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Community information

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- Date and agenda items for next meeting:

Tuesday 7 February 2017



  • Condolences and a one minute silence held in memory of Joan Francis.
  • Cllr McGeevor explained about the work Lewisham Council is doing around the support for children from refugee camps. They are fighting for more funding from the government to help with this. So far, 4 boys have been settled with their families in the borough.
  • Healthwatch- Magna Adu, Trustee of Healthwatch Bromley/ Lewisham explained that the organisation was developed from the Health and social Care Act 2012. It aims to work with local people, individuals, organisations, and families to help with social care issues Healthwatch Lewisham gives children, young people and adults in Lewisham a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within the borough. Recent work has been around access, i.e. lack of easy access to facilities and visiting schools. They aim to find out what the issues are around health and social care. They have also been working with Pharmacies.

They are looking for volunteers to increase more activity in Lewisham.

Further information and upcoming events can be found at your local GP or by visiting


Phone: 020 8315 1916

  • A local resident highlighted STPs- Sustainability and Transformation Plans and urged people to take an interest.

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. NHS organisations and local authorities in different parts of England have come together to develop ‘place-based plans’ for the future of health and care services in their area. Draft plans were produced by June 2016 and 'final' plans were submitted in October. These plans now need to go through a process of assessment, engagement and further development. But what do STPs really mean? And what will they mean for the NHS and for local populations?

Visit the following for more information:


There is also a link to updates and other local information from the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign:


  • Festival of Ideas for Change

Sunday 20 November 2016, 10am till 5pm

The Mural Hall, Prendergast Hilly Fields College, Adelaide Avenue, SE4 1LE

Brockley Society and St John’s Society are organising this FREE festival for everyone in the community. We aim to "Think Global … Act Local” and also believe that Without Participation, Democracy is Meaningless”.

Brockley has many interesting thinkers and activists and the festival will celebrate our community strength. 17 Speakers will give short talks followed by questions and contributions from the floor. Entrance is free, but contribute £5 if you can afford it as the event is self-funded. Affordable food will be available, or you can bring your own. Book your FREE ticket to reserve your place at


Closing remarks

                        - Join the Brockley Assembly Coordinating Group       

- Feedback forms

Cllr McGeevor highlighted the importance of completing the feedback forms and invited members to join the coordinating group which plans the assembly and discusses local issues and updates. If you would like to join contact for further information.



Cllr McGeevor thanked everyone for attending the assembly

The next assembly will be on: Tuesday 7 February 2017