M G Bacchus


This is very much an experimental site collecting together a number of varying things that interest me. 
The public pages accessible from this site at present relate to

Mail to: Baccma Consulting
Picture: South East London Chartered Accountants
Picture: The history of Telegraph Hill and Hatcham
Picture: The Hill
Picture: The Telegraph Hill Society
Picture: Telegraph Hill Park
Picture: Telegraph Hill Society

Baccma Consulting

Accountancy, management consultancy, finance and funding for business, strategic consultancy, business plans,  interim financial management, part time finance director and non-executive director roles undertaken.  I am the practice principal, a chartered accountant, a public company director and a past director of a number of AIM and OFEX listed companies.  I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants' Technical Advisory Committee and a past chairman of the London Society of Chartered Accountants. 
Our web pages are  in the course of construction.  E-mail me, Malcolm Bacchus, at
mgbacchus@baccma.cix.co.uk or call 020 7635 9421  to discuss your business's requirements with no obligation.

South East London Area Society of Chartered Accountants

I am Chairman of SELAS: the South East London Area Society of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. SELAS holds regular meetings for covering most areas of professional development.  Details of the Society's activities may be found on its web site (click the logo or here) . Or e-mail our administrator, Gina Raggett, at selasgr@hotmail.com.

The History of Telegraph Hill

I have lived in Telegraph Hill in South East London for a good many years now and have been Chairman of the Telegraph Hill Amenity Society since 1992. Click on the picture of the telegraph (or here) to get a brief history of the area and explain what the telegraph was

The Telegraph Hill Community and Arts Festival

Parking Zones
Society views
Click here for details

The community around Telegraph Hill is amazing.  In addition to the Telegraph Hill Society, there is an annual Arts Festival each spring and an active Neighbourhood Centre hosting everything from a pre-school to a yoga club.  Click logo (or here) for details.

The Telegraph Hill Society

The Society itself is involved in planning and architectural issues, traffic and transportation (railways, buses etc), roads and pavements, the local park and all environmental matters which affect local residents.   It also has an active role in researching local history and I conduct a local history tour each year as part of the Telegraph Hill Festival.

An initiative of the Society to restore the local park came to fruition after much work from the Society, the local parks users group and Lewisham Council, in the winning of a £1.2m grant from the Lottery Heritage Fund.  This has enabled the Society's ten year dream to come true:  when the work is completed, the Telegraph Hill Parks will have their original ponds, gates railings and planting schemes recreated, new paths, tennis courts and play equipment, and a full time ranger.   Click on the photograph of the park
(or here) for my pages on the history of the park and the restoration work being undertake.

The Society has also recently redesigned the road crossing at New Cross Gate station; our scheme has been implemented by Transport for London and has cut both crossing times and accidents.   Traffic calming schemes are currently high on our agenda

The picture of the local houses will take you to other snippets of information on the Hill whilst the picture of the telegraph above will take you to the Hillís history.

You can e-mail the Society at ths@baccma.cix.co.uk or leave a message on the Hill's bulletin board. 

The Telegraph Hill Society newsletter, which I edit, is free to subscribing members. Extracts are published from time to time on the Hill website run by Paul Milnes at www.thehill.org.uk.