Venue: Forest Hill School
Contact: Sarah Lang
Welcome from the Chair
1. Welcome from Cllr Alan Till, Chair of the Perry Vale Assembly
1.1 Cllr Till welcomed everyone to the assembly meeting and introduced Cllrs John Paschoud and Susan Wise.
Marketplace & voting for Assembly Fund projects 2015-16
The assembly opened with a market place where residents were able to talk to the projects that had bid for money as detailed below.
Residents were then asked to rank the projects with 1 being the project they most wanted to be funded (scoring 1 point) and 10 being the one they least wanted to be funded (scoring 10 points). Any unranked projects scored 10 points.
The votes were than added up and the project were ranked from lowest to highest scoring. Project were funded up to the value of £12, 500.
Results are detailed in section 5 below.
Safer Neighbourhoods Team Update
3. Safer Neighbourhoods Team Update
2.1 Richard Bailey introduced himself and explained that he is part of the Safer Neighbourhoods Team for Perry Vale.
2.2 Operation Bumblebee is back; with the change of seasons we are reminding people to lock your sheds as we are often called to break-ins where the perpetrators use your tools to get into your house.
2.3 The are leaflets and burglary packs which we can distribute and the team will also carry out home visits to give you advice on security. We can also recommend good quality crime prevention products and give you the web addresses of suppliers.
2.4 Most burglars opportunist and will take the easiest option available so please make sure that you lock your back doors as this is a common entry point.
2.5 We have a contact service so that you can sign up for newsletters updates and good news stories. To get these you will need to email us or ring us for a form to join this list. We will not share your details with anyone else.
020 8721 2480
2.6 We also have a Ward Panel which meets quarterly. The Borough Commander set the priorities and the role of the panel is to set the ward policies. Recently we have been working on a youth project with Rockbourne Youth Club, parking around schools and licencing issue with JK banqueting.
2.7 We run drop in surgeries once a month. These take place at St George’s Church, Vancouver Road. These are advertised on our webpage. Upcoming dates are:
Tuesday 13th October 12.00 - 1.00pm
Wednesday 11th November 12.00 - 1.00pm
Wednesday 9th December 12.00 - 1.00pm
Wednesday 13th January 12.00 - 1.00pm
2.8 We received funding last year from the Perry Vale Assembly Fund. This allowed us to purchase crime prevention items such as tin cans and candles that you can hide valuables in and safety alarms. Please let us know if you would like any of these.
Q. Can you help us as there is someone is keying cars on Colfe Road? We have set up a Facebook group to share information and try to catch this person.
A. We can patrol the area regularly and we have the powers to stop and search if we believe that there is intention to cause damage. Please do continue to monitor what is happening and you can phone 101 if there is anything to report to us. All the information helps us to build a case.
Let's Talk Rubbish, waste consultation
4. Let’s Talk Rubbish, Waste Consultation
3.1 Cllr Wise played the animated film which outlines the reasons why we are consulting together with an overview of the various cost saving options that are being considered. She then invited questions.
3.2 Cllr Wise set the context for the proposed changes in Lewisham. As a borough we need to reduce the amount of waste we create and make some changes to the way we collect some of the recyclable items in order to comply with new legislation.
3.3 One of the proposals is to separate paper. At the moment mixed recycling can cause contamination and result in recycled items being rejected at the processing plant. Separating paper would ensure that this does not occur and can bring in extra income.
3.4 One resident said that there used to be a composting service where you could get rid of garden waste locally. This was very good and should be brought back.
3.5 Another resident highlighted an issue with trade waste, which the councillors will report.
Girls' football project feedback
5. Dalmain Athletic Girls Football Project
Assembly Funded Project Update
4.1 Graham Curtis explain that Dalmain Athletic Girls Project had received
£ 2,000 from the previous year’s Assembly Fund. This was used to run a football tournament with the primary schools across the ward.
4.2 The club delivered sessions each of the four primary schools to get girls interested and involved in football.The project focused on making all participants feel comfortable, safe and to educate them on healthy living.
4.3 After the sessions were delivered all schools were invited to a tournament where everybody received a medal and some were awarded a trophy.
4.4 There were over 80 girls who took part in this project. Some of the girls continue to come to the club.
4.5 Graham thanked the Assembly for their support that made a big difference to the young people that had the opportunity to attend.
6. Community updates
Changes to electoral registration
6.1 Sarah Lang told the Assembly that each household should have received a letter detailing their entry on the electoral register. It is important that this is completed and returned to the council to ensure that they remain correctly registered.
6.2 Cllr Paschoud stated that last year forms were sent out to each household to fill in, but many did not return them. This has resulted in about 10% of people not being included on the register. It is important as the numbers on the register will be used when setting new electoral boundaries as part of the planned electoral reforms. This will result in less representation in parliament.
Q. We have received a letter but one of the people on it needs to be removed, what is the process for this?
A. The letter has space for you to remove people or add anyone extra.
6.3 Sarah added that, although you cannot vote until you are 18, you can register when you are 16.
If you have not received or have mislaid your letter
Electoral Services Lewisham Town Hall
Tel: 020 8314 6086
Or You can register to vote on line at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
for this you will need your address and your national insurance number.
There being no other business, the meeting closed at 8.55pm with no declarations of interest.
Results of the voting
7. Results of the voting
7.1 Sarah Lang announced the result of the votes from the market place.