South London Post is having a rest

Apologies for the lack of updates on South London Post in recent weeks. We’re having a bit of a rethink about the best way to cover the area, as we’re not sure our current model is either popular or effective enough. If you have any thoughts, do let us know below. We hope to be [...]

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Lee Green estate sold to Peabody

There’s likely to be a new owner of the Lee Green estate in Lewisham: Peabody. The Crown Estate announced today that it is has chosen Peabody as the prospective purchaser of four estates known as Cumberland Market in Camden, Millbank in Westminster, Victoria Park in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, and Lee Green in Lewisham. The [...]

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Southwark publishes (useless) spending data

Southwark publishes (useless) spending data

Southwark has become the first south London council (by our definition) to publish Council spending over £500. We’ve downloaded the PDF and uploaded it to our public documents area. The document is staggeringly unhelpful, just listing the name of the payee and the amount – no details on what the money was for. Also, it’s [...]

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Lewisham alcohol control zone “a waste of time”

At least one person has come out against Lewisham’s alcohol control zone: Chairman of Rushey Green safer neighbourhood ward panel, James Dobson, says there should be tolerated zones for street drinkers. Mr Dobson, said: “Personally I think it’s a job half done. The drinkers aren’t going to go away. They will just ignore the order. [...]

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Brixton finally gets its black heritage centre

Good news, and not before time: Raleigh Hall in Brixton, next to Windrush Square (which we love, BTW) is to be converted into a permanent Black Cultural Archive: A £4m lottery grant will be used to convert Raleigh Hall in Brixton, south London, into a permanent home for the Black Cultural Archives. It will house [...]

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Aircraft noise in Stockwell

The Albert Square and St Stephen’s Association has an interesting and detailed post this morning on the state of play with aircraft noise over South London. Well worth a couple of minutes of your time if you want a better understanding of the issue: Aldebert Terrace is lined up with the northern runway at Heathrow [...]

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Saturday afternoon Tulse Hill shooting causes crash

Saturday afternoon Tulse Hill shooting causes crash

More gun crime, once again in the Tulse Hill-West Norwood area which does seem to be hugely inflamed right now. A gunman shot a 24-year-old in broad daylight on a busy street, causing two cars to crash. Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Trident team – which deals with gun and gang crime – are leading [...]

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Handley completes Ladywell candidates slate

Lewisham Labour have selected their candidate for the now-vacant Ladywell Ward – and it’s Carl Handley: Carl Handley who has lived in Ladywell Ward for over 30 years is a qualified football referee, a charity minibus driver and a school’s award-winning chair of Governors. Previously, a Lewisham councillor for 12 years until 2006, Carl represented [...]

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Lewisham’s primary school crunch

Lewisham’s primary school crunch

Lewisham is struggling to place its kids into primary schools, and is installing portakabins to try and cope with the demand: Education leaders in Lewisham are facing a shortfall in primary places due to the pupil population rise of more than 20 per cent and have had to build temporary classrooms. Lewisham Council failed to [...]

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Southwark backs Save Velodrome campaign

The Save the Velodrome campaign in Herne Hill is gathering some steam, having attracted online support from the likes of Stephen Fry and Harriet Harman and now a fat cheque from Southwark council: THANK YOU EVERYONE – £60k PLEDGED and over 700 ATTENDED the big meeting! £35k came from attendees and local businesses, £25k came [...]

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Southwark opposing Thames “super sewer” sites

Southwark council leader Peter John is coming out against plans by Thames Water to site major construction and permanent works related to the new Thames “super sewer” in Southwark: On 13 September, Thames Water launched a 14-week public consultation on plans for a proposed Thames Tunnel, which it says will significantly reduce sewage discharges into [...]

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Planning inspector overturns Southwark decision on Tower Bridge development

London & Quadrant Housing Association’s plans to build 154 homes near Tower Bridge are back on, after planning inspector John Papworth overturned Southwark’s decision to deny planning permission back in November. The plans have been drawn up by Make Architects, and they’re cracking open the champagne after saying some pretty critical things about Southwark’s planning [...]

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East Dulwich market to be extended

North Cross Road market in East Dulwich – weekend hangout of scrummy mummies and organic foodies – could be extended as part of Southwark’s plans to develop its portfolio of markets. Southwark Council has kicked off its plan to give the borough’s markets a shot in the arm, with proposals to extend popular North Cross [...]

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Streatham Hub: “deal with the devil”

The excellent Streatham Pulse has some strong words from Kevin Rye, of the Save Skating in Streatham campaign, about the Hub development, which is increasingly becoming a focus of general disenchantment with the political direction of Lambeth: No matter what Lambeth say about this development, it’s all about Tesco earning money, Lambeth not having enough, [...]

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