Local Assemblies - the next generation

There is a fresh new batch of Local Assemblies coming up in the next few weeks and Lewisham Council want Generation Y to be there and what better way to re-engage with the kids than via a blog?

Assembly organiser Sarah Cooper explains:

"18-30 year olds were under-represented at the last round of Assemblies, so I am keen to ensure that their views, are reflected better next time around. As ever, we are keen to encourage as many people as possible to come, but younger people are a particular priority."

Here are the dates:

Brockley Assembly, Wednesday 24th September, 7pm - 9pm, Lewisham College, Lewisham Way

Telegraph Hill Assembly, Saturday 27th September, 1-3pm, Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road

Crofton Park Assembly, Monday 13th October, 7.30pm -9.30pm , St Hilda' s Church Hall, Courtrai Road

19 comments:

drakefell debaser said...

I hadn't heard of the 'Y' generation before. I remember the Generation 'X' which I fell into which seemed to be bandied about to sell clothes more than anything. What follows Generation 'Z' I wonder....A?

Brockley Nick said...

You forget generation n, which came in between. It was the Ricky Martin-inspired Latino renaissance. Lasted about three weeks.

Headhunter said...

18-30? That's me out, I'm too old...

tyrwhitt michael said...

What about Ladywell?
Covers a large part of brockley central territory

Brockley Nick said...

And when I get those details, I will post them!

tyrwhitt michael said...

Ladywell Assembly

8th October at Predergast School

Anonymous said...

What do you get if you fit in the age bracket? I'm 22, I'll come if there's free beer.

Anonymous said...

I fit in the age bracket, but I wonder what I could add to the meetings? I'm not looking for something to keep me off the streets, and I haven't got any signage-related issues to complain about - I'm genuinly interested here though, what does being part of an assembly offer me?

Anonymous said...

get off your arse, go along and find out. Me me me.

Mitch said...

Yes. Ask not what Brockley can do for you - ask what you can do for Brockley.

Anonymous said...

But that's just it - I don't know. I haven't anything to complain about!

Anonymous said...

These are the descendants of Margaret 'there's no such thing as society' Thatcher.

Anonymous said...

Do you get some misplaced sense of society by complaining about signage and sky dishes then?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, because that's all that's discussed here.

Amanda said...

***Tonight is the night for Brockley***

Crime is the main topic for tonight. They'll be some speakers involved in dealing with local crime and it'll be a Question Time style debate.
So all those people who didn't appreciate those "They want your pod" signs you can find out the rationale behind it.

Also they'll be some follow up on the work done at the previous assembly.

Plus the localities fund discussion on what to spend this year's £10k is going to kick at the assembly. There's great scope to achieve things if you can be persuasive and get people on board. The focus is on ways to improve Brockley. So for those that want to improve Brockley Road, tonight could prove very useful for you.


I think it is worth attending if you care about local issues in any way shape or form. At the very least it's a good forum to meet other like minded people.

And obviously you don't be born after 1978 to attend, (re headhunter's first comment) though it would be nice to a few more of these younglins.

Oh yeah and the refreshments are pretty damn nice too.

Brockley Nick said...

Amanda - thanks for updating us on this. I can't go tonight, but would you be willing to do a short report on how it goes for the site please? Please feel free to email me.

Amanda said...

Ok Nick, will do

Brockley Nick said...

Brilliant, thanks!

Anonymous said...

who supplys the food it looks costly?
more tax payer money....I guess

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