Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Chance To Be Bold, Innovative and Conserve Green Space Missed

In June 2017 I attended the Brockley Society one day (free) conference on Conservation and Innovation to mark 50 years of the Civic Amenities Act. The 1967 Civic Amenities Act was set out to protect buildings of special historic and architectural interest, and to prevent the aggressive demolition that was taking place at the time. This is poignant as in

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We Need Bold & Innovative Action To Solve The Housing Crisis

Time and time again we see developments rising up across Lewisham that do not have the homes that our community so desperately needs. We see greedy developers building homes that young people growing up here could never afford. The New Bermondsey development was approved despite having just 2.5% of the homes at an affordable rent. That’s just not acceptable. In

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From School Cuts To The Housing Crisis: My Journey Into Politics

Last week I met with Kimberly McIntosh, a journalist for gal-dem magazine. We spoke about my journey into politics and my priorities for Lewisham. You can read the full article by Kimberly below: Forty years since the Battle of Lewisham, that saw some 500 National Front (NF) supporters vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters show us what can be achieved when communities band together against racism. The

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