Please sign the 20mph petition

The Association have organised a petition calling for the 20 mph zone along Honor Oak Road to be extended.

Valerie and Rowena from the Association have worked with councillors Philip Peake and Alex Feakes to call on over 400 houses in the area. So far we have 271 signatures supporting the petition.

Since presenting the petition, Cllr Peake has met with senior council officers to discuss the problems with traffic and parking along the stretch of Honor Oak Road from the junction with Horniman Drive to that with Forest Hill Road. A fuller account of this meeting and the work on this issue can be found here: http://bit.ly/fairlawn20

It is always helpful to gather more support for these proposals and we didn’t find everyone in when we called, so we have also set up an online petition:

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/mayor-of-lewisham-we-would-like-lewisham-council-to-extend-the-forest-hill-nw-20mph-zone-2

If you have yet to sign the petition and would like to, please do so today.

March to save Lewisham Hospital – 26th January

As you will no doubt be aware, the A&E and maternity units at Lewisham Hospital are under threat of closure.  A community campaign to fight the proposed closure needs the help of residents to keep up pressure on the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who will make the decision on the future of the hospital at the beginning of February.

More details are available in the latest edition of our newsletter, and there is a march in Lewisham on Saturday 26th January to protest against the closure. If you would like to join the march, meet at Lewisham roundabout (by the station) for 12 midday.

And help the campaign organisers to reach their goal of 30,000 signatures by signing the on-line petition today?  http://www.savelewishamhospital.com/

Snow on the hill

Well, its a little later than recent winters, but snow finally arrived in force on the hill this weekend.

The roads on the estate have remained relatively clear, and many residents took full advantage of the weekend snowfall to enjoy the ‘Horniman Alps’!

Do you have any photos of the snow you would like to share? If so please send them to us and we’ll add them to this gallery.

51-53 Canonbie Road, 3rd Planning application submitted

As you may already be aware, a third planning application to demolish the single dwelling at 51-53 Canonbie Road in order to build a block of six flats has been submitted to Lewisham Planning. Local residents, and the Association, have objected to this application. View the full objection letter here. A shortened version of the Association’s objection letter is available below for you to make use of should you wish to do so.

Objection Letter for Residents

As mentioned in previous newsletter articles (when previous applications were submitted), the Association is concerned that should this application be successful then others may do the same.

Full details of the application can be found here:
Lewisham planning application

We would like to encourage as many people as possible to respond to the Lewisham planning department at the below address:
planning@lewisham.gov.uk

Save Lewisham Hospital

As you may already know, there is a proposal to close the A&E and Maternity services at Lewisham Hospital. This proposal, if agreed, would severely affect the standard and availability of healthcare services available to local residents. Public Consultation on these proposed closures of A&E and Maternity Services at Lewisham Hospital ends at midnight on Thursday 13 December. For information see http://www.savelewishamhospital.com/

Local events happening in December

SEE3, the team responsible for leading the Forest Hill, Sydenham and Kirkdale Portas bid, have put together a calendar covering events taking place in SE23 and SE26 during December.

There’s lots going now, so look out for a copy which should be coming through your mailbox soon. Alternatively, download a copy at http://www.see3.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/SEE3-Christmas-Events-List.pdf

Latest Fireworks photos

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Here are some great photos of the fireworks from Saturday’s party, thanks to David Steer for these. More are to follow, and if you have others that you would like to add, please let us know!

Fireworks Party Saturday 3rd November

Members and their families are invited to join us for our annual Fireworks party. Food and drinks will be served from 6.30 pm, with the display starting at 7pm.

Admission prices are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. This is a very popular event, and therefore entry is with a copy of the flyer that has been distributed to all members.

Our new website!

Here is our new website, updated and (we hope!) more useful than ever before.

We hope you like it, and that it contains everything you would expect to find regarding the Residents’ association and the local area.

We welcome your comments on the site, and please let us know if you have any ideas for making it better. And if you happen to be a website professional and can spare an hour or two to help out, do let us know!

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