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Work begins on Victorian-era Crystal Palace Subway

04/08/2020
Now the first major on-the-ground steps of the multi-million pound restoration of Crystal Palace Subway have begun, with detailed survey work on the condition of the venue underway. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18627355.work-begins-victorian-era-crystal-palace-subway-restoration/

Forgotten palace that was right in the middle of Hyde Park

25/05/2020
It's new location was chosen as Penge Common, close to Sydenham Hill where there was an affluent residential area, and it was relocated there in 1854. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/forgotten-palace-right-middle-hyde-18604630

Sydenham Green: bottom of the GP phone league

15/07/2020
64 per cent of residents who completed the survey said their it was 'easy' to get through to someone at their GP practice on the phone. But only 25% at Sydenham Green Practice. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18585208.south-east-london-gp-surgeries-rated-according-patients/

£17m electricity tunnel upgrade

07/07/2020
The project will help ensure the reliability of local power supplies from Sydenham to Eltham, ensuring it is "fit and flexible for the future." More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18566194.17m-electricity-tunnel-upgrade-greenwich-lewisham/

Fake road signs in Sydenham & Crystal Palace

23/06/2020
Pranksters have put up fake road signs around South East London directing people to some very questionable venues and attractions. The brown road signs, which have mysteriously appeared on lamp posts in Sydenham and Crystal Palace, are so convincing they actually look like genuine notices. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/fake-road-signs-south-london-18475590

Daniel Morgan murder: What happened in the London pub car park in 1987?

15/06/2020
Daniel Morgan, 37, was found dead after meeting a colleague in the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham. The father-of-two was having a drink with Jonathan Rees, a colleague, at the Golden Lion pub. More: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11867661/daniel-morgan-golden-lion-axe-pub-murder/

Sydenham Garden receivesd Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

03/06/2020
Sydenham Garden, a group of more than 90 volunteers, helps people get back on their feet mentally and physically through social activities like gardening, art and craft, and cooking. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18493917.sydenham-garden-awarded-queens-award-voluntary-service/

Stunning South London tree house

18/05/2020
Cladded in opaque black glass but engulfed in nature, this spectacular four-bedroom house blends beautifully with its environment, reflecting the sky, gardens and trees that surround it. Situated off Sydenham Park Road. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/inside-stunning-south-london-tree-18269649

Fire alarm system did not detect fire

15/05/2020
An unsafely disposed cigarette sparked flames outside a bicycle store room, which spread to the walls of the flat-block on Bell Green, Sydenham, last Saturday evening. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18450481.bromley-woman-left-fearful-disappointed-alarm-system-not-detect-fire/

Sydenham fire: Large part of house destroyed

14/05/2020
Dozens of firefighters the best part of two hours tackling a large house fire in Sydenham. Most of the third floor and half of the second floor of a home on Beaulieu Avenue were alight when fire crews arrived. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/sydenham-fire-live-updates-40-18251356

Lewisham to widen pavements for social distancing

05/05/2020
Changes will include widening pavements, pop-up cycle lanes, and adding barriers to close off streets to through-traffic. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18427171.lewisham-widen-pavements-create-space-social-distancing/

Vicar to run full marathon inside church

21/04/2020
Reverend Edd Stock, of Holy Trinity, will be tackling the 26-mile distance from inside his vicarage on a treadmill at the same time as he would have run the cancelled London marathon. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18392442.sydenham-vicar-run-full-marathon-inside-church-community/

St Christopher’s Hospice posts urgent appeal for protective gear

05/04/2020
They’re asking for surgical masks, gloves, aprons, visors or goggles (including swimming, cycling or science lab goggles) and say, “all donations will be so gratefully received,” but they are also willing to pay too, if necessary. More: https://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/04/st-christophers-hospice-post-urgent-appeal-for-protective-gear-can-you-help/

Future of hospices at stake due to coronavirus pandemic

26/03/2020
53-year-old St Christopher’s Hospice, in Sydenham, is also planning for a colossal shortfall. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/future-of-hospices-at-stake-as-coronavirus-pandemic-leads-to-crippling-financial-crisis/

Gun, Class A & cash seized in Sydenham Road

24/03/2020
Officers recovered a further 10 kilos of Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine), 40 kilos of Class B drugs (cannabis), paraphernalia used in drugs production, a loaded revolver and about £12,000 in cash. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18331215.loaded-gun-kilos-class-thousands-cash-seized-lewisham-car-stop/

Two Sydenham men jailed for 23 million bootleg fags

13/03/2020
Oleg Bolun, 39, of Peak Hill, Sydenham, Ion Pantelei, 26, of Peter’s Path, Sydenham, and Canning Town man, Maxim Glodeanu, 31, were caught in the act unloaded the cigarettes from a lorry into an Essex farm unit. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/sydenham-men-cigarette-fraud/

Crystal Palace’s dinosaurs placed on at risk register

06/03/2020
Historic England has stepped in, adding the 30 Grade I-listed, life-size statues to its Heritage at Risk Register – which will assist in raising further funding to help maintain and preserve this eye-catching and truly unique feature. More: https://insidecroydon.com/2020/03/06/crystal-palaces-historic-dinosaurs-placed-on-at-risk-register/

200 homes could be built in Crystal Palace Park

03/03/2020
Bromley Council, which has managed the park since it was handed to it in 1986, last month submitted nearly 200 documents outlining their plans for the colossal regeneration of the park. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18277955.200-homes-built-crystal-palace-park-latest-bid-secure-parks-future/

Man stabbed in Lawrie Park Gardens

18/02/2020
The victim was rushed to hospital shortly before 7am with multiple injuries, His car and a number of personal items were reported stolen. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18245736.sydenham-man-stabbed-car-stolen-morning/

Crystal Palace Park's forgotten railway

06/02/2020
The pneumatic line was only 600 yards long and took 50 seconds to get from one end to the other in 1864 More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/forgotten-railway-line-used-run-17696671

Sydenham councillo is new Deputy London Mayor for housing

04/02/2020
Labour's Tom Copley – who chairs the Assembly’s housing committee is a vocal advocate for social housing, Mr Copley has championed the Assembly’s work on tenants’ rights, and balloting residents about estate regeneration More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18209463.sydenham-councillor-become-deputy-london-mayor-housing/

Bridge Leisure Centre boiler is broken for more than a month

27/01/2020
Showers ran cold and there was no heating at The Bridge Leisure Centre in Sydenham, as engineers struggled to repair the central heating More: https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/families-left-freezing-as-sydenham-leisure-centres-boiler-is-broken-for-more-than-a-month/

Woodfall's Golden 50

21/01/2020
Local, independent optician's practice, R. Woodfall Opticians is celebrating 50 years in Sydenham this year. Owner, John Fried, started working for R. Woodfall in Peckham as a trainee Dispensing Optician at 23. More: https://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20172

Ellie Reeves holds seat for Labour

13/12/2019
Ellie Reeves has been elected as the next MP for Lewisham West and Penge with 61.2 per cent of the votes and a majority of 21,543. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18097311.lewisham-west-penge-election-2019-ellie-reeves-wins-seat-labour/

Lewisham West & Penge Candidates

12/12/2019
An overview of the candidates for our constituency in today's General Election. More: https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/south-london-press-guide-to-your-constituency-lewisham-west-penge/

Sydenham celebrates restoration of historic spire

03/12/2019
An excited group of year 5 pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School marked the restoration's completion, along with the conservation team and members of local societies. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18076794.sydenham-community-celebrates-restoration-historic-christopher-wren-spire/

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