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Venue: Evelyn Community Centre

Contact: Katie Drew 

Items
No. Item

1.

Update on Deptford Timberyard (now Deptford Landings)

Minutes:

Summary of Meeting

 

 

 

1.    Welcome from Cllr Caroline Kalu

 

1.1.       Cllr Kalu welcomed everyone to the meeting, introduced Cllrs Lionel Openshaw and Silvana Kelleher and outlined some of the additional measures put in place for the meeting as a result of COVID-19

 

2.    Update on Deptford Timberyard (now Deptford Landings)

 

2.1.       This Agenda item was postponed as those presenting were unable to attend.

 

3.    Presentation on Neighbourhood CIL

 

3.1.       Cllr Kalu introduced James Lee, Director of Culture and Community Development who gave an overview of the process so far and presented feedback received from the on-line consultation, Commonplace. A copy of the presentation is appended to these meeting notes.

 

3.2.       James gave an overview of Neighbourhood CIL explaining what it is, an outline of the approach that Lewisham has adopted & examples of projects that have been undertaken in other boroughs.

 

3.3.       There is £574,474.89 available for Evelyn. James explained how Commonplace had been used to identify overarching priorities for further conversations about how both NCIL and remaining Section 106 funds should be spent. The priorities as identified on Commonplace were as follows:

 

·         Open/Green spaces and nature

·         Transport and streets

·         Community Safety

·         Air Quality

·         Community Facilities

 

Q – It was asked what percentage of the overall population of the ward had responded to the online consultation.

A – Numbers of respondents and an estimate of the total population for the ward were given.

 

Q – It was asked whether people who were not resident in the ward were able to respond to the consultation.

A – It was confirmed that the tool did allow for anyone to contribute as it was for people who also work or study in the ward.

 

Q – The point was strongly made that those who did not have access to ICT were excluded from participating in the consultation.

A – The same tool was used across the borough, and some organisations did make off-line forms available to residents.

 

Q - It was suggested that an additional priority could be around a stronger, fairer society/social inclusion.

 

Q – The question was raised as to why Pepys did not appear as a separate location.

A – James explained that the details on the slide show the top priorities and locations as identified by residents. Some of these, like the 2000 Community Action Centre, are in Pepys.

 

3.4.       There was a query regarding the figures in the table outlining access to Commonplace for the ward. These figures have subsequently been checked and the slide updated accordingly. 

 

3.5.       James outlined that going forward, we will be working in Evelyn to provide NCIL workshops, and working with Cyta Consulting to develop partnership building. There would be an open call for bids for projects under the agreed prioroties which would be launched in March. Residents would then be involved in selecting a preferred project in the round of Assemblies taking place in June & July.

 

3.6.       Cllr Kalu invited questions on the presentation.

 

Statements were made with the following themes:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL)

Minutes:

 

2.    Presentation on Neighbourhood CIL

 

2.1 Cllr Kalu introduced James Lee, Director of Culture and Community Development who gave an overview of the process so far and presented feedback received from the on-line consultation, Commonplace. A copy of the presentation is appended to these meeting notes.

 

2.2 James gave an overview of Neighbourhood CIL explaining what it is, an outline of the approach that Lewisham has adopted & examples of projects that have been undertaken in other boroughs.

 

1.1.       There is £574,474.89 available for Evelyn. James explained how Commonplace had been used to identify overarching priorities for further conversations about how both NCIL and remaining Section 106 funds should be spent. The priorities as identified on Commonplace were as follows:

 

·         Open/Green spaces and nature

·         Transport and streets

·         Community Safety

·         Air Quality

·         Community Facilities

 

Q – It was asked what percentage of the overall population of the ward had responded to the online consultation.

A – Numbers of respondents and an estimate of the total population for the ward were given.

 

Q – It was asked whether people who were not resident in the ward were able to respond to the consultation.

A – It was confirmed that the tool did allow for anyone to contribute as it was for people who also work or study in the ward.

 

Q – The point was strongly made that those who did not have access to ICT were excluded from participating in the consultation.

A – The same tool was used across the borough, and some organisations did make off-line forms available to residents.

 

Q - It was suggested that an additional priority could be around a stronger, fairer society/social inclusion.

 

Q – The question was raised as to why Pepys did not appear as a separate location.

A – James explained that the details on the slide show the top priorities and locations as identified by residents. Some of these, like the 2000 Community Action Centre, are in Pepys.

 

2.3 There was a query regarding the figures in the table outlining access to Commonplace for the ward. These figures have subsequently been checked and the slide updated accordingly. 

 

2.4 James outlined that going forward, we will be working in Evelyn to provide NCIL workshops, and working with Cyta Consulting to develop partnership building. There would be an open call for bids for projects under the agreed prioroties which would be launched in March. Residents would then be involved in selecting a preferred project in the round of Assemblies taking place in June & July.

 

2.5 Cllr Kalu invited questions on the presentation.

 

Statements were made with the following themes:

·         The priorities desmonstrated a disconnect with people living in poverty as they had no way of contributing to the consultation

·         The process should be paused to allow wider engagement

·         EveRest had pulled together community feedback on a master plan for the ward, and particularly for Pepys. They had spoken to many in the community to shape ideas

·         S106 money should be spent locally, in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

NCIL - Priorities confirmation

4.

Update on work to be undertaken by Cyta Consulting in Evelyn over the coming months

5.

Community Updates