Millwall’s ‘Towering Achievement’ in 2017

Councillor Alan Hall congratulates Millwall Football Club’s players, management and supporters for its towering achievement in winning the League One playoffs final and wishes the club every success in the Championship next season. At the match in Wembley Stadium he tweeted: https://twitter.com/cllralanhall/status/865961233530441729 In a statement after the match Councillor Alan Hall said: I would like …

£100,000 Cash Bonanza from Phoenix Housing Tenants for Community Projects in Lewisham

Phoenix Community Housing Co-op tenants have chosen six local projects in the south of the borough to be awarded vital cash support from their award-winning ‘Community Chest’ fund. Phoenix Board Member and local Councillor Alan Hall announced the winners on Saturday 13th May at the Phoenix Festival held in Forster Memorial Park, Downham saying: “At …

LEWISHAM HOUSING CO-OP SHOWS THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR OLDER PEOPLE

‘Swapping larger homes for security and quality-care 100% affordable homes reassures residents and provides a ‘win-win situation for housing’ Lewisham’s leading scrutiny councillor and board member of the Phoenix Community Housing Co-op, Alan Hall has hailed the approaching launch of a new 60-apartment ‘extra-care’ complex as the future of housing for the elderly. The project came …

Carry On Filming in Lewisham

‘Babs’ drama shows need for renewal of Lewisham film policy and for bringing forward plans to renovate theatre Lewisham’s leading scrutiny councillor Alan Hall says Lewisham must once again become a borough that welcomes film crews making movies. His call comes in the week that the BBC premiers the acclaimed drama about British film and tv …

Catford Job Centre to Close

The Government has announced that 78 Job Centres are to close including Lewisham Job Centre in Catford.  The PCS trade union has launched a petition here:  Councillor Alan Hall said: “Lewisham residents need to be able to access government services. Closing the Job Centre in Catford will make it harder for those who lose their …

Keep our historic gas holders say residents opposed to new supermarket

Supermarket chain Aldi have submitted plans to Lewisham Council to demolish the landmark gasholders (or gasometers) at Bell Green, Lower Sydenham and build a food store and coffee shop. Local residents voiced their concerns about the removal of the gasholders and the impact of another supermarket (there is already a Sainsbury’s hypermarket on site with …

Save Sydenham Crown Post Office

HUGE COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO SAVE SYDENHAM CROWN POST OFFICE Hundreds sign petition in a couple of hours IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS OVER 300 PEOPLE SIGNED A PETITION TO SAVE SYDENHAM CROWN POST OFFICE FROM CLOSURE ON SATURDAY “The response was amazing” said Sydenham councillor Liam Curran, Chair of Lewisham Council’s Sustainable Development Committee …

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 …

“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 …