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) ...

Close the gap in Crofton Park

Last week, a 41-year-old man was killed at Crofton Park Station, when he was hit by a train. Reader Emily believes this underlines the need to do something about the large gap between the trains and the northbound platform. She writes:"I am always a bit nervous of the gap - it’s huge - when I ...

Campaigners fight closure of New Cross Gate post office

Councillor Brenda Dacres has launched a petition to fight the proposed closure of New Cross Gate Crown Post Office. She writes:"On the 10th January 2017 the Post Office Limited proposed to close 93 Post Offices. Among those they wish to close is New Cross Gate Crown Post Office located at 199/205 New Cross Road, SE14 ...

Soc seeks ten to tend St John’s strip

Chairman of the St John's Society, Roger Lewis writes:One of our Society's planned projects is to turn the unkept section of land on St. John’s vale, adjacent to the station car park and below Cliff Terrace, into a landscaped green area. We are now in a position to apply for a licence from Network Rail to ...

Brockley Brew School

The Brockley Brewing Company is running a one-day brewing class. They explain:Head Brewer Jon Travis, will be leading the day, using the all-grain method of brewing, the Grand Master of brewing techniques! You’ll have a great brewing experience, whether you’re an absolute beginner, or have dabbled at home brew but need to pick up some ...

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 ...

Brockley Station will go one-way from Feb 5-16

Kenny works for the London Overground and writes:@BrockleyCentral please could you publish an advance warning about a one way system that’s going to take place at Brockley Station from 5th Feb until 16th Feb Monday-Fridays 07:00-10:00 entry via Platform 2 entrance, exit via main entrance only. Step free access will be as normal— Mr. Kenny ...

Aladdin’s Cave demolition threat

From the Murky Depths reports that a planning application has been submitted to build flats on the site of the Aladdin's Cave' second hand shop.  (72 Loampit Hill SE13).The streetscape would never be the same without its assortment of statues and furniture, but the locally-listed building is a rare slice of vanishing  railway history. It was ...

Aladdin’s Cave could be lost to flats

A proposal has been submitted to Lewisham Council to replace Aladdin's Cave, the Lewisham Way treasure trove, with flats.The proposed new developmentThe application is for:The demolition of the existing structures and the construction of a part 3, part 4 storey building at 72 Loampit Hill, SE13 to provide a commercial unit (Use Class B1a) on ...

It’s our Wassail, coming up on 4th February at 4pm