Sambrooks open in the Ram Quarter

The independent Sambrook’s brewery has pulled the first pint in its new home at the Ram quarter ensuring that a 500 year history of beer making on that site continues.

The company has relocated from Battersea to launch its new brewhouse and bottle shop, with a taproom to follow late this year. The first Sambrooks beer to be brewed on the site is its original ‘Wandle Ale’, named after the river.

Alongside its state-of-the-art brewing facilities, Sambrook’s is opening a heritage centre in mid-May where visitors will have the chance to look ‘behind the barrels’ at how its ales are made, enjoy tours and try their hand at beermaking with a ‘be a brewer for the day’ experience.

How to entertain yourself whilst in lock down

The creative world has responded in an amazing way . Those who are forced to be at home can catch up on the Arts while we respond to these dramatic adverts we can add a different sort of drama to our lives.

Sadly, live entertainment and support of the arts is not considered an essential activity by any stretch of the imagination. However, there is plenty to see on-line and lots of chances to support real Drama and a range of other Arts. Here is a list of the Events Group’s ideas.

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Green The Grid

Thursday this week brought out a record January attendance of 55 people to hear Nina Kowalska tell us about the Font Garden Friendly initiative that she leads on the Southfields Grid (those streets to the south of Southfields tube station). Their aim is to create London’s first front garden friendly neighbourhood and to spread the word to other areas. This is not just an idea to prettify the area but to create an an eco friendly area to improve air quality, plant for wellbeing, encourage wildlife and reduce flooding risk with permeable garden surfaces. To learn more see

Jaggard Way application refused

The application for outline planning consent for the demolition of the existing small business units and the redevelopment of the site, for a mixed use scheme of 72 homes, was refused yesterday, 27 November against officers’ recommendation to permit the proposal. The Society’s objections highlighted the inappropriate nature of the development on the edge of the conservation area and the loss of significant employment space.