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Sydenham Hill Estate: Date set for Judicial Review

03/03/2021
Mrs Justice Lang issued permission for the review on February 11, stating in her order that the claimant’s grounds are “arguable and merit consideration”. The case will now move to a full hearing on April 27 – 28. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19129778.sydenham-hill-estate-date-set-judicial-review/

New Covid rapid test centre opens in Sydenham

02/03/2021
Rapid tests are now easily accessible to residents across the borough with a fourth test centre opening today at Ignition Brewery – a not-for-profit business on Sydenham High Street, which employs and trains people with learning disabilities. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/lewisham-council-opens-new-covid-rapid-test-centre-for-people-without-symptoms/

Police bust rave at Sydenham location

28/02/2021
Officers were called to a building on Kangley Bridge Road at around 11.45pm, gaining entry into the premises. Partygoers were dispersed and the sound equipment seized. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19124455.police-bust-rave-sydenham-location-seizing-sound-system/

'Optimistic' Johnson visits Sedgehill Academy in Lewisham

23/02/2021
Boris Johnson has suggested journalists should be careful while criticising without putting themselves in the Prime Minister’s shoes in a visited to a Lewisham school. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19111058.optimistic-johnson-visits-lewisham-school-announcing-march-8-return/

Lewisham Council reveals locations of 1,000 new homes

19/02/2021
They include a former Co-op in Sydenham Road, a GP surgery in Forest Hill, and the site of 19th Century listed building. The council is consulting on its draft local plan, which sets out its long-term development strategy for the borough. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/lewisham-council-reveals-locations-of-1000-new-homes-including-a-19th-century-listed-site/

Unsolved murder of car salesman shot dead and dumped in his Range Rover in Sydenham

12/02/2021
John Marshall was a car dealer who made his living buying and selling high-performance vehicles to automobile enthusiasts. By the mid-1990s, Mr Marshall’s business was going gangbusters. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/nostalgia/unsolved-murder-car-salesman-shot-19825682

SYDENHAM HILL FOOTBRIDGE OAKS ‘SAVED FROM BEING CHOPPED DOWN’

21/01/2021
Campaigners were toasting success on Tuesday night after it appeared that historic oaks in Sydenham Hill Wood would not be chopped down after all. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/campaigners-toast-success-after-sydenham-hill-footbridge-oaks-saved-from-being-chopped-down/

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/

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