Council meetings

Agenda and decisions

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Minutes of the meeting held on 1.12.20 pdf icon PDF 216 KB


That the minutes be agreed as an accurate record of proeedings.


Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 211 KB


Councillor James Rathbone declared a personal non-prejudicial interest in item 5 as he was on the management team of a community library.


Response to Referrals from this Committee

There are no response to referrals due at this meeting.


There were no referrals due at this meeting.


Q and A with the Director of Human Resources

No report, this item is for discussion only.


The Interim Head of HR was thanked for attending the meeting.


Budget Cuts pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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That the following comments be referred to the Public Accounts Select Committee: The Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee recommends:


That Lewisham Council agree in principle the proposed cuts to close the budget gap created by the Government, subject to the completion of Equalities Impact Assessments and feasibility studies as necessary. Where possible we would urge the Council to provide additional income generation support to partner organisations and in particular charitable, voluntary and community organisations.




Select Committee work programme pdf icon PDF 315 KB

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1.    That the following items be removed from the Select Committee Work Programme for the March 1st meeting:


·         Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

·         Safe Lewisham Plan

·         Local Assemblies Review

·         Lewisham Libraries inc NCIL


2.    That the following items be added to the work programme for the March 1st meeting:


·         Stop and Search and Prevent Update

·         Q and A with Cllr Kevin Bonavia, Executive Member for Democracy, Refugees and Accountability

·         Youth Offending Service – progress and challenges

·         Update on changes to the Probation Service