Lewisham Council – Community, Civic and Public Services

Some key things happened at the full Lewisham Council meeting held on Wednesday, 18th January 2017. The most significant one being a very moving performance of a selection of songs by the Cantonial Choir and Catford Synagogue led by Rev David Rome to mark Holocaust Momorial Day. Lewisham’s event is at the Rivoli Ballroom on …

TORY GOVERNMENT MUST FUND NHS PROPERLY NOW

Under instruction from the Government, new health proposals across England have been drawn up called Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs): The STP for our area called “Our Healthier South East London” has now been published with the far greater detail requested by Lewisham Labour. We are worried about the severe funding cuts to the NHS …

Two Trains Per Hour ‘Not good enough for a world class city’ Lewisham Council Response to Rail Changes

Lewisham Council has responded to the Govia Thameslink Railway – GTR – consultation which sets out proposed changes to the timetable following the completion of the Thameslink Programme. An urgent meeting of the Public Transport Liaison Committee was called on Tuesday 6th December with representatives from the Cinderella Line campaign group, Forest Hill Society and …

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 …