Friday, 27 February 2015

A little humanity in a crazy world

On Monday local resident Cath Miller wrote "Hello. I am currently in a Lewisham Hospital ward overlooking Ladywell Fields and enjoying looking out onto the Park each day. In the bed next to me is a woman who has terminal cancer and keeps looking out for signs of Spring bulbs. I wonder if it might be possible to make her happy and put some e.g. crocuses in pots along the river so they can be seen from the Hospital ward?  She only has a few days left in here and our window is 5 down on the right from the bridge between the Park and the Hospital. Thank you."

A number of kind residents responded within hours and now there are blooms aplenty visible from the Hospital.  Thank you to all those people, and to Glendale for facilitating this.  See the full story on the Ladywell Fields Facebook page.
Robert Sheppard

Friday, 13 February 2015

New enterprise hub to open on Ladywell Leisure Centre site

The proposed 'pop-up' development on the Ladywell Leisure Centre site
One of three new business enterprise hubs will open on the site of the former Ladywell Leisure Centre (at the junction of Lewisham High Street with Ladywell Road) in October 2015.  The Council website says:
"The enterprise hubs will “create high quality, fully furnished and serviced co-working spaces in Catford, Deptford and Lewisham town centres”;
“All three hubs will provide affordable, co-working spaces for rent which will help to create a new vibrancy and buzz for enterprise in the heart of Lewisham’s main town centres”; and
“Local entrepreneurs and businesses will be able to access space and facilities across the network including advice and support for start-ups; intensive mentoring and practical advice; fixed working for larger organizations; co-working space; events and workshops; meeting rooms; and touchdown working.”
Robert Sheppard

Monday, 9 February 2015

LVIG lodges objection to 59 Ladywell Road planning application

The Ladywell Village Improvement Group has lodged an objection to the application to add a further storey to the 'Rivoli apartments' building on Ladywell bridge.  It's understood that both the Ladywell Society and the Ladywell Fields User Group have also lodged objections on similar grounds.
The LVIG Committee

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Goldcrest to present their Mercy Terrace plans

Goldcrest Architects have undertaken to attend this evening's meeting of the Ladywell Society to answer questions about their development proposal, for a new block of student accommodation at 10-14 Mercy Terrace - part of the small industrial estate between Ladywell Post Office and the railway line. 

The meeting will take place at 7.45p.m. at the Ladywell Society's usual meeting venue - the Ladywell Fields Environmental Education Centre (the building backing onto the southbound platform of Ladywell Station, near the entrance to the Park from Ladywell Road).

Robert Sheppard

Friday, 12 December 2014

Rivoli developer seeks additional storey

Just as we all thought the new Rivoli development, flung up at 59 Ladywell Road, is all-but finished with a sales open day just last month, it seems the developer wants to squeeze more value out of the site by adding another floor.  This is logged as planning application DC/14/89383 and you can find more here.
A lively debate has already opened up on this on Brockley Central.
Robert Sheppard