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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/

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/

Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at a Sydenham school

10/09/2020
On Wednesday (September 9), parents of pupils in Year 4 at Adamsrill Primary School received an email informing them of a positive Covid-19 test. The email, seen by MyLondon on social media, was titled: "URGENT INFORMATION FOR YEAR 4 PARENT & CARER" More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/coronavirus-outbreak-confirmed-sydenham-school-18910150

New homes proposed for Sydenham Hill Estate

27/08/2020
Between two and four storeys, Mais House is a block of 63 flats designed for older people that has been empty since 2018 when residents were relocated. The proposals would see the height of the building rise to seven storeys and include 99 flats. More: https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/18679828.new-homes-proposed-sydenham-hill-estate/

Killer South London road where passersby 'breathe a sigh of relief' when they get home

21/08/2020
One of these is Mayow Road in Sydenham - the road between Sydenham Road and Perry Vale. Over the last decade, the road has seen a number of very serious accidents. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/killer-south-london-road-passersby-18773140

Go-ahead given to outdoor theatre production in Sydenham

07/08/2020
Puss in Boots, adapted for the stage from the classic fairytale will take place in Mayow Park, Sydenham, running for eight days from August 15. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/go-ahead-given-to-outdoor-theatre-production-in-sydenham/

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/

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