Bromley Council and HIV – The Fight For Social Services

The late 1980s and the early 1990s was a time when the HIV and AIDS pandemic was in the news and high on the political agenda. Professor Virginia Berridge, Director of the Centre for History in Public Health and author of AIDS in the UK, gives us this accurate and succinct historical context: An expert …

The Story Of The Racquet At The Bridge

The future of The Bridge Leisure Centre in Lower Sydenham looks bleak. Lewisham Council’s Mayor and cabinet approved plans not to reopen the leisure centre. The report added that the site has been running at losses of over £400,000 for many years although an element of the financial losses relate to the deterioration in the …

New Video: Home Park Adventure Playground – support youth services in times of austerity

Home Park Adventure Playground is part of Youth First – Lewisham’s staff and young people owned youth service. It is a mutual youth service for young people aged between 8 – 19 years. Local Councillor Alan Hall went along and met Chantel Simpson, the Senior Youth & Play Worker – watch the video.   https://twitter.com/cllralanhall/status/1035899365313990656

Demolition of Bell Green Gas Holders Approved

Lewisham Council has made the decision to approve the demolition of the Gas Holders at Bell Green, Lower Sydenham. A decision notice was posted on the Council’s website on 11th July here  Campaigners fighting to save the Bell Green gas holders (These Streets Belong to Us from Perry Vale and the Sydenham Society) expressed their regret …

Sydenham Society Object to Bell Green Gas Holders demolition and ask for an ‘Article 4’ Direction

The Sydenham Society have written an objection to the plans to demolish the locally listed Bell Green Gas Holders in Lower Sydenham. Following hot on the heels of the Victorian Society’s objection here, the Sydenham Society go further and request an Article 4 Direction by Lewisham Council. An Article 4 Direction would remove permitted development …

Bell Green Gasometers demolition second application Peregrine Falcons’ sighting confirmed

The second application to demolish the Victorian gasometers at Bell Green in Lower Sydenham has been received by Lewisham Council. Southern Gas Networks have applied to Lewisham Council for prior approval to demolish the locally listed structures. Full papers are here. The campaign to retain the historic structures was given a boost when peregrine falcons …