Information for local residents – including road closures – at this years Lewisham People’s Day


Read on to find out all the information you as a Catford resident need to know about peoples day – including road closures

This year’s Lewisham People’s Day takes place on Saturday 8 July from 12 noon–8pm in Mountsfield Park, Catford SE6 1AN. Admission is FREE.
The Ska Vengers, Margarita Pracatan, William D Drake and comedy legends Trev and Simon head up a programme including over 1,000 local and international performers on six magical stages. There will also be a fun-packed family area, cabaret, crafts, funfair and great food and drink. For regular updates please sign up for our enewsletter or follow us on twitter @peoplesday.
Find out about our fantastic headline acts

Please read the practical information below relating to the festival as it may affect you directly as a local resident.

No dogs please
This is a condition of entry to Mountsfield Park throughout the whole day on 8 July. Morning dog walking in the park will not be permitted. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please call 020 8314 7321 if you have any questions about the dog ban.

Park closure time
Mountsfield Park will be closed to the public from 8.30pm on Saturday 8 July. This is to allow us to clear the area swiftly and safely. After 7.30pm the only gate allowing entry to the site is located in George Lane.

Road closures and parking suspensions

The map below shows the majority of the roads that will be affected by closures and parking suspensions. Please note that Desvignes Drive is also closed on the day of the event. The closures include a limited number of bays being suspended on George Lane from Monday 3 July to Monday 10 July, to allow delivery vehicles to turn into the park without posing a risk to parked cars.

Road closures and parking suspensions will start from 9am on Saturday 8 July, except for a number of suspensions on George Lane as detailed above.

If you live on Stainton Road where all parking will be suspended, we ask that you park in the event car park, which you will need an event parking permit for. Permits are available from Continental Drifts (Lewisham People’s Day’s production company) on 020 8365 9555 or Please state clearly your name, postal address and vehicle registration number.

Permits will be available for collection from Thursday 6 July at the production office in Mountsfield Park. Please bring a valid proof of address e.g. a utility bill. If you would like one posted to you, please make a request at least two weeks in advance. Permits will be valid between 6pm and 10pm on Friday 7 July and from 7am on Saturday 8 July. This requirement only applies to residents of Stainton Road.

If you live in an area which allows resident access and parking, you will need to show proof of where you live to gain access during the closures. This proof could be a Zone L parking permit, driver’s licence with correct address, council tax or utility bill, NHS ID for those working in Hospital Lane.

Press releases will be sent out to local media warning People’s Day visitors that the Council will not hesitate to issue parking tickets and fines to those parking illegally. The Council’s approach to illegal parking at People’s Day 2017 is part of a continued plan to encourage attendees to use public transport and bicycles. Traffic wardens will work to prevent visitors from parking illegally.

Please email if you have any queries. Many thanks in advance for your continued cooperation.

We hope to see you at People’s Day on Saturday 8 July.

Road closures and parking suspensions in effect from 9am–9.30pm
on Saturday 8 July 2017 for Lewisham People’s Day

Please note: this map does not show all roads – Desvignes Drive and Britton Close (off Brownhill Road) are also closed on the day of the event. Parking suspensions at Gate A on George Lane are only in effect from 9am on Monday 3 July to 9.30pm on Monday 10 July.


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