Council meetings

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: 2000 Community Action Centre, 199-201 Grove Street, London SE8 3PG

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Consultations & information stalls from 6.30pm


The marketplace commenced at 6.30pm with information & consultation stalls from

~ Bence Street TRA    ~ Deptford Folk     ~ Deptford Neighbourhood Forum

~ Evelyn Parents    ~Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum    ~NHS Drop-In Services



Summary of Meeting



1.   Welcome from Cllr Joyce Jacca


1.1     Cllr Joyce Jacca opened the meeting, welcoming residents. She said that the Assemblies are for identifying priorities for the area and addressing them through consultation and working together.



2. Launching Evelyn200 Project

Trina Lynsky, Chair of DeptfordFolk


2.1      Trina explained that DeptfordFolk are a constituted park-user group who work with the community, the Council & their contractor for Deptford Park & Folkestone Gardens.


2.2    Evelyn ward is the ward with the worst air quality in Lewisham and it also has the lowest number of trees. Evelyn200 aims to address this.


2.3   During 2016-17 DeptfordFolk were awarded a grant from Deptford Challenge Trust to run a series of events/activities & consult with the local community on their priorities for improvements to the parks.


2.4    Evelyn ward is named after the 17th century diarist John Evelyn who lived at Sayes Court Estate. Part of this is where Sayes Court Park is today.


2.5    2018 mark the 200th Anniversary of the publishing of his diary. He wrote about many of the issues that we still talk about today such as trees, air pollution, biodiversity, urban planning & healthy eating.


2.6   DeptfordFolk is also a Chartered Branch for the Woodland Trust and on the 6th November we will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Charter for Trees, Woods & People by planting tree No 1 of the 200 in Deptford Park. This is an Acer Campestra ~ Evelyn.Concerns relating to perceived inaccuracies in relation to the information provided during the presentation on Section106 agreements. Concern was expressed that not all S.106 funding was spent in local communities. Specific questions included:


2.7    DeptfordFolk are working with a number of organisations such as Street Trees for Living & with Lewisham Council Teams. They have identified the available pits for street trees.


2.8    In addition the project will celebrate the trees that we have. For instance The John Evelyn Mulberry Tree has been shortlisted for Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year. If you have not voted please support this campaign as the winner gets £1,000 towards the upkeep of the tree.


2.9    Wickes have donated trees as they knocked down a street tree. Deptford Folk have worked with residents to identify where the new trees will go and 15residents have signed up to undertake the watering.


2.10  As part of the campaign, we will also be creating an orchard in Deptford Park.


Q.   Will you be able to work with the TRA’s?


A.   Yes we want to work with individuals and groups across the ward.


2.11  Residents can get involved in a number of ways from suggesting a spot to plant a tree, helping to plant trees, being involved in design by coming along to a meeting or by running an activity.


2.12  Cllr Jacca thanked Trina  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.


Welcome from the Chair


Launch of Evelyn 200


Feedback from Assembly Funded Projects


Launch of 2017~18 Assembly Fund


#LoveItLEWISHAM London Borough of Culture 2019 Bid


Community information