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Police release CCTV footage of suspect in Sydenham stabbing

15/07/2022
Police are investigating a stabbing at Westwood Hill which left an 18-year-old man in critical condition, on Monday, August 8. More: https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/crime/watch-police-release-cctv-footage-of-suspect-in-sydenham-stabbing/

Multiple roads across South East London close after 300-litre spillage

09/08/2022
Firefighters have been called to a large oil spillage on the South Circular in the Forest Hill area. A crane lorry has leaked approximately 300 litres of hydraulic oil affecting almost four miles of the South Circular More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/lewisham-oil-spill-live-updates-24713800

Westwood Hill stabbing live: Updates as teenager fights for life

09/08/2022
The man, believed to be in his late teens, was found with stab wounds in the evening. Police were called to Westwood Hill just after 7pm More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/westwood-hill-stabbing-live-updates-24705500

London river find of huge haul of weapons including Uzi submachine gun

08/08/2022
A family’s summer’s day out by a river in south London took a sinister turn when they fished out an Uzi submachine gun and up to 10 other firearms More: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/river-london-linear-park-uzi-guns-b2140318.html

Bell Green Lane Sydenham fire: Carpentry workshop damaged

28/07/2022
The fire broke out in Bell Green Lane just after 11.30pm yesterday (July 27). Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20584796.bell-green-lane-sydenham-fire-carpentry-workshop-damaged/

Angry locals appeal to stop tower block

15/07/2022
Campaigners will appeal the High Court’s decision to back Lewisham Council’s approval of 110 council homes next to the Sydenham Hill Wood nature reserve. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/angry-locals-appeal-stop-tower-24501151

Victorian footbridge set for £700,000 refurbishment

15/07/2022
A 2018 assessment report deemed Cox’s Walk footbridge “hazardous” because its supporting walls were at risk of collapse More: https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/victorian-footbridge-set-for-700000-refurbishment/

Mais House development approved on Sydenham Hill estate

12/07/2022
110 new social homes are set to be built on the estate, replacing a set of garages and a block of flats that have been empty since 2018. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20271377.lewisham-mais-house-development-approved-sydenham-hill-estate/

Penge Tunnel track replacement to disrupt Southeastern services in late July

08/07/2022
The track work will affect Southeastern services from Saturday 23 July until Sunday 31 July. More: https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/penge-tunnel-track-replacement-to-disrupt-southeastern-services-in-late-july/

Man charged with 1974 murder of woman found strangled in Highbury

23/06/2022
On Wednesday, John Apelgren, 79, of Bryden Close, Sydenham was arrested on suspicion of the murder committed when he was 31. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/eileen-cotter-1974-murder-highbury-john-apelgren-b1007862.html

Sydenham firm named for unpaid tax

22/06/2022
Sorin Gavrila Construction of Peter’s Path, Sydenham, incurred a penalty of £20,144.82 on unpaid tax/duty of £41,668.48 More: https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/20223364.hmrc-south-east-london-dartford-firms-named-unpaid-tax/

Sydenham disabled woman stuck in ‘nightmare’ housing conditions

22/06/2022
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims that her house is full of mould and damp, infested by rats, and that the smoke alarms were removed after a leak and never re-fitted. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20225822.sydenham-disabled-woman-stuck-nightmare-housing-conditions/

London-based coach company offers £2k signing-on bonus for new recruits

20/06/2022
Drivers will operate out of their South London base in Lower Sydenham, which can be accessed easily by train or Overground More: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/jobs/london-based-coach-company-offers-2k-signing-on-bonus-for-new-recruits-326791/

South east London beer gardens to visit this summer

17/06/2022
The Dolphin is a friendly pub famous in the community for its craft beers, real ales and wood-fired pizzas. The grassy garden area is the perfect place to spend the heatwave. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20208334.south-east-london-beer-gardens-visit-summer/

Man 'swings knife' at Queen's Platinum Jubilee street party

14/06/2022
The street in Sydenham were in the midst of a party when the man entered the area with a blade More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/man-swings-knife-queens-platinum-24222563

NHS CANCER SCREENINGS COMING BACK TO SOUTHWARK & SYDENHAM THIS SUMMER

23/05/2022
The NHS-Galleri blood test, which is for people aged between 50 and 77, will be done at Lidl on the Old Kent Road from June 27-July 16 and Sainsbury’s Sydenham on Southend Lane from June 28-July 16 More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/ground-breaking-nhs-cancer-screenings-coming-back-to-southwark-this-summer/

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT SYDENHAM HILL WOOD FALLS SHORT OF £50,000 TARGET

29/04/2022
The campaign to protect Southwark’s last ancient woodland fell £27,000 short of its £50,000 target, after their self-imposed deadline slammed shut. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/campaign-to-protect-sydenham-hill-wood-falls-short-of-50000-target/

School saved from wrecking ball after changes approved

29/04/2020
The school has been saved from the wrecking ball alterations to the school, including new cladding, different coloured window frames and changes to the roof were approced. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/school-saved-from-wrecking-ball-after-changes-approved/

Thames Water issues update on Sydenham Road leak works

27/04/2022
Despite signs saying the works should be complete by April 13, the hole is still leaking water over the road almost 14 days later More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20097890.thames-water-issues-update-sydenham-road-leak-works/

Woman-friendly comedy club finally returns after pandemic closure

26/04/2022
The Poodle Club, in Sydenham Road, Sydenham, known for its diverse line-up of top comics and its warm atmosphere, reopens on Friday with a season of stand-up, running until June 4. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/woman-friendly-comedy-club-finally-returns-after-pandemic-closure/

Fears for change in community dynamic with new Lewisham tower block

26/04/2022
Lewisham Council and the City of London Corporation intend to knock down Mais House and replace it with 99 council flats. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/20092009.fears-change-community-dynamic-new-lewisham-tower-block/

Man jailed for stabbing ‘well-loved’ victim to death

26/04/2022
Romell Harley, 19 of Kirkdale, Sydenham was jailed for 22 years on Monday for killing Tashawn Watt, also 19. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/man-jailed-stabbing-dead-sydenham-south-london-crime-news-b996195.html

he brilliant South London primary school where kids wear ties made out of old plastic bottles

13/04/2022
A primary school where kids wear ties made out of plastic bottles and skip lessons to protest climate change is loved by Ofsted More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/south-london-primary-school-kids-23682384

Former WWII equipment production site transformed into London apartment complex

13/04/2022
Bellway London have almost completed the transformation of the former Maybrey Foundry site, bringing over 150 new apartments to the area. More: https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2022/04/13/former-wwii-equipment-production-site-transformed-into-london-apartment-complex

PROJECT TO PROTECT SOUTHWARK’S LAST ANCIENT WOODLAND

05/04/2022
Hundreds of metres of pathway in Dulwich’s Sydenham Hill Wood are set to be restored in a bid to protect its abundance of wildlife and plants. More: https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/project-to-protect-southwarks-last-ancient-woodland/

Bird of prey which escaped London Zoo tries to steal family's picnic

21/03/2022
Zookeepers were sent to the area to retrieve the fugitive but she again gave them the slip and was filmed in nearby Sydenham days later. More: https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/31/bird-of-prey-which-escaped-london-zoo-tries-to-steal-familys-picnic-16377004/

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