Deptford Anchor’s Return Consultation
The anchor has been a symbol of Deptford’s maritime history, and has been greatly missed by many. It was originally removed during the renovation for the high street landscaping and road. It is something which Cllr Joe Dromey and I have always stated should be returned to the south end of the high street. This will allow the iconic Deptford Anchor to be in full view of those travelling from the A2 into New Cross.
The decision to reinstate the Deptford Anchor was made at the Mayor & Cabinet meeting on 23rd March 2017 at which I was pleased to make to make representations advocating for the return of the anchor. This followed a petition of 3,300 people who had requested the Anchor’s return, and a meeting Cllr Joe Dromey and I had with the Deputy Mayor Cllr Alan Smith and Council Officers.
Consultation – As Many Views As Possible Needed – Closes 27th June 2017
CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED
Lewisham Council is now holding a consultation which is seeking the views of the public on the materials to be used for the reinstatement of the Deptford anchor, and whether there should be a plaque inserted into the anchor setting. Respondents of the consultation survey will also be invited to suggest wording for the plaque.
The consultation will close on 27th June 2017
To take part in the consultation survey click here
You can also view the document regarding the reinstatement of the Deptford Anchor by clicking here
There will also be a drop-in session at Deptford Lounge, Giffin Street, SE8 on Tuesday 20 June 2017 between 3pm – 7pm to enable the public to come and ask more questions and discuss the project with the Project Manager for the Council.