Lewisham Council recently announced plans to locate a rehab centre on Shardeloes Road, which it deems a commercial centre due to the proximity of the small cluster of businesses (two of which are childcare centres) around Brockley Cross. The Brockley Cross Action Group has already declared its opposition to the proposal and now local resident Louisa has launched a petition against the plan, after she attended a recent consultation event. She writes:
I went along to the consultation last week, held in St Andrews Church in Brockley for the proposed Drug and Alcohol Treatment centre in Brockley Cross – bank building on Shardeloes Road. I was surprised by the small number of Brockley Residents – around 20 people. In the meeting we worked out that only one street had received the ‘official’ consultation document of the proposal, a survey that is totally biased. Here is the link http://lewisham-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/community_services/crsp/das
When asked, for example, what the local business shops and businesses thought of the proposal to the council a blank face was drawn by them. Majority of the prepared questions asked by the residents received either a ‘I don’t know’ answer or a blank face.
It seems to me the council are doing their very best to keep this low key, getting this signed off by the Mayor after the consultation ends on 18thNovember. Please see below what we can do to change that!
Lewisham Council’s Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) are holding a consultation event Wednesday 2 November between 10am – 12 noon, 1 – 3pm or 5 – 8pm at St Peter’s Church Wickham Road, Brockley. If you would like to attend any of this event please let them know on 020 8314 3263. Depending on demand further consultation sessions may be planned.