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Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Forum

12 Dec '18

Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Forum is looking for additional Committee members from the Lewisham side of Sydenham Hill Ridge.

The Committee has already sufficient Southwark Committee members.

The Committee is expected to meet 6 times in its first year, and to oversee the work of a small core team, guided by professionals with experience of neighbourhood planning and engagement, and an active Supporters group.

The position is likely to interest someone interested in the development of their neighbourhood; in getting to know more about the human beings, buildings, woods and green areas which make up our precious Sydenham Hill Ridge; and in shaping our Boroughs’ planning policies.

For further information, see or contact Monica or Stephen on

20 Feb '19

Events: March to May 2019
All events are free and open to all (subject to the capacity of the venue). Please help by emailing to let the organisation know that you would like to attend.

Understand the New Southwark Plan: An introduction

Introduction to Impact of the New Southwark Plan and its Amendments on Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Area: a workshop led by Dulwich Wood Ward Cllr Andy Simmons and Cllr Catherine Rose.
Friday 1st March 2019 from 7 pm to 7.45 pm.
Location : T&RA Hall, Lapsewood Walk, Sydenham Hill Estate, SE23 3PL

Influencing the New Southwark Plan: Exploring further

Review of impact of New Southwark Plan and its Amendments (“NSP”): which parts of the NSP really matter to the Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Plan? How are we going to go about filling the gaps in Southwark’s, and Lewisham’s, descriptions of, and plans for, the Ridge?

Tuesday 12th March 2019 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Location : The Woodhouse, Paxton Room, 39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 6RS

Learning from Wells Park Place

Learning from Wells Park Place development to inform policies for a Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Plan: what neighbours like and what we do not like.

Sunday 24 March 2019 from 3.30 to 5.15 pm

Location : Meet in the garden of The WoodHouse pub, then cross the road to look together at the Wells Park Place development, continue with discussion at 75 Sydenham Hill, SE26 6TQ

Vision and Change: the eastern half of Sydenham Hill

(the road) and the top end of Kirkdale (down to Mount Gardens) .

A first discussion how to enhance this important public space especially in the light of proposed redevelopment of Mais House

Thursday 4 April 2019 from 7.30 to 9.15 pm.

Location : Community Hall , Lammas Green , SE26 6LT

Guided Walk through the Woods along Sydenham Hill Ridge

Appreciating the assets of the Ridge: a London Wildlife Trust guided walk through the woods across Sydenham Hill Ridge and along its upper slopes on both the Lewisham and Southwark sides. Starting at Bluebell Close, we will finish at The Wood House pub having gone through Hillcrest Wood, Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood and Countisbury House.

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2019 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Location : we meet at Bluebell Close off Sydenham Hill

Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Forum has applied to Lewisham Council for designation.

Neighbourhood Planning is resident-led, and supported and funded by central government through the Localism Act

For more information, visit