Help secure much needed funding for street improvements

New Deadline: 29 June

UPDATE1Cllr Stella Jeffrey has been in touch to say she has arranged

for the deadline to be extended by one week from 22 June to 29 June.

UPDATE 2: Three of the areas competing with Hither Green Lane for the TFL Lip funding are

Manor LaneSandhurst RoadBurnt Ash Hill.

Click for details of their planned streescape improvements and their feasibility studies.

It really is too bad that we are competing against our near neighbours for this necessary funding.

Hello everyone,

A proposal to secure over £200,000 of Transport For London funding to improve Hither Green Lane pavements and carriageway is currently before Lewisham Council- and it urgently needs more community support.

Dangerous Road Crossings: For a long time people in Hither Green have been concerned about the crossings at Beacon Road and George Lane. Cars frequently approach both crossings at speed and there are numerous instances of drivers not stopping for pedestrians. This is a golden opportunity to secure funding to improve safety on HGL for pedestrians and local businesses.

Solutions: Widening the pavement, improving junction layouts.  The full proposal document can be found here (scroll down for the map).

Where we come in: Hither Green is facing significant competition from other parts of Lewisham for the money. The deadline for us to show our support is this Sunday night.

So please whatever you’re doing this weekend, do find 5 minutes to email your support for the proposal:
Email: with “Hither Green Lane – Streetscape Improvements” in the subject. A sentence or two about why you think Hither Green Lane needs improving for pedestrians will make all the difference.

Thank you in advance for your time, and many thanks are also due to Ivan, Martha and Ryan, local residents who have nursed these proposals, gathering local support and working with local Councillors.

You can contact them via

The Hither Green Community Association