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Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed

15/01/2021
At a meeting last night (January 13) mayor and cabinet approved plans not to reopen the Bridge Leisure Centre in Lower Sydenham once Covid-19 restrictions are eased. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19011639.lewisham-approves-keeping-bridge-leisure-centre-closed/

Sydenham leisure centre will not reopen after lockdown

07/01/2021
The Bridge Leisure Centre in Kangley Bridge Road, Sydenham, lost £600,000 last year and will stay closed when Lewisham’s other complexes reopen at the end of lockdown. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/sydenham-leisure-centre-will-not-reopen-after-lockdown-as-it-needs-1million-spent-on-it/

Covid fines for unlicensed Sydenham music event

01/01/2021
Officers were called to Kangley Bridge Road after receiving complaints from residents about noise levels. Upon arrival, officers issued 11 people with Covid 'tickets' More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18981315.11-face-fines-unlicensed-sydenham-music-event/

Fake Mountain added to Edwardian Sydenham House

14/12/2020
Architect Mat Barnes, founder of CAN, renovated and extended the two-storey Edwardian house in Sydenham for his own family. More: https://www.dezeen.com/2020/12/11/can-mountain-view-house-renovation-extension-london/

Oaks: Southwark council injunction app refused by High Court

05/12/2020
The trees in Sydenham Hill Wood in Dulwich, thought to be 155 and 115 years old, sit on either side of the western end of a footbridge on Cox’s Walk – the council says they must be felled so the bridge can be repaired. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18917778.oaks-southwark-council-injunction-app-refused-high-court/

Conservative candidate selected for Sydenham by-election

05/12/2020
Helena Croft, who has lived in Lewisham since 2016, is hoping to become a councillor in the May by-election. Cllr Tom Copley stepped down earlier this year after becoming Deputy Mayor for Housing More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18912449.conservative-candidate-selected-sydenham-by-election/

Labour candidate selected for Sydenham by-election

04/12.2020
Labour has selected Jack Lavery as its candidate for Sydenham in the upcoming by-election in May. Councillor Tom Copley stepped down earlier this year More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18912423.labour-candidate-selected-sydenham-by-election/

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/

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