Council meetings

Agenda item

Community information

7. Community updates


Changes to electoral registration


                     Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum


7.1    Tamsin Bacchus drew attendees attention to the list of festive lunches that are going on Christmas  Day & Boxing Day for older & isolated residents in the borough.


7.2    On 5th December Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign are holding a conference and discussion to inform the public of the current issues and potential ways forward.


7.3    As a result of the petition in the summer there has been clarification that the A&E service at Lewisham Hospital will remain and that community services will be offering


7.4    Please do take Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum directories for any older people that you know and also if you work for organisations and copies Positive Aging Council Newsletter.


Drakefell Road Action Group


7.5    Julian Sanchez introduced himself. He has started the Drakefell Road Action Group to make tings safer for pedestrians.


7.6    The Group has been contacted by other groups, streets and schools and they are working together to outline a broader way forward.


7.7    There will be a consultation with the community and an event.


7.8    Please contact Julian for more information or to become involved.


7.9    Julian expressed concern regarding the current CPZ consultation around Brockley station which does not include Drakefell Road as there could be a knock on effect of traffic displacement.


7.10Cllr Millbank stated that the councillors generally do not support CPZs in the area.


Besson Street Gardens


7.11Jill Mountford told the Assembly that they are holding a series of Health & Social Care training courses at Besson Street Garden over the next few months.


7.12These courses include Dementia Awareness, Diabetes Awareness & Stroke Awareness. These a day courses and cost £10.00 for people who are unemployed.


7.13More information is available at


The Real Suffragettes, The Red Suffragettes


7.14Jill Mountford is giving a talk at RHB Building, Goldsmiths University on  25th November at 6.30pm.


                     Momentum Meeting


7.157th December is the first full meeting since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party and is about Global Warming.




7.16Sarah told the Assembly about the Apprenticeships available at the Albany. These are advertised on the front page of the Lewisham website.




7.17Adult learning Lewisham are running a Craft Fair at Glass Mills Leisure Centre on Saturday 5th December. 


7.18Catford Theatre has Sing a-long-a Frozen at 2.00pm on Saturday 5th December. Flyers for both events are at the back.


                     Voter Registration 


7.19Sarah 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.


7.20Last 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.


7.21Sarah 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
Catford Road Se6 4ru

Tel:     020 8314 6086
020 8314 3131


Or        You can register to vote on line at

for this you will need your address and your national insurance number.