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Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 - Civic Suite. View directions

Contact: Lucy Formolli 

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Welcome from the Chair


Information about the Assembly Marketplace and voting event

We’re giving away up to £15,000 supporting great local projects

and ideas, but we want your help to choose our final projects.

Applicants will be on hand to tell you about the proposed projects,

and how they can benefit your community.


The groups attending to the market place are as follows. Each group had a stall and spoke to attendees about their projects to help them decide which projects to vote for. The assembly also provided each attendee with a funding pack that contained 250 words from each project with a basic breakdown of the budget to further assist the decision making process. This funding pack is attached to these notes.



Rushey Green Assembly Marketplace event and vote

On arrival, attendees will be given a voting card and an information pack about all the projects applying for funding. Use this time to talk to the organisers about their project to help you make your decisions on your preferred projects. Cast your vote for your preferred project under each priority heading. You can do this before and during the break.


The groups that applied for funding and attended the market place were as follows




The Rushey Green Festival 2015

Rushey Green Time Bank


Community Cohesion



Community Notice Board in Mountsfield Park

Friends of Mountsfield Park


Rushey Green Christmas Festivities 2015

Rushey Green Assembly


Children and Young People



Playgroup Project

Lewisham Irish Community Centre


Storytelling for Holbeach School

Lewisham Youth Theatre


Toy Library Saturday Opening

Lewisham Toy Library


Older People



50+ Walking Football Project

Dalmain Athletic 50+ Walking Football Club


Equipment & seating for bowls club

Ladywell Bowls Club


Seniors Making a Scene

Lewisham Elders Resource Centre


Wifi in the Saville Centre

Lewisham Pensioners Forum


Culture and the Arts



Catford Cinema

Catford Society


Rushey Green Cross Generation Actors

Lewisham Youth Theatre


Streetscape and environment



Rushey Green In Bloom

Catford Society / Lewisham Gardens


Trees not Tar Mounds

Greenscene / Local Rushey Green resident




Break - Cast your Votes and enter the prize draw

One lucky family will win a free family ticket to this years Pantomime courtesy of the Broadway Theatre. You can enter the draw before and during the break. The winner will be announced by Richard Blackwood at the Catford tree lighting event from 4.30pm


Attendees were given information on how to vote. Each person can vote for one project in each category and agree or disagree to fund the Rushey green  festival. All assembly attendees were able to make their votes by filling in the voting cards provided at the beginning of the meeting. The votes were counted by Assembly representatives and council officers during the table exercise



Show us your ward hotspots

To help the Rushey Green Assembly develop their action plan and put focus on the issues that matter to you in your ward – show us your ward hotspots.


What are the hotspots for things such as flytipping, litter and dog fouling or antisocial behaviour and crime? How about places in need of beautifying and developing?


We also want to know what’s GREAT about Rushey Green: the places you love, use and want to shout about. This is an interactive session so get ready to move around and get involved – light Christmas refreshments are provided to keep you going.


Show us your ward Hotspots
a very interactive session was held for the second half of the meeting. Attendees were encouraged to utilise the giant maps provided to show us where the hot sport issues were in the area. After a certain amount of time attendees moved on to a different table and so on until everyone had a chance to comment on each map topics.

The topics for the maps were as follows:

  1. Making Rushey Green a nicer place to live and visit – Where are the Fly-tipping / Dog Mess / General Litter hotspots
  2. Making Rushey Green Safer - Anti Social Behaviour and Crime / areas you feel nervous
  3. Useful facilities - Such as toilets for public use, seating etc. What is there / what is needed
  4. Businesses - The best shops and businesses in Rushey Green - what businesses would you like Catford to attract
  5. Developing the area - Areas that have potential to be beautified / or small areas that could be developed - how?
  6. Resources  - What are the great local clubs, community projects, voluntary groups, residents groups and any other things you love about Rushey Green


Table leads fed back to the room on the exercise about the kind of things written by attendees


Outcomes of this exercise

The write up from the outcome of this exercise are attached, as is a map that shows the resources, the nicer place to live results, useful facilities and resources. It was decided that currently developing the area and businesses would not be included on this map as they are more inspirational at the moment. And potentially be depicted on a separate map showing the needs and wants of the ward.


Note: This information will be followed up at future assembly meetings over the upcoming year, help to frame a new action plan,  be provided to the relevant bodies who can help make improvements and change – for example the Safer Neighbourhood Team – will receive the information attendees raised on anti social behaviour and crime fears in the ward and report back to the assembly on their plans to tackle theses..



Voting decision announcement


The outcome of the vote was announced to the room the successful applicants are as follows:

Rushey green Festival will be funded
Community Notice Board in Mountsfield Park

Play Group Project – Lewisham Irish Community Centre
Dalmain Athletic 50+ Walking Football project

Catford Cinema

Rushey Green in Bloom

Any funding under spend will be allocated under the Councillors Discretionary portion of the fund in consultation with the Coordinating group as representatives of the assembly  at a future meeting





A call for new coordinating group members to declare an interest was made

Councillor Walsh reminded people about Love Lewisham App and directed attendees to useful numbers and links on the back of their agenda/funding packs

Councillor Walsh reminded people that the Christmas event and tree lighting was happening directly after the meeting with Panto Stars Richard Blackwood and Nicole Faraday, St Laurence Church Choir and free Costa Coffee. Attendees were encouraged to join Lewisham cadets in the lobby and be escorted round to the festivities. All were wished a merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.



Catford Christmas Extravaganza

The Rushey Green Assembly, Barratt London and

L&Q are inviting you to attend the:

Catford Christmas tree lighting event


6 December 2014

Catford Broadway (opposite Costa Coffee)


Pantomime stars Richard Blackwood and Nicole Faraday will be joining our Lady Mayoress to get Christmas started in Catford. Stroll from the assembly to the Christmas tree and enjoy the lighting with the Lewisham Police Cadets, the St Laurence Church Choir and taster samples from Costa Coffee to keep you warm.


Rushey Green Hotspot Ward Map pdf icon PDF 641 KB

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