Thursday, 7 August 2014

Ladywell Fields Cafe to reopen on 13 August

The inside of the cafe today (Thurs 7 Aug), with refurbishment works well underway.
The refurbished Ladywell Fields cafe, which will be run by the Jimmy Mizen Foundation's 10,000 Hands Campaign, will open on 13 August.  As you'll see from the photo above, the existing cafe and the former Park Keeper's office have been knocked together to create a much more flexible and practical space for an all-year-round cafe.

There will be an official opening by Mayor Bullock on Weds 27 August from 1.00pm.  There will be bouncy castles and other fun-and-games.  All welcome.

For more see the Ladywell Fields Facebook page.

Robert Sheppard

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Horror that Lurks Behind (Ladywell Video Nasty Vol.II)

It seems the earlier post has got people videoing eyesore sites.  Another Ladywellite has sent in this video of the site at the end of the 'stables' on Mercy Terrace, which you can see if you walk up and over the bridge past Rumbles.
Get writing to your local Councillors! 
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Video Nasty - The Horrors behind the Hoarding!

One of our readers has provided this short clip of the disgusting state of the derelict garages site at the junction of Malyons Road with Ladywell Road.  The Council has been informed.

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Future use of 10-14 Mercy Terrace, Ladywell - Opportunity to comment



Local organisations and amenity groups have been approached by Goldcrest Architects who are  inviting local people to a drop-in session at which people can to view their proposals to redevelop the redundant warehouse building at 10-14 Mercy Terrace.
The invitation comes from Daniel Francis (Email daniel.francis@yourshout.com and Freephone 0800 4586976) who writes "Before a planning application is submitted to the London Borough of Lewisham, we would like as many people . . . . as possible to see the proposals and meet the project team.
Goldcrest Architects proposals includes flexible office space for small and medium businesses on the ground floor with high quality student accommodation above, contributing to a wider mix of accommodation that is compatible with and will support local businesses in the existing shopping parade.
The drop in session will be held on Wednesday 23rd July from 2pm to 8pm at the St. Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road, SE13 7UW.
If you are unable to attend the drop in session, we would be pleased to meet with you and brief you on the proposals at a time of your convenience."
If you would like more information you can email mercyterrace@yourshout.org or call the freephone number above.
You can find some photos of the current building here.
Robert Sheppard, LVIG Secretary

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Council refuses permission for metal shed taxi office

Belated news . . . in April the Council’s planners refused permission for the construction of a metal shed in the alley adjacent to the Fish Bar, 52 Ladywell Road, for use as a taxi office.  In its refusal letter the Council cites the following grounds for refusal (both issues of concern highlighted by LVIG in its objection to the application):
“The proposed use as a mini cab office would give rise to parking congestion and would be likely to occupy parking spaces intended for shoppers, which would compromise the viability of the local shopping parade . . .” and 
“The proposed metal container, by virtue of its design and siting would detract from the appearance of the property and the street scene and would fail to enhance or preserve the appearance of this part of the Ladywell Conservation Area . . .”

You can find full details on this application, and read the refusal letter, here.
LVIG welcomes this signal that planning applications within the Ladywell Conservation Area will be expected to contribute to, and not detract from, the streetscape.
Robert Sheppard, LVIG Secretary