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Save Sydenham Library campaign hits the airwaves

Save Sydenham Library campaign hits the airwaves

Posted on 29. Sep, 2010 by .

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A huge lobby of Lewisham Council last Thursday presented Lewisham’s Mayor with a petition signed by around 17,000 people, against possible library closures in Sydenham, Crofton Park, New Cross, Grove Park and Blackheath Village. And protestors have been carrying the fight to radio and television as well. The proposed closure of Sydenham Library got terrific […]

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What’s the best train to catch late at night?

What’s the best train to catch late at night?

Posted on 23. Sep, 2010 by .

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Caught in a dilemma as to whether to catch an East London line train or a train from London Bridge? Well puzzle no more! The Sydenham Society’s quick and easy timetable showing the best late night trains has arrived! The timetable shows the times of late evening trains from both London Bridge and Canada Water, […]

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When will the next bus arrive?

When will the next bus arrive?

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 by .

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Good news for local bus passengers. Transport for London (TfL) has announced that two pairs of bus stops in central Sydenham will be fitted with dot matrix countdown indicators – visual displays which show how long it is before the next bus arrives. In 2011, the stops outside Boots and outside LA Fitness (plus the […]

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Underpass at Forest Hill

Underpass at Forest Hill

Posted on 18. Sep, 2010 by .

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Back in January 2010 the Council and Network Rail (who own the Forest Hill underpass) agreed a programme of improvements to the underpass. These included measures such as re-surfacing the floor of the underpass, an improved water-drainage system, cladding the underpass walls with easily cleaned de-mountable panels, re-painting, and improved lighting. Network Rail planned to […]

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The Greyhound site – Work Begins!

The Greyhound site – Work Begins!

Posted on 10. Aug, 2010 by .

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Building is now underway on the key Greyhound site at Cobbs Corner. The work entail the refurbishment (and partial demolition to the rear) of the Greyhound public house, the construction of two apartment blocks containing 40 residential units, with commercial units on the ground floor, and the restoration of the Spring Hill building (including removal […]

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Sydenham now a transport hub!

Sydenham now a transport hub!

Posted on 10. Aug, 2010 by .

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The arrival of the new East London Line has not quite placed Sydenham at the centre of the Universe (although we all know it is!). But it has produced many extra direct links to places resulting in quicker and easier journeys around the Capital. The map shows all of the places which can now be […]

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A brief history of Sydenham Library

A brief history of Sydenham Library

Posted on 22. Jul, 2010 by .

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When the Lower Sydenham Public Library (its official name) was opened on 24 September 1904 it was not only the first of five Carnegie libraries to be built in Lewisham, it was quite possibly the first Carnegie Library to be built in England. By 1904 Carnegie Libraries had been built in the USA and Scotland […]

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Town Centre Manager update

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Julie Sutch, our Town Centre manager – and not just ours – she is responsible for three other town centres in Lewisham – has started sending weekly updates. From last Friday’s… A regular fortnightly walkabout saw Sydenham looking very good apart from the road works, with just a couple of issues. The Somerfield alleyway has […]

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Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden

Posted on 03. Feb, 2009 by .

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Sydenham Garden is a voluntary association that is developing a community garden for people coping with significant illness in their lives. The nature reserve, situated between Queenswood Road and Wynell Road, will contain a small garden therapy centre of environmentally friendly design. The majority of the remaining land will be managed as a nature reserve. […]

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Forest Hill Pools – latest news

Forest Hill Pools – latest news

Posted on 03. Feb, 2009 by .

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The second meeting of the Forest Hill Pools Stakeholder Group chaired by Cllr Chris Best took place on May 15th. The following notes were taken by Penelope Jarrett of the Forest Hill Society, with some extra info from Annabel McClaren of the Sydenham Society. Hilary Renwick (lead officer) presentation The Council website has recently been […]

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Sydenham Road Pedestrian Improvements

Sydenham Road Pedestrian Improvements

Posted on 03. Feb, 2009 by .

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Last December [2006] Living Streets (formerly the Pedestrian Association) conducted a series of walkabouts with local residents to pinpoint perceived problems with pedestrian movements in Sydenham Road. Some of these were easily identified by regular high street users – the dangerous crossing at Newlands Park with no pedestrian phase at the traffic lights, the unfriendly […]

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