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Sayes Court Garden Network project

We are working with Lewisham Council and community partners to develop designs for 3 revitalised green spaces on the Sayes Court estate, in collaboration with the local community.

A £40,000 Development Grant from the Greater London Authority’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund, coupled with £30,000 of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy funding from Lewisham Council, are funding a programme of community engagement to develop and re-design the ideas the community has for using these currently under-used areas.

Tell us what you think via our survey

As part of this project, we're asking local people to share their views on which spaces could be improved and how, through completing a short on-line questionnaire available here.

The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete and the closing date for responses is Monday 29 July at 12pm.

Lewisham Sayes Court Greening Evelyn event
A family enjoying activities at the Lewisham Sayes Court Greening Evelyn event | © National Trust Images_Arnhel de Serra

A community picnic: Saturday 20 July

We are also inviting local people and their neighbours to join us for a community picnic on Saturday, 20 July between 11am and 3pm in the green space at the corner of Prince Street and Czar Street, SE8 3LQ. There will be an opportunity for people to share their views and hear about next steps, alongside free drinks and snacks, plus seed planting activities and games. The event will be delivered by nimtim architects, on behalf of the project team, who will be working with local people in the re-design of 3 of the estate’s green spaces over the next 6 months as below.

Our plan for the project

The Sayes Court Garden Network project is one of the projects included within the Greening Evelyn Toolkit. Over the last couple of years, we have been working with a coalition of organisations in Lewisham - including DeptfordFolk, Lewisham Council, Everest, local Tenants and Residents Associations for the Pepys Estate, to develop a 'Greenspace Toolkit' for Evelyn Ward. The plan looks at how green spaces can be created, enhanced and managed with communities, for communities.

A copy of the Toolkit is available here.

Find out more about Greening Evelyn with this short film: Greening Evelyn vision

Project timeline

Summer 2024

Community engagement

Initial community engagement to identify which spaces will be re-designed. Initial designs produced for community review.