Notice of AGM on Wednesday 7 February, 2018

posted 3 Jan 2018, 11:46 by HNA Committee   [ updated 17 Feb 2018, 07:22 ]

Yuletide Social

posted 11 Dec 2017, 01:16 by HNA Committee

This year our Yuletide Social will be held on Sunday 24th December at 4pm.

Please join us on if you can and if at all possible please bring a few supplies. We are planning to have a sing song. Most importantly though, please bring yourselves.

(Just a note to say if you plan to attend the Christ Church Christingle Service this year, it is taking place on Saturday.)

We look forward to seeing you.

Best Wishes for the Season,

HNA Committee

Save the date! Autumn Clean Up Day & Yuletide Social

posted 13 Oct 2017, 12:38 by HNA Committee

Neighbours are encouraged to save the date for two important upcoming events in the HNA community:

1. Autumn Clean Up Day – Saturday November 11th

 2. Yuletide Social and Carols – Sunday 24th December at 4 o’clock

General Meeting

posted 23 Sep 2017, 08:59 by HNA Committee   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 12:35 ]

Wednesday 11 October
Christ Church Parish Hall (between the school and the church)
Christchurch Road, SW2 3NF.

Doors open at 7pm, Meeting starts at 7:30pm.

All residents welcome
Cotherstone Rd, Holmewood Rd, Holmewood Gardens, Maplestead Rd, Rush Common Mews.

UPDATE: Minutes and papers now available. See the 'about' Tab and select 'Meeting Minutes' 

The HNA Summer Social is back, Sat June 17, 12pm-till late

posted 2 Jun 2017, 09:35 by HNA Committee   [ updated 23 Sep 2017, 09:06 ]

#SummerSocial #HolmewoodBakeOff

A great community fun day for all in the park!

Now in it’s 4th year, the Summer Social is a free family day out in Holmewood Gardens. This is a day to come together and spend time relaxing and having fun with other members of the community. The summer social is an inclusive and free event put on by the Holmewood Neighbourhood Association. Everyone is invited to bring a national dish to share in a big picnic. This year there will be lots of events and activities for all ages to enjoy including:

-Bake Off Competition - 1:00pm

-Treasure Hunt - 2.30pm

-Live Music - various times

-Bring-A-Dish Picnic - all day

-Games & Races - 4-4.30pm

-Pass the Parcel - 4.45pm

-Local Craft Beer - all day

-Raffle - draw at 6pm

What can I do to help?

  • Please bring some food and/or drink to share along with picnic essentials (see list below).
  • If you play an instrument and want to join in the musical activities, feel free.
  • Fancy yourself as a baker? Why not enter the #HolmewoodBakeOff by filling out the form and emailing it to
  • We need some #SummerSocial helpers. Consider donating a raffle prize or giving a little of your time. Be a local hero and sign up to help here or email Miranda Hudson.

More about the event activities?

-Live Music is being coordinated by Max Warner, the Chair of the HNA. We will play a little live music and some recorded music, and also plan for some quiet periods. To enquire about joining in please email Max.

-Bring-A-Dish Picnic every year the food that is on offer gets better and better! Please bring a dish that you love or that represents you to share with everyone. The recently published neighbourhood Recipe Book will be on sale for £10.

-Games & Prizes are being run this year by Miranda, Judith Rosheuvel and with some help from a few mums from Christchurch School and local teenagers. Expect three-legged and sack races, egg and spoon capers, a treasure hunt and a raffle with 3 great local businesses contributing some amazing prizes. If you have any prizes you can donate, such as a bottle of wine or a gift, please email Miranda Hudson

-Local Craft Beer provided by Brixton Brewery will be available for purchase at a reasonable price, brought to us by resident brewer Bates.

-Holmewood Bake Off Competition Brent Carnell, instrumental in getting the neighbourhood Recipe Book published, along with Daisy Yates and Judith will be judging the #HolmewoodBakeOff. You are invited to enter a baked good in the savoury or sweet categories. These need to be placed on the table by 1pm - under the big tree. The winners will be announced at 2.15pm, and then we'll all share in the treats. To enter please fill out the form and send it to (multiple entries accepted).

Picnic Bring List:
-A national dish or a favourite dish of yours to share
-Cakes, crisps and dips
-Plates, Cutlery, Napkins, Blankets, Tables and Chairs


SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Holmewood Social

posted 2 Mar 2017, 08:27 by HNA Committee

Saturday 17 June, from midday until evening

Back for the 4th year in a row, this annual summer get-together in the garden square is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with your neighbours and make new friends.  Please bring food and/or drink to share, music, chairs, bunting, and your usual good cheer. We’re also looking for a few neighbours to help organise the day. If you have any ideas or spare time and would like to meet to briefly discuss how we can make the 2017 Holmewood Social our best yet, please get in touch! 

