Save Lewisham’s Crown Post Offices in New Cross and Sydenham

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LEWISHAM POST OFFICES MOVES FROM SECOND CLASS TO FIRST CLASS “Stamp of approval” given to save Sydenham Crown Post Office LEWISHAM COUNCILLOR LIAM CURRAN, Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee, announced this week that a campaign to save two Lewisham Crown Post Offices has “now moved from a Second Class to a …

Lewisham Co-operative Party Annual Report by Cllr Alan Hall

Cllr Alan Hall said: “Thank you for re-electing me Chair of Lewisham Co-operative Party and I look forward to a busy year.”  My report is below:               CHAIR’S REPORT TO AGM 2017 By Alan Hall I think we will all remember 2016 as a very bad year with the …

We Care – Budget Speech 2017

Councillor Alan Hall spoke on behalf of Lewisham Labour at the full Council Budget setting meeting on Wednesday, 22nd February to accept the Mayor of Lewisham’s proposed budget. He said: “No-one likes us we don’t care!  That is not the motto of the London Borough of Lewisham. We will be increasing local taxes on residents …

“MORE MAYORS THAN YOU COULD SHAKE A STICK AT” – HOUSE OF LORDS CHARITY RECEPTION A GREAT SUCCESS

LEWISHAM’S CHAIR OF SCRUTINY COUNCILLOR ALAN HALL has hailed the involvement of Lewisham Young Mayor’s team in a recent fundraising reception at The House of Lords as a great success. Councillor Alan Hall said: “The afternoon began with a tour of the Houses of Parliament. That is always a fascinating experience and I think it …

NEW ANIMAL WELFARE CHARTER REFLECTS A DUTY UPON COUNCIL AND RESIDENTS TO RESPECT AND CARE FOR ALL CREATURES

LEWISHAM’S LEADING SCRUTINY COUNCILLOR ALAN HALL HAS WELCOMED THE OVERDUE ADOPTION OF A NEW ANIMAL CHARTER FOR LEWISHAM SAYING: “The joy and fascination we all derive from pet animals and wildlife brings with it a responsibility on us all – both council and residents in partnership – to care and look after them and the …

Independent Inquiry into New Bermondsey Development and Millwall FC Land Grab – Update

Following further revelations in The Guardian newspaper on 14th February, Councillor Alan Hall said at a meeting of Lewisham Council’s scrutiny committee held on the same day: “I welcome the Mayor’s [of Lewisham’s] decision to resign as a Trustee and Director on the board of Surrey Canal Sports Foundation. There remain many questions surrounding the organization and, …

Let the music play on!

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 …

Millwall and the CPO – fresh questions

On Tuesday evening 31st January, Lewisham Council’s scrutiny Business Panel held its first meeting since 3 separate statements were issued by the Mayor and Cabinet on the Compulsory Purchase Orders relating to Millwall FC and other businesses and individuals. The Business Panel – made up of the Chairs of all the council’s scrutiny committees – …

BOROUGH WATER CRISIS MEETING MOVED – DUE TO WATER CRISIS AT TOWN HALL! -“Two to three thousand incidents a year is just too many”

Councillor Alan Hall, Lead Scrutiny Councillor for Lewisham called in Thames Water to a meeting on Monday night (23/1/17) about the growing number of serious water incidents across the borough; but they had to move it urgently – due to a serious water incident at the Town Hall. The meeting was to discuss the increasing …