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No. Item

1.

Minutes Of Meeting Held On 18th December 2019 pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: The minutes of the last meeting were agreed as a true record.

2.

Declarations Of Interest pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Theme 1: Openness & Transparency pdf icon PDF 180 KB

A) Exploring Options For The Development Of A Council-Wide Open Data Approach (Recommendation #5)

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Decision:

3A. Exploring Options For The Development Of A Council-Wide Open Data Approach (Recommendation #5)

 

RESOLVED: Members of the LDWG agreed the following recommendations:

 

1.    Create a single contextual data webpage (hosted on the Lewisham Council website) which provides links to all the different data sources outlined in the report (Lewisham Data Observatory, Nomis, GLA Datastore and the Lewisham Council’s JSNA site).

2.    Further promote the Lewisham Data Observatory as the primary source of contextual information about the borough for residents, councillors and officers alike, including on the site outlined above, but also on the Council’s intranet.

3.    Merge Lewisham Council’s JSNA site with the Lewisham Data Observatory to avoid duplication and site proliferation. This is an approach that other authorities have taken and will make it easier for users to access JSNA information and also reduce the number of locations where data is held.

4.    Ensure that learning from the report is considered in the development of Lewisham Council’s Digital Strategy and that the procurement of an open data platform such as DataPress (longer-term Indicative Option 3) also be explored as part of this development.

5.    Develop a Council-wide data storage policy to ensure existing data is retained (where appropriate) for future use.

4.

Theme 2: Public Involvement In Decisions pdf icon PDF 182 KB

A) Redesigning The Council’s Approach To Engagement – Seldom-Heard Groups & Individuals (Recommendation #31)

B) Developing A Civic Crowdfunding Model For Lewisham (Recommendation #39)

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Decision:

4A. Redesigning The Council’s Approach To Engagement – Seldom-Heard Groups & Individuals (Recommendation #31)

 

Members of the LDWG were advised that this report had been deferred until the next meeting in order to ensure that all work currently underway to develop a coordinated approach to improving the Council’s approach to engagement was captured.

 

4B. Developing A Civic Crowdfunding Model For Lewisham (Recommendation #39)

 

RESOLVED: Members of the LDWG agreed the following recommendations:

 

1.    Crowdfund London should be actively promoted annually and signposted through the Community Development team, Lewisham Local and the council’s How to get funding for your project website page.

2.    Case studies of projects successfully funded through Lewisham Hive and Crowdfund Lewisham (e.g. 999 Club and Ignition Brewery) should be profiled through the Lewisham Life e-newsletter and the ‘Good News Blog’ on Lewisham Local.

3.    Community Enterprise officers within the council should continue to provide email and telephone support that encourages local groups to consider civic crowdfunding models as a source of funding for their business ideas. This should also assist them in developing and more importantly promoting their civic crowdfunding projects. Existing ‘toolkits’ and user guides should be shared as widely as possible.

4.    Community Enterprise officers should routinely scan civic crowdfunding platforms (Lewisham Hive, Crowdfund Lewisham etc.) to identify which projects are being initiated and whether any best practice advice might assist them in achieving their funding targets. This could also identify whether any match-funding opportunities exist.

5.    The Council, in partnership with Rushey Green Time Bank, should consider an annual civic crowdfunding event for the voluntary and community sector. This could provide an overview of how the various models work, best practice advice on how to set up a project, and signposting to support tools and training. This event could also be scheduled to align with the Crowdfund London timeline which could be promoted at the event.

5.

Theme 3: Effective Decision-Making pdf icon PDF 182 KB

A) Update On The Delivery Of Planning Recommendations (#25 to #30)

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Decision:

5A. Evaluating The Potential Options For Planning (Recommendations #25-30)

 

RESOLVED: Members of the LDWG noted the work undertaken to date, potential options and next steps.

6.

LDWG Programme Update Report pdf icon PDF 375 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED: Members of the LDWG noted the work undertaken to date and proposed next steps. They also noted the updated Programme Plan and the suggested approach for programme closure and legacy planning.