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LAST DITCH ATTEMPT TO SAVE 200-YEAR-OLD SYDENHAM HILL OAKS

26/11/2020
Campaigners fighting to save two oak trees in Sydenham Hill Wood refused to make way for chainsaws last week, as their dramatic stand-off with Southwark Council continues. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/protesters-refuse-to-make-way-for-chainsaws-in-last-ditch-attempt-to-save-200-year-old-sydenham-hill-oaks/

Lower Sydenham's Maybrey Works construction starts

02/11/2020
Work is underway to build more than 100 units at the site of a former World War-II manufacturing compound. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18831686.construction-underway-lower-sydenhams-maybrey-works/

Poodle comedy club steps in to provide packed lunches

26/10/2020
Poodle Club are making healthy bagged lunches for every child in Lewisham that wants one, with sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and maybe even a cheeky Halloween sweet treat! More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18822548.poodle-comedy-club-steps-provide-packed-lunches/

Physiotherapist raises £2,290 for Hospice by running virtual London Marathon

26/10/2020
Lorna Malcolm, 62, on the staff at St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, took matters into her own hands when this year’s London Marathon was cancelled. She ran a ‘virtual’ 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on October 4 of 26.2 miles around the streets of London. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/physiotherapist-smashes-target-and-raises-2290-for-st-christophers-hospice-by-running-virtual-london-marathon/

Obituary: Mary Baines, St Christophers Hospice

06/10/2020
Doctor who set up the UK’s first home care team for the dying More: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/29/mary-baines-obituary

Obituary: Doris "Dottie" Vojensky nee Blondun

05/10/2020
How a young girl from Sydenham helped connect the world during WW2 and after More: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/coloradoan/obituary.aspx?n=doris-vojensky&pid=196891906

Firefighters battle Sydenham fire for more than three hours

22/09/2020
London Fire Brigade is fighting the blaze on Newlands Park Road More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/firefighters-battle-building-fire-sydenham-18980479

Footzie Social Club scheme to face planning board for sixth time

18/09/2020
The proposal for 254 units at the site of the former Footzie Social Club was lodged by developers West and Partners earlier this year – their latest attempt to build on the area. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18731302.footzie-social-club-scheme-face-planning-board-sixth-time/

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