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Grove Centre lunch

Home delivery to sit-down service

The Grove Centre Church’s lunch service has been able to successfully open its doors to guests once more. Two course home-cooked lunches are served to our guests at individual tables, at a safe distance from one another, whilst still being able to see friendly faces and have a chat. Reopening the doors in a covid-secure way allows people to have a healthy lunch, get some exercise, and reduce social isolation, whilst maintaining social distancing.

The lunch service is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors at 12:15 for lunch served at 12:30. Meals, at £3.80 for two courses, must be booked a week ahead. 

For more information, please contact the Centre Manager, David, on 020 8778 8601,  9am-1pm on the open days.

Sydenham Society AGM

Join the meeting on Zoom


7pm Tuesday 22nd SEPTEMBER

The 47th Annual General Meeting of the Sydenham Society will take place on Tuesday 22 September from 7pm-8.30pm via Zoom.

Hear what’s going on locally from the Sydenham Society, arts groups and local councillors.

Below is the Zoom link for the meeting

Meeting ID: 747 173 3055
Passcode: 727826

Please see below:

* Minutes of the last AGM below (please read this since copies will not be available at the meeting)

Platform Cricket Finals

Kidbrooke Kings beat Sydenham Sonics

Above: Sydenham Sonics line-up

Kidbooke Kings win final against Sydenham  Sonics on 31 August at Blackheath Cricket Club!

Platform Cricket is an organisation dedicated to
developing London’s children in and through cricket.

Their mission is to increase the number of children in London participating in cricket. To increase the amount of children from disadvantaged and BAME backgrounds participating in cricket. And to support personal and social development through cricket.

Before lockdown, many Sydenham residents gave money to help Platform Cricket pay for vital equipment needed to play the game.

Visit HERE to learn more about Platform Cricket and donate towards this worthwhile cause. 

Want to help beat COVID?

Professor Tim Spector of King’s College Hospital

In the last few days we have seen a worrying trend with the number of COVID cases across the UK starting to rise, and we wanted to share this data with you at the same time we share it with the government. We also want to ask for your help, as we need more people logging in your area if we are to prevent things getting out of control.When we launched the app at the end of March, the UK was in the eye of the pandemic. Our data estimated over 2 million COVID cases at the start of April. However, because of lockdown these cases fell dramatically to levels of around 1,000 – 2,000 per day where they remained stable as we emerged from full lockdown in mid June.However, for the first time since mid June we have seen numbers rise above 2,500 daily new cases, and there are currently 2,924 daily new cases of COVID in the UK. We are also seeing the estimated prevalence numbers rising too, with nearly 30,000 estimated Symptomatic COVID cases in the UK right now. We are now confident that this rise is statistically significant and that we are definitely seeing a rise in COVID cases in the UK. This is backed up by our R value, which is currently 1.2 for England, Scotland and Wales and 1.3 for Northern Ireland.*The app’s ability to identify this rise is solely down to you, our dedicated and trusted users — without you none of this would be possible. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for logging with us. If you haven’t logged for a while, then please do open up the app and just let us know whether you are well or not. Your contribution really can make an enormous difference now that cases are rising.

The trend we are seeing is a reminder that COVID is still with us and your data is as important as ever to continue to help us fight this virus and avoid another full lockdown. The app is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.Please continue to use the app, log in as often as possible to let us know if you feel well or not, and encourage others to do the same.