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by JRW
27 Feb 2021 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Re: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

When Jack Lavery was elected candidate for Sydenham, I emailed him, and went on to have a phone call. I explained some of the current issues in Sydenham, and stressed that he needed to get active, and prove he intended to make a difference. I suggested he follow this forum, and SE26.life, so have be...
by JRW
26 Feb 2021 20:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Re: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

I couldn't agree with you more (shock horror)! I think Labour is heading for a precarious elections across London, as a lot of people feel their support has been taken for granted. We could have another red wall situation here, or at least a number of opposition councillors of various parties. Even ...
by JRW
26 Feb 2021 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

They are assuming that they will win, unchallenged.
by JRW
26 Feb 2021 11:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

Isn't this supposed to be about local politics?
by JRW
25 Feb 2021 18:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

Can you please change this thread's name? Perhaps 'Election News'?
by JRW
24 Feb 2021 18:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road

Excellent result!
by JRW
24 Feb 2021 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Just to let people know that I am uploading evidence and updates on the OLSPN planning inquiry onto the SE26.life forum. I can't work out how to post images here, and my content is quite image heavy, so I don't want to oveoad the STF plumbing. If anyone knows how to copy it across to this forum, tha...
by JRW
11 Feb 2021 14:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road

I am sure that any development could incorporate them, as they are a highly valued local service. There's no reason why we should have to let the rest of the site lay fallow, though.
by JRW
11 Feb 2021 14:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Of course. Unfortunately I'm not well today, or it would have been gone already. They will gone down tomorrow. Bear in mind that quite a lot of your neighbours are involved in the inquiry process, and welcome information.
by JRW
10 Feb 2021 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road

I'm baffled they didn't list the car wash / former petrol station. It is both an eyesore and a potential environmental issue. It (and the one which is now the Istanbul mini market next to the Alfred) closed when the Euro regulations on fuel tanks were upgraded, and their non-compliant tanks were nev...
by JRW
9 Feb 2021 13:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

OLSPN Planning inquiry

Well, the inquiry opened this morning, and is now adjourned until 16th to 19th March. Very frustrating to have more delays, but it is cautious and therefore sensible. Belt and braces ruling from the Inspector.
by JRW
8 Feb 2021 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

OLSPN school: planning inquiry starts 9th February

Rejoice! Less than 24 hours before the OLSPN planning inquiry opens, the core documents have been uploaded onto the Lewisham planning website. Search for DC/19/111793, and you will find the treasure trove. The top documents are the most recent, so start from there. I am trying to get Lewisham to web...
by JRW
7 Feb 2021 22:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Well, only two days until the inquiry starts, at 10am on Tuesday, and if anyone wants to listen in, please email Eleanor Morris at teame1@planninginspectorate.gov.uk and ask for the link. Several of you have wanted to know the schedule: it’s all still to be determined. The Archdiocese is trying to p...
by JRW
30 Dec 2020 08:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Joy to the world. On Christmas eve, the responsible Lewishambles officer told me that, due to COVID-19 striking the Archdiocese’s agent, the planning inquiry’s statement of common ground hadn’t been progressed. That means there has been no agreement on how to limit the scope of the inquiry, or to sa...
by JRW
20 Dec 2020 22:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 66
Views: 45507

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

Hi Lord Summerisle,
How are you getting on with your enforcement nightmare?
J
by JRW
20 Dec 2020 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 38729

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Latest news for the immediate neighbours of OLSPN school. I have, once again, had posters taken down within hours of my putting them up. They are merely an alert, allowing people to follow the online planning inquiry; it is sad that they were ripped down by someone who wishes to keep you uninformed....
by JRW
4 Dec 2020 20:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham council by-election
Replies: 2
Views: 4431

Re: Sydenham council by-election

The Conservative candidate is Helena Croft, ex deputy leader of Horsham Council, who runs a charity to support trafficked and coerced sex workers to build new lives.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1891 ... -election/

@HelenaCroft
Streetlight.uk.com
by JRW
4 Dec 2020 15:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: The Bridge

JGD, as for the Bell Green neighbourhood masterplan, I have done everything in my power to move things forward, but have been excluded from discussions at every turn. A meeting scheduled before the lockdown, at my request (after constant delays by Sydsoc) was cancelled due to a family emergency of t...
by JRW
4 Dec 2020 14:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: The Bridge

Who is blaming the councillors? I'm not! It is a question of whether major expenditure goes first to whoever is shouting loudest at any one time. It seems to me that the Bridge has not been updated for many years, and now, covid-19 issues mean that we are further disadvantaged, as the neglect has ma...
by JRW
3 Dec 2020 19:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Re: The Bridge

Actually, Bellingham ward starts at Home Park, so a fair chunk of Sydenham sits in that ward. Also, Bell Green neighbourhood forum-in-development means that Bellingham, Perry Vale, and Sydenham councillors are supposed to be talking about the area. Most people think of The Bridge as Sydenham's counc...