Council meetings

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Leander Community Centre, Ship Street SE8

Contact: Maya Onyett 

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Welcome from the Chair


Cllr Stephen Penfold, Chair of the Brockley Assembly welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Cllr Sophie McGeevor and gave apologies for Cllr Adefiranye.



Presentation on Neighbourhood CIL

David Syme ~ Strategic Planning Manager



David Syme ~ Strategic Planning Manager, delivered the ‘NCIL Brockley workshop presentation’


What is CIL and NCIL?

      The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on certain new development. 

      CIL must be spent on infrastructure to support the development of an area, such as for schools, hospitals, roads, open space, and leisure facilities.

      Lewisham has been collecting CIL since 2015:

      2015/16: £1,440,463.66

      2016/17: £4,487,774.86

      2017/18: £3,359,091.04

      The CIL Regulations enable the Council to set aside 15% of CIL receipts (25% in areas with an adopted neighbourhood plan) to spend on priorities that should be agreed with the local community in areas where development is taking place (NCIL).

      Mayor & Cabinet agreed to allocate 25% of CIL to NCIL in all wards




Round table discussions on priorities


The following priorities were agreed for Brockley:

·         Transport ,Streets, Air Quality and fly tipping

      Community Safety

      Open/Green spaces

      Community Facilities


      Arts & Culture



Ward boundaries changes update- Cllr Stephen Penfold


Cllr Stephen Penfold highlighted the following the main points:

·         The Local Government Boundary Commission - LGBC have proposed a new ward scheme for Lewisham

·         The LGBC are consulting on their proposals – the closing date for submissions is 2 March 2020

·         Local residents and organisations are encouraged to respond to the LGBC’s proposals

·         The Council will also be making our own submission. A working group of councillors will take the lead in creating the council’s response. It will be debated within the group and voted on at full council in February

·         Councillors are able and encouraged to consult LAs and residents but we recommend any resident or group with an opinion on the LGBC’s proposals should submit their response directly via the consultation portal


More information is on the LGBC’s website :




Community information


  • Cllr McGeevor updated the assembly with the great news that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has awarded Lewisham, London Borough of Culture for 2021. Our bid focused on Lewisham’s proud history of activism, harnessing the power of art and culture to make long-lasting social change. We were blown away by the level of support we received: community groups, arts organisations and residents alike all pledged their support for our bid.

Our ambitious programme has critical issues like climate change and migration at its heart.

Look out for more information on our Borough of Culture website


  • The Brockley Society and the Brockley Social Club are running their FREE Midwinter Warmer for Brockley’s Senior Citizens

All local seniors welcome

Saturday February 15, 2020, 1-5pm at the Brockley Social Club

240 Brockley Rd, SE4 2SU (corner of Foxberry Rd, next to Esso garage)


Brockley Society, PO Box 63473, SE4 9AZ.



  • Come and party with DJs mrTidy and The Drezone as we get our groove on for Brockley Max!

A funky fundraiser to secure @brockleymax's futureome and party with DJs mrTidy and The Drezone: ( has MCed Brockley Max opening night on several occasions

Fri, Mar 6, 2020, 9:00 PM –, 2:00 AM GMT   Tickets £5


  • Brockley SNT have been working closely with their partner Wards to increase patrols and visibility in Brockley. There has been an increase in vehicle related crime and robbery that we are working hard to address and reduce. We had executed warrants, arrested perpetrators and have been working with Housing Associations to evict those determined to commit crime in the area.

We have further enforcement operations planned for the coming weeks with our partner agencies, including UKBA and DWP.


We urge residents to continue to safeguard their property and we have provided a brief guidance on how to prevent vehicle crime:


  • Park in a secure and / or well-lit area
  • Check that all the windows are up and doors locked
  • Keep valuable items out of sight from prying eyes .
  • Register your property
  • Take photos of high value items for future reference


Please visit the below site for further information:


Feedback Sheets & Close                                              

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 information.