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Council sets out long-term developments for new housing across south Lewisham

Lewisham Council is banking on the redevelopment of Bell Green Retail Park, supermarkets, and industrial sites to increase the number of homes in the south of the borough. More:

International Women's Day: Green man traffic signal replaced

TfL said the switch was aimed at “recognising the contribution women make to all aspects of society”. They are in place at the junction of London Road and Sydenham Rise and Molesworth Street. More:

Sydenham Hill Estate: Date set for Judicial Review

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:

New Covid rapid test centre opens in Sydenham

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:

Police bust rave at Sydenham location

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:

'Optimistic' Johnson visits Sedgehill Academy in Lewisham

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:

Lewisham Council reveals locations of 1,000 new homes

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:

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

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:


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:

Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed

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:

Sydenham leisure centre will not reopen after lockdown

The Bridge Leisure Centre in Kangley Bridge Road, Sydenham, lost £600,000 last year and will stay closed when Lewisham’s other complexes reopen at the end of lockdown. More:

Covid fines for unlicensed Sydenham music event

Officers were called to Kangley Bridge Road after receiving complaints from residents about noise levels. Upon arrival, officers issued 11 people with Covid 'tickets' More:

Fake Mountain added to Edwardian Sydenham House

Architect Mat Barnes, founder of CAN, renovated and extended the two-storey Edwardian house in Sydenham for his own family. More:

Oaks: Southwark council injunction app refused by High Court

The trees in Sydenham Hill Wood in Dulwich, thought to be 155 and 115 years old, sit on either side of the western end of a footbridge on Cox’s Walk – the council says they must be felled so the bridge can be repaired. More:

Conservative candidate selected for Sydenham by-election

Helena Croft, who has lived in Lewisham since 2016, is hoping to become a councillor in the May by-election. Cllr Tom Copley stepped down earlier this year after becoming Deputy Mayor for Housing More:

Labour candidate selected for Sydenham by-election

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:


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:

Lower Sydenham's Maybrey Works construction starts

Work is underway to build more than 100 units at the site of a former World War-II manufacturing compound. More:

Poodle comedy club steps in to provide packed lunches

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:

Physiotherapist raises £2,290 for Hospice by running virtual London Marathon

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:

Obituary: Mary Baines, St Christophers Hospice

Doctor who set up the UK’s first home care team for the dying More:

Obituary: Doris "Dottie" Vojensky nee Blondun

How a young girl from Sydenham helped connect the world during WW2 and after More:

Firefighters battle Sydenham fire for more than three hours

London Fire Brigade is fighting the blaze on Newlands Park Road More:

Footzie Social Club scheme to face planning board for sixth time

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:

Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at a Sydenham school

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:

New homes proposed for Sydenham Hill Estate

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:

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