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 ...

Lewisham Council to decide fate of two towers this week

On Thursday, Lewisham Council will consider plans to redevelop the Carpetright site on Loampit Vale. The application, which has been recommended by officers for approval, is for:"The demolition of the existing Carpetright building and the construction of two buildings of 16 storeys and 30 storeys in height comprising 899sqm non-residential floorspace comprising (A1) Shops, (A2) ...

Four Lewisham schools on England’s ‘under-performing’ list

The Department of Education has published a list of London's under-performing schools. Four Lewisham schools feature on the list, making our borough's total second only to Lambeth's. The Mirror reports:England's worst school have been revealed as official figures show 365 education centres have failed to meet the government's minimum standards. One in eight of England's ...

Lewisham legends legitimate?

Subterranean shopping centres in Lewisham and Ladywell Village skyscrapers? Judy's heard some rumours and wants to know if anyone else can corroborate. I can't - can you? Please, help a sister out in the comments below: "I’ve heard from two reasonably sensible people about two bits of info which seem to have no evidence anywhere ...

#LoveItLEWISHAM

Lewisham is bidding to host London's new Borough of Culture festival. Two winners will receive £1m from the Mayor of London to stage events in 2019 and 2020.Ladywell cartoonist Martin Rowson has produced this artwork to back the bid, which you can support here and by using the hashtag #LoveItLEWISHAM

Suttons Radio opening November 23

The rumours are true: we swing open our doors on Thursday 23rd November from 6pm. RSVP here https://t.co/qR6uCJmbMi (or just turn up!) 🍾 pic.twitter.com/9LzLvim0Vj— Suttons Radio (@suttonsradio) October 31, 2017Suttons Radio (139-141 Lewisham High Street) is the new sister bar of Jam Circus. Operated by pub group Antic, it replaces the Ravensbourne Arms, which closed ...

Labour selects Egan for Lewisham Mayor

Ladies and gentlemen, your new Mayor will be Damien Egan. Young, socially-savvy and idealistic, Egan will represent a major change in style - and possibly substance - with the outgoing Mayor Bullock.Congratulations @damienegan, selected as Labour's candidate to be Mayor of Lewisham pic.twitter.com/nq7F1sAXT4— London Labour (@LondonLabour) September 20, 2017 

Five to Rule Them All: Labour members choose our Mayor

Heavy is the head that wears the crownThe election that will determine the next Mayor of Lewisham has entered its final leg.Five Labour candidates are currently vying for their party's nomination, which will guarantee that they replace Mayor Bullock when he stands down at the end of this term. Voting closes on September 19th.Although it ...

Bank Holiday Rum Day at Model Market

To celebrate Notting Hill Carnival weekend and in honour of the king of spirits, Model Market is pitching Rum Day. They say:Street Feast’s late and local Lewisham market (196 Lewisham High St) will be opening its doors this Bank Holiday Sunday for 10 hours of street food, music and RUM.Head down early to nestle into ...