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11 new affordable homes approved

18/04/2019
11 "permanently affordable" homes on a small site previously occupied by disused garages Carlton Terrace in Sydenham. More: https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/news/community-land-trust-receives-affordable-homes-approval/5099059.article

Fatality at Penge East

17/04/2019
A person died after being hit by a train in Penge earlier today. British Transport Police were called to the Penge East Station at 11.50am after reports of a casualty.More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17579994.person-dies-after-being-hit-by-train-in-penge-east-station/

Fire at a recycling warehouse in Cricket Lane, Beckenham

Around 80 firefighters are tackling a fire at Chris Carey’s Collections warehouse in Cricket Lane, Beckenham. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17529965.fire-at-a-recycling-warehouse-in-cricket-lane-beckenham/

Forest Hill stabbing: schoolboy fights for life

A schoolboy is fighting for life after being knifed in broad daylight around 4pm on Monday 25th March in Dartmouth Road. More:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/forest-hill-stabbing-man-knifed-in-broad-daylight-on-southeast-london-street-a4100536.html
https://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19505

Dragonfly Yoga Studio to open in Sydenham to help tackle knife crime

Dragonfly Yoga Studio launched in Brockley in 2016 and is now set to open a second base in Sydenham High Street to support troubled youths. More:
https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17518113.dragonfly-yoga-studio-to-open-in-sydenham-to-help-tackle-knife-crime/

Ssssomething nasssty in a Sssydenham woodshed

A stray snake has been rescued after it was found curled up in a garden shed.
Rescuers arrived at the shed in Lower Sydenham in the nick of time. RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Mat Hawkins explained that corn snakes are not native to Britain. ‘It wouldn’t be able to survive for long in the wild here,’ he said. More:
https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/ssssomething-nasssty-in-a-sssydenham-woodshed/

Person hit by a train between East Croydon and London Bridge

Trains between East Croydon and London Bridge were cancelled and disrupted for hours after a person was hit by a train at Norwood Junction. British Transport Police (BTP) went to Norwood Junction station at 1.55pm on Wednesday (March 13) and found a casualty on the tracks.. More:
https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/east-croydon-london-bridge-cancelled-15968113

Rotary club donates £11K to St Christopher’s Hospice

The Ravensbourne Rotary club combined collections with door knocking to generate the funds and has given £6,000 to St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham. The remaining £5,000 was given to 14 other organisations. More:
https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/rotary-club-donates-11k-to-st-christophers-hospice-sydenham/

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