45 Lewisham parks in 12 seconds

We walked all 45 Lewisham Parks in one day. Featuring @cornish_jack, @oliverhp, @robynbobyn_x & @katiemaem.@LewishamCouncil @damienegan @Ian_C_Thomas @BrockleyCentral @NewsShopper @DanRavenEllison @SouthLondonClub @Ramblers_London @SthLondonPress @Transpontine @lewishamledger pic.twitter.com/FUoFabSU3z— Jack Cornish (@cornish_jack) July 2, 2018

Lewisham-led schools: Primary good, Secondary bad

Lewisham Council-run primaries have squeaked into the top 20 best-performing schools in England at Key Stage Two, in a new research produced by the Education Policy Institute.The independent research group found that Lewisham's schools were among the country's best once factors including prior attainment of pupils and levels of disadvantage were taken into account. The ...

Lewishanimals

Lewisham is London's second-most pet-friendly borough.An analysis of home-rental data on Zoopla by Fasthomes.org found that Lewisham had a higher proportion of pet-friendly ads than any borough except Kensington & Chelsea.As rental rates increase across London, pet-friendliness becomes a more important issue.With thanks to BCer Chris Wheal, who is friendly to pets.

Wild swimming comes to Lewisham

Our new Lewisham Mayor has pulled a rabbit out of the hat in first weeks in post.Beckenham Place Park will receive £440,000 of funding from the Mayor of London to create a wild swimming pool, as part of a major development project, which will be overseen by Brockley Councillor Sophie McGeevor. Lewisham Council explains:The award ...

One minute to midnight

Who watches the Watchmen?The results of the Lewisham Council elections are in. The only non-Labour candidate, Brockley's Green Councillor Coughlin, is gone.Voters of Lewisham: What is the point of this?

Model Market 2018 – Returns Friday

O happy day: Summer is here, Model Market has returned.The Lewisham food and booze experience re-opens tomorrow night, and this year's line-up includes What the Fattoush (vegan), Pocho (sliders and tacos) and Mama's Jerk (barbecue).Opens 5pm Friday and runs every weekend throughout the summer. Go.

Reports: Heidi Alexander City Hall move could trigger Lewisham by-election

Lewisham East MP Heidi Alexander is reported to be considering a move to City Hall, which would trigger a local by-election. Guido Fawkes summarises:"Last night the Guardian reported that Labour MP Heidi Alexander is “seriously considering” quitting the Commons for a job at City Hall. This morning the Corbynista site Skwawkbox (health warnings apply) say ...

Lewisham house prices defy London downturn

For more than a decade, Lewisham house prices have been rising faster than the London average as inner city living has become more fashionable and improved transport links have attracted people priced-out elsewhere. The result is that, from a low base, Lewisham has moved up the league table of London boroughs in terms of average ...

Lewisham Place: Like Lewisham Shopping Centre, only slightly more lime green

The future of Lewisham Shopping Centre has been the subject of feverish speculation over the years: Would it be completely rebuilt? Submerged below ground? Turned into a gastrodome? Appended with a cinema?The answer is none of these things. Instead, they're adding some green signs. Fromthemurkydepths reports:Lewisham Shopping Centre owners Landsec have just gained approval from ...

Knock-back for block plot on Lewisham High Street

BCer Ed writes:A few weeks ago I was shocked and appalled to find my favourite go-to spot for giant pots of honey, enormous tubs of humus and unlimited plates of baklava was no more. The Turkish Supermarket on Lewisham High Street simply closed overnight.This site has actually been targeted for major redevelopment, with the latest ...