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Bell Green urban renewal plan

This proposal below outlines a community-led plan for Bell Green has been initiated by the Sydenham Society with Discourse Architecture. It has been registered with Lewisham Planning Department in response to their recent ‘Call for Sites’ for consideration in the development of the new Local Plan. The catalyst has been the proposal to demolish the gas holders, adjacent to the Livesey Hall and Perry Hill, and construct new retail and light industrial units at the west end of the site. This has highlighted the profound failure of development at Bell Green to provide a good environment for local people, and the urgent need for a fresh vision for the area.

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Bell Green community-led master plan

The Sydenham Society has called for an immediate halt to demolition of the gas holders to enable proper community consultation, a review of options and completion of a masterplan for Bell Green.
Working with Discourse Architecture, we have embarked on the development of a community-led master plan for the wider Bell Green site. We believe that the gas holders, which are an important expression of our local industrial heritage, should be retained as part of this new vision.

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Spooky Sydenham Halloween Trail 2018

The annual Spooky Sydenham Halloween event rail has been announced on Wednesday 31st October and it’s set to be another Spooktacular event! Starting at 4pm (until 5pm)  from Kirkdale Bookshop, the Spooky Trail continues along Sydenham Road where there are treasures, delights and surprises as you go along our shops and businesses, ending in the ‘Terror in the haunted house’ at our favourite little comedy club – The Poodle Club. To see who is taking part, look at the image on our website or collect a map from Kirkdale Bookshop, White’s Pet Store or visit the Sydenham Centre.

There is also a costume contest at 5pm at the Sydenham Centre.

Thank you to everyone who has helped arrange this fantastic local event and other great initiatives in our local area.