London Area Guides
New Cross Area Guide
Our area guide to New Cross 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 SE14
Another area with a good stock of Victorian houses, which should receive a boost from the arrival of the DLR in nearby Lewisham.
Property Types & Architecture
Large Victorian homes offer great value for money and many run down properties offer an opportunity for those seeking a project to work on. The conservation areas of New Cross around Telegraph Hill and Brockley around Hilly Fields provide sought after, grand double fronted Victorian villas. Conversions are available, but many of the properties remain as undeveloped family homes.
Shopping & Entertainment
There are very few shopping facilities in this area. There is however a large supermarket next to New Cross Gate station. Lewisham is the nearest major shopping centre.
Parks & Commons
Telegraph Hill Park is the main open space.
Who lives here?
Local families and first time buyers. Those forced out by Blackheath's high prices. A well-established Afro-Caribbean community.
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Schools in New Cross & Exam Results
Schools in New Cross fall under the Lewisham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in New Cross by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within New Cross
New Cross 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 2 councils covering the New Cross 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
New Cross Local Authorities
New Cross is is represented by Lewisham Council, Southwark Counci. 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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