Author Archives: Brenda Dacres

Lewisham Labour Manifesto 2018 Workshops

Lewisham Labour members please join us for a series of manifesto workshops in January that will help build a radical manifesto for the local elections next May. Joining us will be your local MP, Lewisham Labour Group Councillors, Labour Councillor candidates, and guest speakers, including John McDonnell MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Marsha de Cordova and Andrew Gwynne MP. We’re holding

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New cycle superhighway – Have your say

Consultation closes Sunday 12th November – Click here to give your views Transport for London (TfL) is asking for views on a proposal for a cycle superhighway that will pass though and change roads in Deptford, called Cycle Superhighway 4. This is part of the TfL strategy to encourage more Londoners to walk, cycle and use public transport, Cycle Superhighway

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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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