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Councillors John Paschoud and Brenda Dacres both declared a personal
interest in Item 6 as members of the British Computer Society which was a
Royal Charter body awarding IT qualifications.
Councillor Liam Curran declared a personal interest in Item 6 as a Baring
Trust member; a local environmental and heritage organisation.
Councillor John Muldoon declared a personal interest in Item 9 as a volunteer
for three and a half hours per week with the Wildcat Wilderness Timeshare
Councillor Susan Wise declared a personal interest in Item 6 as a Perry Vale
Ward member who had an allotment on a Lewisham self managed site.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on July 15 2020 be
confirmed and signed as a correct record.
No petitions were presented.
The Mayor outlined the latest steps being taken by the Council in response to
the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
Black History Month
The Council received a visual presentation from Rose Sinclair, Goldsmiths
Lecturer in Design, to our meeting. She was the driving force behind the
‘Caribbean Living Room’ exhibition which could be seen at the Broadway
Etienne Joseph, next spoke about the Asquith Gibbes archive commission
and explained what the research and archive entailed and oh his involvement
with decolonising the archive.
The Young Mayor, Femi Komolafe, concluded the item by reading the
following Maya Angelou poem:
the obvious differences
Some declare their lives are lived
The variety of our skin tones
I've sailed upon the seven seas
I know ten thousand women
Mirror twins are different
We love and lose in China,
We seek success in Finland,
I note the obvious differences
We are more alike, my friends,
We are more alike, my friends,
Lewisham Mayor’s Awards 2020
Councillor Joan Millbank outlined the scope of the Awards scheme and its
links with works being undertaken in combating the Covid-19 menace.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020
The Council recorded its congratulations to a Lewisham recipient of the MBE, Trevor Elliott.
Award to Lewisham’s Youth Offending Service
Councillor Barnham announced the gain of a national award and
congratulated everyone involved with the Youth Offending Service.
2020 Planning Awards
Councillor Bell announced the winning of several Planning related awards by
organisations in Lewisham.
164 questions were received from members of the public which were
answered by the Cabinet Member indicated. Thirty minutes were made
available at the meeting for questioners to raise supplementary questions.
A copy of the questions and answers was circulated separately and can be
viewed on the Council website with the meeting papers.
14 questions were received from Councillors which were answered by the
Cabinet Members indicated. A copy of the questions and answers was
circulated separately and can be viewed on the Council’s website with the
Councillor Bill Brown moved that the recommendation to receive be approved
and this was seconded by Councillor Sophie Davis and it was then
RESOLVED that the Scrutiny Mid Term Review report be received.
Councillor Susan Wise moved that the recommendations be approved and
this was seconded by Councillor Kevin Bonavia and it was then unanimously:
(1) the report and draft minutes of the Constitution Working Party dated 8
October 2020 be noted;
(2) the proposed amendments to the Constitution in relation to Overview &
Scrutiny task and finish groups be approved;
(3) officers be asked to ensure that the amended Constitution is publicly
The Mayor moved that the recommendations be approved and this
was seconded by the Deputy Mayor and it was then unanimously:
(1) Representation by Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group at the Board
be replaced by representation from the South East London Clinical
Commissioning Group with effect from 1st April 2020 and to agree that the
Council’s Constitution be updated to reflect this change;
(2) The Chief Executive of Rushey Green Time Bank be formally approved by
Council as a permanent member of the Board, representing the voluntary and
(3) an additional voluntary and community sector representative will be
identified by the Board at the earliest opportunity to support its work
programme priorities and deliverables and to become a permanent Board
member, subject to approval by Council;
(4) the Health and Wellbeing Board has been performing the function of the
Local Outbreak Engagement Board since September 2020 and that this
responsibility should continue.
The Mayor moved that the recommendation to note be approved and this
was seconded by the Councillor Barnham and it was then unanimously:
RESOLVED that a variation to the Mayoral Scheme of Delegation be noted.
The Speaker moved that the recommendation to note be approved and this
was seconded by the Deputy Speaker and it was then unanimously:
RESOLVED that the actions taken by the Speaker of Council be noted.
The meeting closed at 9.20pm