SAVE THE DATE: Holmewood Spring Cleanup Day

posted 2 Mar 2017, 08:26 by HNA Committee   [ updated 28 Apr 2017, 09:55 ]

Sunday April 23, from 10am onwards

Spring has nearly sprung and we will be giving the Holmewood Neighbourhood a seasonal clean. So please dust off your brooms, dig out your spades and gloves and join us on the day.  We'll gather in Holmewood Gardens, between the playground and dog run. It would be great if you could join us, for as little or as much time as you can spare. Please let us know if there are small scale improvement projects, like the planters built last year, which we might try to incorporate into the day’s plan. 


Thank you to all who joined in to give the neighbourhood a bit of a spring makeover over this weekend. Upwards of 45 people were out and about on Sunday and several residents were out on Saturday.

The weather was on our side on Sunday and it evolved into a very beautiful day as people came and went, offering whatever time they could. An immense amount of sweeping, weeding and general litter picking took place in the roads. The same occurred in the park, with the addition of planting and mulching. The park bustled with visitors, some of whom joined in too. It was fantastic to be joined by several families from outside our area whose children attend the Orchard School and who had responded to the posters in the park. 

There was a wonderful atmosphere throughout the day and it finished off with a well-earned bit of rest, relaxation and refreshment. Thank you to all who provided teas, coffees, cookies and other little incentives and thank you to Ahmad and Hina (the corner shop) for treating us to a platter of home made pakora. 

Again as in previous years we were supported in our efforts by Lambeth. The skip was of course filled to the top and the neighbourhood is looking significantly neater and tidier! Well done and hopefully the aches and pains have subsided now.

A big thank you to Rob who organised this year’s Clean Up Day.

Thumbnail photos below.

All the best
Chair, Holmewood Neighbourhood Association (HNA)

AGM Minutes & Newly Elected Committee

posted 31 Jan 2017, 23:23 by HNA Committee   [ updated 31 Jan 2017, 23:25 ]

The Annual General Meeting for the Holmewood Neighbourhood Association took place last Wednesday.
Thank you very much to all who attended.

Reports were provided by the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, and Mark gave an update on the ‘Listening Exercise’.

The election took place for the new Committee.

The newly elected Committee is: 
Max Warner: Chair; Brent Carnell: Secretary; Derek Hoare: Treasurer.
Committee Members
Mark Parsons; Peter Robinson; Michael Scott-Kline; Rob Treich.

Thank you also to Simon who provided Burns Night refreshments in the way of haggis roll and whisky.
It was our first birthday after all!

The draft minutes of the meeting are on the HNA website.

Thank you for your ongoing support. It has been a great start for the HNA and we are all looking forward to building on this in our second year.

Please see links below to download: Draft meeting minutes; Chair's update; the Treasurer's update on the finances.

AGM Jan 2017

posted 11 Jan 2017, 05:37 by Michael Scott-Kline   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:40 ]


It is hard to believe that it is nearly a year since the Holmewood Neighbourhood Association came back into being at the AGM in January 2016 and so it is nearly time for the next Annual General Meeting, at which the existing committee will stand down and fresh elections held, and residents will have the opportunity to discuss important local issues and inform the work of the new committee for the Jan 2017-Jan 2018 term. All residents of the HNA Area (please see mapare entitled to attend. 

When: Wednesday 25th January 2017, 7pm for 7.30 start
Where: Parish Hall of Christ Church on Cotherstone Road, SW2 3NF.

In order to facilitate the attendance of parents and carers of young children we aim to offer a limited amount of baby sitting (7 – 9pm). Please contact us for details:

Please see links below to download: AGM poster; AGM Agenda; AGM Agenda Item 6.

Additional information, including minutes from previous general meetings, can be found in the About section.

Holmewood Neighbourhood Recipe Book

posted 7 Dec 2016, 09:32 by Michael Scott-Kline   [ updated 7 Dec 2016, 09:33 ]

The Holmewood Area Community Fundraising Recipe Book will be launched at the 2016 Yuletide Social, taking place in the park path area on Saturday 10th December (
4pm onwards). A big thank you to everybody who has contributed. Nearly 50 recipes are included, plus a foreword and many beautiful original illustrations and local photographs. You can purchase a copy (or a few!) at the Yuletide Social - £10 per copy, with a discount on larger quantity purchases. Cash purchases are strongly preferred, but if you'd rather pay with credit/debit card please see: 

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