London Area Guides
Catford Area Guide
Our area guide to Catford gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE6
This is a suburban area populated mainly by families. Catford town centre is quite attractive with green spaces between the shops and the main roads. There are several restaurants and other entertainment facilities around.
Property Types & Architecture
Large, sought after Edwardian family homes around the Corbett Estate and Cleverly Green provide Catford's best locations. Many have big gardens and most have been converted into spacious flats. Smaller terraces can be found in roads off the South Circular.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main shopping centre is Catford town centre around Rushey Green and Catford Broadway. There is also a large retail park situated just of Bromley Road south of Catford Town.
Parks & Commons
There are a number of open spaces and parks in SE6, the main ones being Blythe Hill Fields and Mountsfield Park. There is also the River Pool Linear Walk which runs from Catford Road south to Bell Green.
Who lives here?
A mainly middle class family area.
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Schools in Catford & Exam Results
Schools in Catford fall under the Lewisham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Catford by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Catford
Catford Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Catford area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Catford Local Authorities
Catford is represented by Lewisham Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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