The local Bellingham Assembly held a voting event at Watergate Co-op School  for residents to decide which projects should receive a slice of £15,000 funding.

Each group set out their stall in a market place event and thirteen projects have been successful. These are:

  • Bellingham Golden Oldies – BeGO
  • Bellingham Festival
  • PYE Project – Knife Crime Prevention and Awareness
  • Linking Lives Befriending Service
  • Carols on the Green – Christmas Festival
  • Young at Heart
  • October Holiday Programme in Bellingham SEN – Youth First
  • Moremead Green Community Improvements – Litter Bins for Waterlink Park
  • Mural for Bridge at River Pool Linear Park
  • Kids Kitchen Bellingham
  • Circus workshop Bellingham Scouts – 8th Lewisham South
  • Bellingham Creative Play Park
  • Sydenham Community Library Adult Crafts – Part Funded


Announcing the result of the vote, Bellingham Councillor Alan Hall said: “Bellingham has a great community spirit and I am pleased that the Council can provide £15,000 this year for local projects. However, the Bellingham Assembly fund has been frozen for several years now and each year it becomes more difficult to find the money.”

The Bellingham Assembly agreed to support Lewisham Council’s bid to be London Borough of Culture

Councillor Alan Hall said: “Even in times of austerity it is important to invest in the arts and culture.”




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