Council meetings

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Leander Community Centre, Ship street SE8 4DH

Contact: Maya Onyett  0208 314 8208

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Welcome from the Chair


Chair Cllr Obajimi Adefiranye welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave apologies for Cllr Kennedy


Parks and Open spaces - Martin Hyde, Parks Regeneration Manager, Greenscene


Martin Hyde gave the following presentation, ‘Parks and Open Spaces Difficult times!’

He highlighted that their service (Green Scene) has experienced  £1.5 million cuts since


Impact of this includes:

  • Park keeper service  reduced by 50% to a part time shared service.  Each keeper will service 2 parks.
  • Over a 3-year period the parks improvement budget, used for repairs including footpath resurfacing, has been cut to zero.
  • Changes to grounds maintenance regimes have included changes to grassland management, shrub bed etc.
  • Over the last 4 years one Green Scene monitoring officer has not been replaced and a management support officer has been made redundant


Martin highlighted where Ward assemblies could help in the following areas:


  • Participate in wider community consultation
  • Consider future plans, projects and schemes in local parks
  • Liaise with the Officers and the Lewisham Parks Forum to develop community involvement initiatives and explore external funding opportunities.


He asked if anyone would be interested , or knows anyone who would be interested in

setting up a Friends group in Brockley to become part of the Lewisham Parks Forum.

If anyone is interested contact



Parks and Open Spaces Difficult Times! pdf icon PDF 50 KB


Brockley Max Update


The festival ran over 9 days and nights from 29 May – 6 June.

Brockley Max’s Opening Night event was a huge success. This year we moved the stage on to the street and had six and half hours of music from 15 bands playing rock to folk, from funk to reggae. There were over 50 performers and 20 helpers who all volunteered their time and musical skills for the event. The Mayor came down, as did the TV and hundreds of local people. The event would not have happened without the financial support from the Brockley Assembly Fund, so thank you!



Mass photo on Hilly Fields - The Brockley Society


Inspired by a mass photo taken nearly 100 years ago, 4th August 1918 whilst the 1st world war was happening, this event has been set up to take a new photo.

It will take place on Sunday 19th July 2015 at Hilly Fields, Hilly Fields Cresent, Brockley SE4 1QA.

Please arrive from 2pm, the photo will take place at 3pm.

NB there will be no parking.

Further details and background information can be found at:


·        @broc_soc


Please do come along and be involved, especially young people.



Choir demonstration by The Kenders


If you would like to join the Kenders Choir contact Christine on 07530 300787

or email



Summary of 2014/15 assembly funded projects


See spreadsheet ‘Brockley 1415 projects listAssembly16June’ for list of projects funded in 2014- 15.



Brockley 1415 projects listAssembly16June pdf icon PDF 205 KB


Launch of Assembly Funds 2015/16


The assembly agreed that the 2015/16 Brockley fund will focus on one or more of the following priorities:

1. Creating a high-quality living environment - looking for proposals that will help improve our local living environment and make Brockley a safer, cleaner and greener place to live, work and learn. We also want proposals that seek to create development opportunities for Brockley residents

2. Connecting Communities  – looking for proposals that bring Brockley residents together, foster a sense of community spirit, mutual understanding and respect, through community projects,  events and activities. These could include those that are Art, Music, Drama and Sports based. We are also keen to open up the criteria to include ideas around exciting intergenerational projects.

How much is available? 

There is £14,400 available for the Brockley ward in 2015-16. You can apply for a maximum of £2,500 for each individual project.

What can it be spent on?

The priorities highlighted have been identified by residents,  community groups and local businesses who have attended the Brockley Meetings. We want to fund projects that aim to tackle these important issues  raised by the local community. The money could be used to start up a project, support a group to develop new activities, or support a larger project that has secured funding from other sources.

How to apply

A project proposal form can be found on the Lewisham website, Brockley assembly pages or email

Closing date for all proposal forms is 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2015

As agreed in the previous assembly meeting the funding of the projects will take place at the Brockley Coordinating meeting to be held on 6th October 2015.

The results will be announced at the next assembly on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.



Community information


Brockley Baptist Church are hosting a Barbeque, 2 – 5pm, 11th July, with a Fayre after 5pm, 60 Upper Brockley Road, SE4 1ST.


18th August coffee morning for elders –


Dom Eliot from the Brockley Society Tree Committee would like to hear from anyone who would like a tree planted near where they live. He highlighted that they would need to be able to commit to watering the tree and there are certain timelines for planting.

For more information contact





Join the Brockley Assembly Coordinating Group         

- Feedback forms

Cllr Adefiranye highlighted the importance of completing the feedback forms and invited members to join the coordinating group which plans the assembly and discusses local issues and updates . If you would like to join contact for further information.


- Date and agenda items for next meeting:

            Tuesday 3rd November 2015, 7pm, Leander Community Centre