Judge: ‘Irrational’ Lewisham Council should not have allowed phone masts

People power! The community won! The masts on top of Forsythia House, SE4, have been deemed to be illegal. Please support the request that they now urgently come down! https://t.co/TYEMM0xhNm @vickyfoxcroft @BrockleyCentral @SthLondonPress pic.twitter.com/ji5HyxWDUB— Hatty Uwanogho (@hattydaze) February 21, 2018Local Government Lawyer reports:A London borough wrongly interpreted the General Permitted Development Order on the siting ...

TfL rules out Lewisham Way Bakerloo station

According to 853, TfL has ruled out the idea of incorporating a St John's or Lewisham Way station into the Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham, which will open next decade.I had no idea this was even thought a possibility, but now it isn't. Which makes more sense. However, 853 notes:[TfL says] that existing plans to ...

Lewisham Swift Talk

Tomorrow night (Thursday 22 February) at Lewisham Town Hall there's a free talk by swift expert Edward Mayer about swifts and enhancing urban biodiversity, including what can be done locally to create swift-friendly environments.  The event is courtesy of Forest Hill & Lewisham Borough Swift Group in partnership with Swift Conservation and Lewisham  Council (free tickets here)Personally the ...

The Telegraph Hill Festival 2018

Sanjit writes:The 2018 Telegraph Hill Festival is here, and takes place from 10 - 25 March 2018.  Telegraph Hill Festival is London's largest and best independent, self-funding, and volunteer driven festival, and one of the capital's best-kept secrets. Athena Kugblenu at the 2017 Telegraph Hill Festival Comedy NightThe 24th Telegraph Hill Festival has more than ...

The Gape of Water

One Brockley man has been fighting an epic battle with the machine, trying to persuade Thames Water to properly fix the leaky water main near his house by Hilly Fields.BCer Chris first reported the problem on January 4th and despite repeated visits and building works that have caused traffic disruption, the utility has merely been ...

Leatherwork at the Taproom

Ben writes:I am doing a series of leather workshops, which are also an opportunity to check out the new Taproom in Deptford Market Yard.I'll be teaching people how to make a simple leather glasses case or belt which you can take home. It's a beginner class - a good way to find out some basic techniques ...

Suffed at the Brockley Jack

STUFFEDby Lucy Joy Russell & Holly McFarlaneTuesday 6 to Saturday 17 March 2018A friend of mine has written a play running at the Brockley Jack in March, which aims to provoke a debate about infertility and IVF. The Stuffed team explains:"There is a growing fertility crisis in the UK. Around 1 in 7 heterosexual couples, ...

Night tube ELL to run to Highbury & Islington from February 23

The East London Line night time service from New Cross Gate to Dalston is being extended two more stops. City AM reports:The Night Overground service is set to be extended to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington from Friday 23 February after coming to the London Overground in December.Since 15 December, there have been 24-hour services ...

Brockley station planting – a new chapter

It's happened! Last Monday, in a flurry of planting, our choice of trees were planted and now adorn the public realm around Brockley Station, on both the Coulgate and Mantle Road/St Norbert Road sides.Italian Cypress going in (Cupressus sempervirens)Having had a rather lively debate amongst ourselves about the relative merits of this or that species, ...

Funeral Farewell to New Cross Post Office

Protestors gathered in the rain on Saturday 10th February for a funereal farewell to the New Cross Post Office, due to close this week and be replaced by a counter within a local convenience store.From the Press Release:'From 15 February, New Cross Gate post office services will be run as part of a One Stop ...