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New pool approved for Forest Hill

Lewisham Council have approved a new swimming pool for Forest Hill. No information on how they’re going to pay for the thing. Haven’t they heard there’s a recession on? Lewisham Council – New leisure centre approved for Lewisham: “A building contractor for the development is expected to be appointed before the end of the year [...]

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Crystal Palace, World Destination

As onionbagblog would say, cripes. Lonely Planet has named Crystal Palace as one of its “greatest little-known neighbourhoods” – in the world. 5. Crystal Palace, London, England Navigate here by the Eiffel-like radio mast: this lofty southeast spot is worth finding. The namesake palace burned down in 1936 but its legacy park still hosts a [...]

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Lido locked

Brixton Lido’s been shut for two mornings in a row this week, thanks to rather over-judicious application of chlorine: The scenes at 7am outside Lake Brockwell were not pleasant. Swimmers are usually a serene bunch, happy to see in a midsummer morning with the tranquil activity of a dip in the great outdoors. Turn them [...]

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Forest Hill Society backs Forest Hill Pools development

The Forest Hill Society has come out in favour of the Forest Hill Pools planning application: We have been through the application in some detail and write in support of the proposals. To a great extent we think this is a very good scheme, in a good location, and in particular via Forest Hill Society: [...]

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