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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/

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