Council meetings

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Watergate School, Lushington Road, London SE6 3WG

Contact: Paul Gale 

No. Item


Marketplace Event


1.         The Bellingham Assembly Fund Marketplace Event


The assembly started with a marketplace event where projects bidding for a share of the £15,000 Assembly Fund were each allocated a table. Attendees were asked to visit each table to find out more about the proposal and then to score each project out of 10.


The following projects were applying for funding:


Organisation - Olivespring Consultancy CIC – Because Dyslexia Matters

Project – De-mystifying Dyslexia

Amount applied for - £1,500


Organisation – Bellingham Community Project Ltd

Project – Special Educational Needs Sessions

Amount applied for - £1,450


Organisation – Bellingham Interagency

Project – Bellingham Festival 2017

Amount applied for - £1,500


Organisation – Churches Together in Bellingham

Project – Carols on the Green 2016

Amount applied for - £1,500


Organisation – Christ Church URC, Bellingham

Project – Linking Lives Bellingham (Befriending)

Amount applied for - £1,500


Organisation – Cheshires 2 Ltd

Project – Circuit Training

Amount applied for - £1,180


Organisation – The Young at Heart

Project – The Young at Heart

Amount applied for - £1,200


Organisation – Rushey Green Time Bank

Project – Arts and Crafts Club

Amount applied for - £1,000


Organisation – Friends of Sydenham Community Library

Project - Rhyme and music for under fives

Amount applied for - £980


Organisation – Sydenham Arts

Project – Home Park/Sydenham Community Library Christmas Event

Amount applied for - £400


Organisation – Bellingham Football Club

Project – Homecoming

Amount applied for - £1,050


Organisation - St Dunstan’s Parochial Church Council

Project - St Dunstan’s Church Summer Day Out

Amount applied for - £400


Organisation – ABC Under 5

Project – ABC under 5 – SEN Session & Camping Trip

Amount applied for - £1,200


Organisation – The PYE Project

Project – Double Edge for Schools – Knife Crime Prevention and Awareness Programme

Amount applied for - £1,200


For more details about the assembly fund and the projects involved contact


Councillor and Community updates


Cllr Jacq Paschoud welcomed everyone to the assembly and introduced Cllr Alan Hall and the new Bellingham Ward Councillor Sue Hordijenko.


The Bellingham Safer Neighbourhood Team told the meeting that the current priorities are Fly-tipping, Youth Engagement, Burglary and ASB in Bell Green. They are also looking to try and improve communication within the ward.


Results of the Vote


After the results were announced many of the projects took part in ‘Give Back’. In total £820 was given back enabling the last placed project Rushey Green Timebank to receive this sum. Therefore all of the projects were funded.


A special thank you from the whole assembly was given to Ami Ibitson who served Bellingham excellently as a Ward Councillor for 10 years.


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