Category Archives: Planning and Streets

New TLERA road representative needed

Are you feeling listless, tired and bored? Lacking motivation and stimulation in your life? No reason to climb out of bed in the mornings? TLERA has the answer to your problem and can solve it at a stroke by enrolling you as one of their fully authorised and highly respected Tewkesbury Lodge Estate Residents’ Association road representatives, which will put you at the heart of the action in your corner of the Estate and restore your joie de vivre.
You’ll get to know all your neighbours, be first to hear the local gossip, news about social activities, prospective property sales, renovations, and developments, not to mention a host of other fascinating subjects. You’ll soon become a positive mine of news and information about your locality and at the same time will be supporting a valuable local asset in the form of TLERA itself.
We urgently need another road representative to cover the first part of Westwood
Park (the section between Honor Oak Road and Horniman Drive). If you can help, please get in touch on 020 8699 8432.

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Street Tree Scheme

The Association has started a new initiative to enhance our area by planting more trees on the Estate via a sponsorship scheme that Lewisham Council is running with an independent organisation called Street Trees for Living (STfL) that manages the planting of new trees in the Borough.

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TLERA had agreed to fund 50% of the cost of the first six new street trees with the other 50% being raised by residents. However, we are delighted to say that the response from members means that we will be able to fund the planting of ten trees this winter and spring. The final decisions on the selection of species will be made shortly but most, if not all of them, will bring colour to our streets both in Spring and in Autumn.

Lewisham Council branches out with new garden waste service

A new garden waste collection service for Lewisham residents will begin in June. Residents will have their garden waste collected in a brown wheelie bin from their properties every week throughout the year. The service will cost £45 from June 2016 to March 2017, which works out at just over £1 a week, after which a 12-month subscription will cost £60.

Demand for the new chargeable garden waste service has exceeded expectations, with over 4,000 signed up so far. The brown bins are currently being delivered ready for the service starting in June. There’s still time to take advantage of the special price! If you subscribe now, you can get this brand new service for just £45.

There are five great reasons to join:

  • You can put grass, leaves, weeds, twigs, small branches and more in your bin. A full list of what you can put in the garden waste bin is on our website.
  • Joining now will ensure you get your bin before the service starts in June.
  • You can place garden waste directly in the wheelie bin — there’s no need to use bags or sacks.
  • Your large wheelie bin will be easy to move around your garden and to the kerbside on collection days.
  • Pay once and enjoy weekly collections throughout the year.

To start getting collections in June, join now at www.lewisham.gov.uk/orderabin or call 020 8314 9756.

Lewisham Waste Service

Hamilton Lodge update

Lewisham Council have appointed Atlantic Housing Ltd to convert Hamilton Lodge (on Honor Oak Road) into accommodation for homeless households.  The contractor has taken possession of the site and are now responsible for managing it during the conversion works.

Work on Hamilton Lodge will be commencing over the next few days, and will include setting up internal site site/security offices, welfare facilities, site clearance works, and the erection of hoarding to the car park area.  The works programme is due to be completed by mid-September 2016.

Hamilton lodge
All contractors’ vehicles will be parked within the grounds of the property to avoid obstruction, and all deliveries/collections will take place outside of school run times and within the designated site area.

Any queries or concerns can be emailed to info@atlantic-housing.com or Tas Alexandrou can be contacted on 020 8501 7777.

Note: Works to 118 Canonbie rd will not take place in the same timeframes as works to Hamilton Lodge, due to structural survey findings.

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.

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