A RENAISSANCE IN MUSIC FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF LEWISHAM has been given the seal of approval by Lewisham Council’s leading scrutiny committee.

Business Panel Chair Cllr Alan Hall and fellow committee members welcomed the reinvention of Lewisham’s Music Service into a charity and its future relocation to The Fellowship Inn in Bellingham run by Phoenix Community Housing. Cllr Alan Hall said:

“This is good news for the children and young people of Lewisham, their teachers and parents and all who care very deeply about the importance of music in all our lives.

“Over 6,000 children and young people each week will continue to benefit from this wonderful service as it transforms itself into a charity with a secure home in Bellingham.

“In this time of enforced austerity, inventive solutions are required and this cooperation between the Council, Lewisham Music and its staff and trustees and Phoenix Community Housing is a wonderful solution.

“As a board member of Phoenix Community Housing Co-op I am particularly pleased that this symphony of actions will ensure that the sound of music will continue to be heard across Lewisham.”


Pictured: Cllr Alan Hall with Heritage Minister Tracey Crouch MP, Jim Ripley CEO Phoenix CH and apprentices at the Fellowship Inn Bellingham


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