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Bell Green Lane Sydenham fire: Carpentry workshop damaged

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:

Angry locals appeal to stop tower block

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:

Victorian footbridge set for £700,000 refurbishment

A 2018 assessment report deemed Cox’s Walk footbridge “hazardous” because its supporting walls were at risk of collapse More:

Mais House development approved on Sydenham Hill estate

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:

Penge Tunnel track replacement to disrupt Southeastern services in late July

The track work will affect Southeastern services from Saturday 23 July until Sunday 31 July. More:

Man charged with 1974 murder of woman found strangled in Highbury

On Wednesday, John Apelgren, 79, of Bryden Close, Sydenham was arrested on suspicion of the murder committed when he was 31. More:

Sydenham firm named for unpaid tax

Sorin Gavrila Construction of Peter’s Path, Sydenham, incurred a penalty of £20,144.82 on unpaid tax/duty of £41,668.48 More:

Sydenham disabled woman stuck in ‘nightmare’ housing conditions

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:

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