Community activist Pat Hickson remembered by having a garden named after her

A community activist and nature lover has been remembered by having a green space named after her.

People living in the Old Kent Road can now benefit from the newly-reclaimed and landscaped Pat Hickson Garden, in Ilderton Road.

Family and friends of the late Pat Hickson joined Cllrs Catherine Rose and Richard Livingstone, to officially open the garden and remember Pat.

Many will recall her as an active member of the local community and chairwoman of the local tenant resident association. She died in 2019.

The land, formerly property of Lewisham council and then repurposed by Network Rail, has now been landscaped and planted by Southwark council.

A new pathway through the site links Surrey Canal Road to Stockholm Street.

Cllr Catherine Rose, cabinet member for transport, parks and sport, said: “Pat Hickson Garden has been transformed into a greener, more attractive and useful public space for the local community, of which Pat was a devoted advocate and member.”

Main Picture: Pat Hickson Garden opening, Cllr Rose, Bill Hickson, Cllr Livingstone

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