hour

If you are interested in this role please call us initially on 020 7639 7605 or email: jill.mountford@nxgtrust.org.uk to discuss this further. The deadline for applications is midday Monday 30th November.

We will require two references (at least one will be a professional reference) an enhanced DBS check and for the successful applicant to undergo our safeguarding training.