The licensee-to-be of
the Ladywell Tavern yesterday confirmed his intention that the pub will re-open
on either 13 or 14 December, probably with live music and
certainly with a party atmosphere. This is good news for Ladywell.
for more good news in the New Year in the form of a new proprietor for the deli
There will be a Christmas Market in Ladywell - on Saturday 14th December.
Lewisham Council has finally given the go-ahead for Ladywell Christmas Market to be held on the new, widened pavement! With its support, businesses and the community can get cracking with the planning and organisation for the market and bring some glitter, glamour and festive cheer to Ladywell this Christmas.
As usual, volunteers are needed to help with the logistics and marshalling on the day, and stalls are needed PDQ! . . . so if you are a creative crafter, brilliant baker, or fabulous food producer and would like to sell your wares at the Ladywell Christmas Market please get in touch a.s.a.p. Email email@example.com or pop into Slater & King this week to bag your spot – a list of confirmed stall-holders needs to be given to the Council by 18th November at the latest.
This is a sad week for Ladywell. Thursday will see the closure of El's Kitchen, a beacon of hope and quality in Ladywell's shopping parade. El is calling time on this venture and explains her decision as follows:
"It is with great regret that we have to inform all our lovely customers that El’s Kitchen will be closing for good on Thursday 31st October. Unfortunately El is unable to carry on running the business and there is no succession plan in place. It’s been a really hard decision for us to make and we’ve given it an enormous amount of consideration, and, although we have looked into other options, none are viable given the circumstances. We’ve spent a fantastic three years bringing you delicious food and drink in Ladywell and we couldn’t have done it without our wonderfully committed staff and tremendously loyal customers. We’ve really valued your business and greatly appreciated your support through the highs (Christmas trading and wine tastings!) and the lows (the bloody road works!). It’s been an amazing experience being such a pivotal part of Ladywell and we’re very sad that El’s Kitchen will no longer be at the centre of the local community. We’d like to thank our customers and staff for coming with us on such an exciting journey, and we’re really hoping that someone can take over the reins and carry it on so that Ladywell gets to keep its deli. El’s Kitchen is solvent and is not being liquidated. The lease and assets are for sale of this perfectly positioned property, which comes with an A3 restaurant licence, an on and off sales premises licence and a very friendly and accommodating landlord. Any interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Mercer writes "Many of you will remember the Ladywell Ceilidh from last year and it is
happening again. It is about the same time - Friday 22nd November starting at
7.30, last dance finishes at 11.00pm. It is the same format as last year - bring
your own food and drink, we will provide tables etc. AND it is the same price as
last year - £10 and £3 for children and young people (interpreted quite
freely). Aileen, Jane and myself are only looking to break even, after paying for
the hire of the hall and the band. The idea is to have a local community event
for local friends and if you have friends who would like to come do ask them
along. We have 100 tickets so let me know if you would like to book for this
event. Aileen, whose email is on the flyer, is the main contact for booking."
Algernon Road Residents Association (contact email@example.com) represents and protects the collective interests of those living in Algernon Road, especially in dealings with the Council and other statutory authorities.
Ladywell Fields User Group (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) meets quarterly.