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


Coulgate Street Public Realm improvements Update - Gillian Redrup, Senior Engineer ,Transport and Highways Group


   Gillian Redrup explained that the residents and businesses were written to

   in Sept 2015 with a copy of the proposed scheme following the

   consultation. The scheme has been tendered and is to start on site in

   February 2016. The contractor will be contacting the residents and

   businesses to explain their programme of works in the near future.


   The works have been tendered and approved by Mayor and Cabinet and

   Now cannot be substantially changed without financial penalties under the



   See attachments for the copy of the letter sent in September and the

   general arrangement drawing showing the proposed works.


   For more information contact Gill Redrup:



Clean Energy presentation- Martin Obrien



160208 Clean Energy presentation Brockley pdf icon PDF 256 KB


Deptford Neighbourhood Forum - Andrea Hughes


Andrea Hughes explained that The Localism Act (2011) gives the community powers to influence planning in their area by preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) or making a Neighbourhood Development Order (NDO). However, before communities can start to prepare a NDP, a neighbourhood area has to be agreed and a neighbourhood forum has to be created.

The Mayor approved the application to designate the Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA ) Neighbourhood Area and create the DNA Neighbourhood Forum at the Mayor and Cabinet meeting on 17 February 2016.

As a result of the Mayor’s decision, the DNA neighbourhood forum was authorised to prepare a neighbourhood development plan for the DNA neighbourhood area that falls within the administrative boundary of


Prior to receiving designation from Lewisham, DNA made an application for funding from Locality (the organisation who exist to support Neighbourhood Forums) to put on three events between Jan -March 2016 to raise awareness about DNA, encourage people to join DNA, and to seek views of local people in order to start creating a Neighbourhood Plan. 

The next event is taking place on Saturday 19th March, 2-5pm at the Evelyn Community Centre - Anyone is welcome to come along.

For more information, go to:

DNA welcome document:


DNA Constitution, Area Boundary and Map:

Have a Voice become a DNA Member:

They have hired a consultant ,Angela Koch, to support with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and information can be found through the following link:




Updates form previously successful assembly funded projects

·        Deptford Cinema- Edwin Mingard

·        Evergreen project – Claire Pitter

·        Brockley Saturday School - Marie Aurelie

·        Football projects – written update



·         Deptford Cinema- Edwin Mingard


Deptford Cinema is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit cinema.

It has been showing all kinds of films – new and old, UK and from around the world – and programming is done at public meetings (every Sunday, 4pm), where people can propose films and then, with support, programme them.

Discount tickets are offered to Brockley residents , and any Brockley resident will automatically qualify as a concession. Also anyone who

would normally qualify as a concession will be able to attend for free! All you need to do is bring some proof of eligibility (any letter addressed to you, or any card or document showing eligibility for a concession if that applies).


For more information go to:  or follow the Cinema on Facebook or

Twitter @DeptfordCinema


·         Evergreen project – Claire Pitter

Claire Pitter explained that between August and November 2015, the Evergreen project delivered 3 out of 6 events; 2 Coffee mornings at Leander Community Centre and a Dementia awareness seminar:

  1. Dementia awareness seminar – 8 August 2015 – guest speakers from the NHS and Lewisham Mindcare – held at the Tabernacle Church
  2. Coffee Morning – 25 September 2015 incorporating Macmillan Coffee morning held at Leander Community Centre
  3. Coffee Morning – 27 November 2015 – held at Leander Community Centre.

These events were widely advertised throughout Brockley, the Leander Community Centre and Lewisham borough in local churches and shops.

They are planning a pamper session for seniors at the Leander community centre instead of a Christmas dinner and will hold a further 3 coffee mornings in 2016.


·         Brockley Saturday School - Marie Aurelie

The Saturday School Club gave children the chance to maintain and  progress their academic levels over the half term and summer holidays.

They tutored over forty children during the school summer holidays and the half term break and were open  from 10am-4pm every Saturday throughout the school holidays.

Parents appreciated the fact that this was provided completely free of charge.

The club provided Maths, English and Language Tuition.


·         Football projects:

   50+ Walking project


  • 12 x 1.5 hours of mixed women’s football activity delivered.
  • During the success of these sessions we were able to deliver 6 more sessions, which were delivered throughout the summer by FA qualified coaches, and funded from Dalmain Athletic Women’s FC club funds.
  • All sessions were delivered free of charge, including the 6 additional sessions, including free refreshments during the project.
  • All attendees were signposted to regular sessions run by the local club Dalmain Athletic Walking FC
  • 37 people attended at least 1 session across the extended project, most attended 3 or more. 24 men and 13 women made up the total attendees.
  • Although we consider the WF a success, despite numbers being slightly below expectations, next time we would begin marketing a little earlier.
  • Cost £1760 with contribution of £257 from Winning Post


Girls Healthy Lifestyle through Football Project



Community information

·        Community Connections – Diana Hofler



Community Updates

·         Community Connections – Diana Hofler

Diana Hofler explained that Community Connections is open to socially isolated Lewisham residents aged over 18 wishing to improve their wellbeing.

The aims of the project are:

·         Increased social contact for vulnerable adults in the borough

·         Supporting and increasing opportunities for people to improve their wellbeing within the community

·         People in Lewisham have healthier and more fulfilling lives

She highlighted the following individual’s story:

·         Alice experienced a bereavement several months ago and is depressed, isolated and losing weight

·         Her GP directs her to Community Connections

·         A Community Facilitator develops a wellbeing plan with Alice and helps her access a local lunch group and a yoga group; now she leaves the house regularly and has a routine that she looks forward to.


Plus gave an example of the community development work they do:

·         Many older adults in the borough do not have strong ICT skills

·         Community Development Workers helped bring together the Rushey Green Time Bank, Crofton Park Library and Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum to find volunteers, space and participants for a ‘Techy Tea Party’

·         The Techy Tea Party helped older adults in the community understand how to use their mobile phones and tablets.


For more information contact:
Tel: 020 8314 3244
or visit blog:


  • Dom Eliot from the Brockley Society Tree Committee invited everyone to the 5th ‘Tree Enthusiasts’ event on Sunday 13th March, 11.30am, Upstairs at the Talbot Public House, 2 Tyrwhitt Road (Lewisham Way end)

Since 2012, local residents have raised and voted for funds to plant nearly 150 new trees, at numerous locations in the area. This Tree Committee informal open event is for anyone who is keen to see more new street trees (both in Brockley and beyond). Questions also welcome about any aspect of local trees in general, promotion of more, and choices for gardens, yards, plots or even pots.

For further information go to:



Closing remarks

- Join the Brockley Assembly Coordinating Group 

- Feedback forms 

- Date and agenda items for next meeting:

                        Tuesday 21st June 2016



- Join the Brockley Assembly Coordinating Group       

- Feedback forms

Cllr Coughlin 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.



Cllr Coughlin thanked everyone for attending the assembly with an added thank you to Joan for providing the homemade soup and bread.

The next assembly will be on: Tuesday 21st June 2016