LEWISHAM ‘MUST PUT ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS’ AND USE THE FAIR TAX MARK TO STOP TAX DODGERS

LEWISHAM COUNCIL must ‘now put its money where its mouth is’ and lead the vanguard of a grass roots revolution to stop company tax evasion and avoidance which harms the welfare of residents, according to its leading scrutiny councillor Alan Hall. “We have just unanimously agreed in a council motion to strengthen our policies and …

Cutting Parliamentary Seats is Undemocratic and a ‘Stitch Up’

Lewisham Council is set to challenge Government proposals to reduce the borough’s representation in Parliament. Government plans to cut the number of MPs in Parliament overall will lead to the London Borough of Lewisham losing its 3 dedicated Lewisham MPs.  This is despite the borough having worked so hard to enrol eligible voters that it …

Lewisham A&E is it under threat – Publish the STP ‘secret’ NHS Plans – Letter to the Editor

This letter has been published in The Mercury newsaper on Wednesday, 26th October: Dear Editor, The Government have decreed that areas must have Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) to include NHS money and Local Authority social care funds. A national debate rages on whether there is enough money  overall. It is a fact that the full version …

WORLD CREDIT UNION EXPERT COMES TO CATFORD TO SEE FOR HIMSELF THE ‘POWER OF COOPERATION’ -‘From Colombia to Catford’ for visit to mark International Credit Union Day

Lewisham’s scrutiny chair councillor Alan Hall today welcomed a leading representative of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Oscar Guzman to a successful joint project in Catford between Phoenix Community Housing and Lewisham Plus Credit Union (LPCU) that helps people manage their finances in difficult circumstances. Mr Guzman is visiting to see for himself …

Public Transport Liaison Committee First Meeting – more trains for ‘cinderella line’?

Lewisham Council’s new Public Transport Liaison Committee met for the first time on Wednesday, 5th October in the Mayor’s meeting room at Lewisham Town Hall. The new Public Transport Liaison Committee was set up as a forum for Councillors, civic societies and the public to come together with bus, train and public transport operators across the London …

Millwall FC and New Bermondsey CPO Halted pending ‘investigation’

The reconsideration of the New Bermondsey Compulsory Purchase Order around Millwall Football Club by Lewisham Council was suddenly delayed pending “an investigation” after a new document was discovered. The hearing expected at Lewisham Town Hall this evening – 28th September – was halted by the new revelations. At the meeting scrutiny Chair Councillor Alan Hall said …

In support of WASPI day of action – Open Letter

Around 20,000 women in Lewisham born on or after 1st April 1951 are set to lose out by up to £12,000 on their pensions after the tory government moved to equalise the retirement age to 65.  Little or no notice has been given especially when the changes were implemented faster than promised by the 2011 …

Plans for the restoration of Bellingham’s listed Fellowship Inn Submitted

The Fellowship Inn next to Bellingham railway station on Randlesdown Road is a Grade II listed building. The pub has been listed as the ‘degree of survival’ is said to be rare. Historic England has a full history and architectural appraisal here. Phoenix Community Housing – the resident led, community housing association – owners of …