Welcoming Mayor Sadiq Khan to Lewisham – Council Elections 2022

What a lovely sunny day we had to not only be out speaking speaking to our residents but welcome our Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Sadiq has shown the difference a Labour Mayor makes to Londoners and especially Lewisham. From funding for housing, and projects for our young people and we are proud to also be his Borough of

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Launch of a Walking Map of Deptford’s Slavery Legacy

It was a pleasure to attend join The Museum of Slavery and Freedom (MōAaF) today for the launch of their map of Deptford’s links to Slavery and Freedom along with Cllr Obajimi Adefiranye, Sandra Adefiranye, Cllr Joan Millbank, Cllr Juliet Campbell, Mayoress of Lewisham: Dawn Atkinson, Christina Norman, Natasha Ricketts & many members of the community. The Museum of Slavery

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Lewisham Disabled People’s Commission Survey

Help to shape the future for disabled residents in Lewisham The Lewisham Disabled People’s Commission has launched a survey across the borough to find out what barriers disabled residents face working and living in Lewisham. The Commission has been set up and funded by Lewisham Council and is an independent user-led organisation that aims to put disabled people at the

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New Cross Fire Anniversary

New Cross Fire Anniversary Tuesday 18th January 2022 was the 41st anniversary of the New Cross Fire family and friends came together to remember the 14 young lives that were cruelly taken. We remember: Patrick Cummings, age 16 Andrew Gooding, age 14 Peter Campbell, age 18 Gerry Paul Francis, age 17 Steve Collins, age 17 Patricia Johnson, age 15 Rosaline Henry, age 16

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A Domestic Abuse & Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy for Lewisham

Tonight I presented a new 5 year Domestic Abuse & Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy was agreed at Mayor & Cabinet. It is focused on Prevent, Protect, Recover, Pursue & Partnership. The timing of this renewed strategy to tackle domestic abuse and violence against women and girls (VAWG) could not be more apt. Over the past few weeks, I

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Census 2021

This year Census 2021. We must complete our household census by 21st March 2021. Completing the census can help to assist in better funding for areas like Lewisham and our local authority. It will help to give a better understanding of services we all need , including transport, education and healthcare. Look out for a letter coming to your address

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Rapid COVID Testing – Your Views

Would you have a COVID-19 test even if you weren’t displaying symptoms? We know that one of the ways COVID-19 spreads can be via those who may not be displaying any symptoms. Lewisham Council will soon roll out the rapid testing scheme across the borough. They would love your thoughts.Do you have 3 minutes to fill in our survey? https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/corporate-policy-and-governance/covid-19-rapid-test-survey

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Christmas – Thinking About Others

Although we think and care about others all the year round the Christmas period makes us focus on others more and seek ways to help. Often life can be rushed and we are busy juggling between work, family and caring responsibilities. So I just wanted to share some of the initiatives in Lewisham and nationally to help sign post information

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Bakerloo Line Extension – Last Chance Saloon

Discussions on extending the Bakerloo line have Ben ongoing since the early 1900s. This is a chance for this generation to have a tube line extend into Lewisham. This will greatly benefit our current young people and future generations. The Transport for London (TfL) Bakerloo Line Extension consultation is closing on 22 December. They need to hear your views on

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Battle of Lewisham Public Artwork

We last gathered together in 2017 at the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham And so much has happened since that time. We have seen an increase in racism and xenophobia in the UK. Reporting of hate crimes has increased. I am proud that I live in the borough of Lewisham where diversity

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