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Venue: Leander Community Centre, Ship Street SE8 4DH

Contact: Maya Onyett 

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Welcome from the Chair


Cllr Stephen Penfold,  apologies received from Cllr McGeevor



Big Welcome to Lewisham's Young Mayor, Adam Abdullah


    The young mayor serves a one-year term and:

·         supports, and is a spokesperson for, the borough’s young people

·         informs and advises the mayor on issues relating to young people

·         works with the young advisers and young citizens' panel to inform the work of the mayor, Council and other decision-making bodies

·         oversees a budget of at least £25,000.

    Right now, his priorities are “creating question times with cabinet

    members, local councillors and police officials in secondary schools

    so that students learn how to hold power to account and delivering

    sanitary products to secondary state schools.”


    The assembly allowed residents to ask the Young Mayor questions



Lewisham Waste and Recycling Services Presentation by Luke Ellis and Conor White


   Please see presentation

   Consultation opens on 18th Feb - 8th April 2019

   Questionnaire to find out what you know about waste and recycling in

   the London Borough of Lewisham

   Formats available online, paper, or by phone


    For more information:


    Call 020 8314 9303



Recycling Consultation Presentation 2019 pdf icon PDF 817 KB


Priority settings for the Brockley Ward- Cllr Stephen Penfold

·         Are the ward priorities still the same?

·         Have some priorities changed?

·         What priorities, if any, are missing?

·         List what you think are the current issues in your area.



·         Are the ward priorities still the same?

·         Have some priorities changed?

·         What priorities, if any, are missing?

·         List what you think are the current issues in your area.


    Cllr Penfold explained that the current assembly fund will be cut for

    2019/20. This decision has been made as a result of the general

    council cuts, taking into account the protection of statutory services.

    There may be CIL funding but currently the outcome is unknown.


                Current priorities:

·         Creating a high-quality living environment – helping improve our local living environment and making Brockley a safer, cleaner and greener place to live, work and learn.

·         Creating development opportunities for Brockley residents.

·         Connecting communities – bringing Brockley residents together, fostering a sense of community spirit, mutual understanding and respect through community projects, events and activities. These could be art, music, drama or sports based.

The assembly expressed disappointment in the decision to cut the assembly fund, they agreed that the priorities were still relevant with perhaps in the future, including a focus on reaching out to younger and older members of the ward.

They await an update on future funding.



Community information

·         Brockley Station User group - Cllr Stephen Penfold



·         Brockley Station User group - Cllr Stephen Penfold

The Brockley Station User group held their inaugural meeting on 24 January at St Andrew’s Centre, Brockley Road, London SE4 2SA.

If you would like to get involved you can follow the group on Twitter (@Brockley_SUG)


 Closing remarks

                        - Join the Brockley Assembly Coordinating Group             

- Feedback forms

                Cllr Penfold 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


- Date and agenda items for next meeting:

               To be confirmed following the completion of the council diary for the