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Homewalk House

Part-time manager wanted

Homewalk House in Jews Walk, Sydenham, a block of retirement flats managed by First Port, has a vacancy for a part-time manager (9am-2pm, Monday-Friday). The salary is £13,364 pa plus benefits. The closing datev is 17 March.

The requirements of the job are to be nice to the residents and be able to cope with IT.

Anyone interested, or for more information, please contact Lorraine Paul:

International Women’s Day

Sydenham School Monday 8 March

International Women’s  Day

Sydenham School PTA are delighted to bring International Women’s Day into focus again this year on Monday 8th March with our popular fast paced event – 5 minute TED-style talks from ten inspiring women. You can find information on this year’s amazing line-up of speakers, including our local MP Ellie Reeves, and buy a household ticket at:

As it is on Zoom this year, this is a great opportunity for friends and family, who might not normally be able to attend a local event because they live far away, to join in. There will definitely be something for everyone with such a range of speakers including award-winning authors, mental health and equality campaigners, an engineer, our MP, governor and a comedian. See above for who they are and the title of their talk.

A huge thank you to our local sponsors Hamptons International and Taylored Lofts who have helped make this event possible. All ticket proceeds go to the school towards fundraising initiatives to support the pupils.

Snow comes, snow goes

Snowfall delights locals

Sunday’s snowfall delighted local children and their families, although maybe not all car drivers or pedestrians. But sadly the whte stuff came and went overnight. Here are some photos of the scene in Mayow Park on Sunday afternoon.

The next day (25 January) was Robert Burns’ birthday. Appropriately the Bard had a few words to say about falling snow and its quick disappearance. Here is a short excerpt from his epic poem Tam O Shanter about the fleeting nature of snow (and life!). 

But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, its bloom is shed;
Or like the snow falls in the river,
A moment white — then melts for ever

Syd Soc World Exclusive!

Message from Father Christmas

In an exclusive email from Santaland, Father Christmas has sent Yuletide greetings reassuring all his many Sydenham fans that it will be “business as usual” over the festive season.

No “staying in his bubble” for this dependable octogenarian who has yet to be called for his vaccine injection.

But there will need to be a few radical changes. Mince pies or glasses of whisky are definitely off the menu. Instead, Santa asks that a reputable sanitiser (or what he calls “Santaiser”) should be left in the sitting room).

See you at Christmas!

Sydenham Hill Estate

Residents Seek Judicial Review

Following the recent decision of Lewisham Council to approve the City of London’s proposals for their Sydenham Hill Estate, concerned members
of the community have set up a Crowd Justice account to fund a legal opinion as to whether there is a case for a Judicial Review. Time is tight. 

Please donate and/or share on social media or with your contacts HERE

The community living on Sydenham Hill Ridge welcomes the development of the City of London Sydenham Hill Estate for social housing. We believe
in building good quality, environmentally friendly social housing that will last well into the future. However, the huge increase in density sets to impact
the quality of the housing built, the historic environment, the conservation area, the local infrastructure and the natural environment, reducing the
much needed green communal space, felling mature trees and impacting the ancient woodland opposite, visited by people across London. We raised
money to fund the initial advice of a solicitor. Following that advice, we are now raising funds to seek the opinion of Counsel.

The approved planning application can be seen HERE