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 …

“OVERTURN MILLWALL FC COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDERS NOW” SAYS LEADING SCRUTINY COUNCILLOR ALAN HALL: 45 Councillors back his call for Independent Inquiry

Tonight, Monday, 23rd January 2017, Lewisham Council’s non-executive councillors backed the London authority’s leading Labour Scrutiny Councillor Alan Hall in his call for an Independent Inquiry into the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation. Councillor Alan Hall said the Foundation’s key role in securing support for the controversial New Bermondsey Development in Lewisham should be the subject …

Lewisham’s Ambulance Response Times On the Up after Council Questions

Councillor Alan Hall, Chair of Lewisham Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee, called in the London Ambulance Service this week to respond and explain why ambulance service response times are slower in Lewisham than those in neighbouring boroughs. At a Town Hall scrutiny meeting on Tuesday 19th July London Ambulance Service’s Assistant Director of Operations Graham Norton …

Bellingham By Election – Sue storms home to victory

Sue Hordijenko, Lewisham Labour’s candidate, won the  Bellingham By-Election with 57% of the vote on Thursday, 21st July. Sue has pledged to work hard for residents of Bellingham on Lewisham Council taking up issues like the Bakerloo Line extension to Lower Sydenham and improving Beckenham Place Park. Sue said: ‘I have never, ever, felt more proud …

Lewisham Labour Supports WASPI Campaign

Lewisham Labour supports the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaign. A motion calling on the Government to rethink their current state pension arrangements was agreed by Lewisham Council in July. The text is here. Women born on or after 6th April 1951 have been unfairly affected by the changes to State Pension Age. Many have been pushed …

Loss of Lewisham MP seat would be a Travesty – Boundary Commission should rethink plans

Leading Lewisham Councillor Alan Hall has attacked plans to cut Lewisham’s representation in Parliament following changes currently recommended by the Boundary Commission. Cllr Alan Hall has demanded a ‘rethink’ by the Commission because, despite an increase of Lewisham’s voters this year by nearly one fifth (18%), the Commission is set to cut Lewisham’s MPs from …