Council meetings

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Suite

Contact: Emma Aye-Kumi 


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 355 KB


The Speaker MOVED, the Deputy Speaker SECONDED and it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2023 be agreed as a correct record.


Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 206 KB


Announcements or Communications pdf icon PDF 11 KB


The Speaker announced that 11 July had been Srebrenica Memorial Day, marking 28 Years since the 1995 genocide. The Council observed a minute’s silence to commemorate the genocide victims.


Cllr De Ryk delivered an obituary to the late Glenda Jackson, actor, politician and Blackheath resident who had died in June.


The Mayor and Cllr Dacres paid tribute to John Berylson, who had been the chairman of Millwall FC until 4 July when he had perished in car accident.


The Council observed a minute’s silence in remembrance of Glenda and John.


Cllr Krupski announced that Lewisham had launched a new campaign encouraging residents to recycle their food waste, in a bid to boost recycling rates.


Lastly, Cllr Barnham announced plans to completely revitalise and expand Riverside Youth Club in Deptford. He reported that renovation work was due to begin this summer and would see the creation of a state-of-the-art 3G football pitch and games area, gym, indoor sports, kitchen, and flexible learning spaces for young people and the community.


Petitions pdf icon PDF 120 KB




Public Questions pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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33 questions were received and written answers supplied. Some questioners that were present at the meeting asked supplementary questions, and these were answered by the relevant Cabinet Members, Chair of Overview and Scrutiny or the Mayor.


Member Questions pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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Seven questions were received from Members and written answers supplied. Some Members asked supplementary questions and these were answered at the meeting.


Deptford St Paul's Charity - appointment of Trustee pdf icon PDF 198 KB


Cllr Dacres MOVED, Cllr Schmidt SECONDED and it was RESOLVED to appoint Cllr Cooper as a nominative Trustee to the Deptford St Paul’s Charity.


Pay Policy Statement 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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Cllr De Ryk MOVED, Cllr Rathbone SECONDED and it was RESOLVED that the Pay Policy Statement 2023/24 be agreed.


Motions pdf icon PDF 220 KB


The Speaker advised that Cllr Campbell had nominated Cllr Anifowose to propose the motion in her absence. Cllr Anifowose introduced the motion, which was seconded by Cllr Webley-Brown. The Mayor also spoke in support of the motion.


Cllr Anifowose MOVED, Cllr Webley-Brown SECONDED and it was RESOLVED that the Council would:

Support Cassius Burton and his campaign for Race Equality to become adopted as the 18th Sustainable Development Goal by

·         Writing to the Foreign Secretary encouraging them to raise this issue with the United Nations

·         Writing to our three local MPs asking them to support this campaign in Parliament, and

·         Encouraging more local schools to join this campaign


The meeting ended at 8:47pm.