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Commission proposes to scrap Lewisham West and Penge constituency and create Dulwich and Sydenham

08/06/2021
Residents in the west of Lewisham could be voting for an MP shared with Southwark rather than Bromley in the next general election, according to proposals from the Boundary Commission for England. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/commission-proposes-to-scrap-lewisham-west-and-penge-constituency-and-create-dulwich-and-sydenham/

The fascinating origin story behind the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

06/06/2021
One of Crystal Palace Park's claims to fame, other than what's left of the Crystal Palace itself, is the collection of weird and wonderful dinosaurs in Dinosaur Court which may be a lot older than you realise. More: https://www.mylondon.news/news/nostalgia/fascinating-origin-story-behind-famous-20752216

Lewisham plans to build council homes on existing estates

19/05/2021
According to a Building for Lewisham programme requirements report, going before mayor and cabinet on Wednesday evening (May 19), the earmarked sites include Hensford Gardens in Sydenham, Markwell Close, Prospect Close, and Peter’s Path in Sydenham. More: https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/19314668.cccccccc/

Daniel Morgan report ‘delayed due to unnecessary Home Office review’

19/05/2021
Mr Morgan was killed with an axe in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham south-east London on March 10 1987. More: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/home-office-theresa-may-daniel-morgan-parliament-sydenham-b935909.html

Sydenham Hill Estate: High Court orders consent quashed

18/05/2021
Friends of Mais House has been fighting City of London’s plans for Sydenham Hill Estate since they were approved by a Lewisham planning committee last August. More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19311880.sydenham-hill-estate-high-court-orders-consent-quashed/

Archdiocese of Southwark must pay own costs

18/05/2021
The Archdiocese of Southwark must pay its own costs for an inquiry after its application to force Lewisham Council to cover them was refused. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/the-archdiocese-of-southwark-must-pay-own-costs-for-an-inquiry-amid-school-planning-failure/

Sydenham school must demolish buildings

13/05/2021
A school in Sydenham is expected to be “significantly demolished” and rebuilt to be make it compliant with planning permission after the outcome of an inquiry. More: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/sydenham-school-must-demolish-buildings-after-breaching-planning-permission/

New Sydenham Councillor

13/05/2021
Jack Lavery won in Sydenham with 2,634 votes, ahead of Conservative Helena Croft with 982 votes, and Green Party candidate Nick Lee’s 820 More: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/19300984.lewisham-gets-four-new-councillors-by-elections/

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