Brockley Assembly, September 15th - help allocate cash to good causes

The next Brockley ward assembly will give attendees the chance to vote for the local projects which they think are most worthy of support. Ideas put forward include Christmas theatre trip for local families in need, improvements to Wickham / Manor Mews and additional tree planting across the ward.

Lisa Buckingham from Lewisham Council writes:

The next Brockley Assembly meeting will take place on Saturday 15 September between 1pm and 3pm at the Leander Community Centre, Ship Street, SE8.

You are welcome to attend assembly meeting if you live, work or learn in Brockley ward.
The meeting is your chance to vote for which projects in the local area you want to see funded.  You can find details of the projects that have applied here.

We hope to see you there!

Registration and refreshments from 12.45pm. If you need any further information please don't hesitate to contact Lisa Buckingham on 020 8314 3386 or by email at lisa.buckingham@lewisham.gov.uk

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems like more competition for funding this year.

Last year pretty much every project was funded (apart from a proposal for miniature farm in Alder/Lilac House).

However, this time around it looks like some may lose out.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully some more trees or greenery for Brockley Cross - it's a real concrete delight at the moment ...

Anonymous said...

There is an application for a mural, as well as a pretty big application for more trees in general across the ward

Anonymous said...

To make it easier here is a list of the projects:

Project A1 – Tyrwhitt Road Neighbourhood Beautification Programme – Tyrwhitt Road Neighbourhood Watch
This group have applied for £500 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

Project A2 – Christmas theatre trip for local families who have children under 5 years old – Brockley Parents Forum
This group have applied for £200 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

Project B1 – Hatcham Village Big Lunch 2013 – New Cross Learning
This group have applied for £1000 from the Brockley Assembly Fund


Project B2 – To purchase toys and play equipment for St John’s Baby and Toddler Group – St John’s Baby and Toddler Group
This group have applied for £1500 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

Project B3 – Garden Ambassadors Course: two one day pilot training courses for young people (8-12yrs) – Tanners Hill TRA Garden Committee
This group have applied for £680.05 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

Project C1 – Threadz: Girls-only fashion project raising the aspirations of young women in Brockley – Peabody
This group have applied for £5000 from the Brockley Assembly Fund


Project C2 - short sharp educational experience for three age groups of young people - Somali Education Development Centre
This group have applied for £2000 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

Project C3 - Continued improvements to Wickham/Manor Mews to create a useable and maintained space for the local community – Wickham Mews residents
This group have applied for £3000 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

Project C4 – Breakspears Mews Community Garden – Breakspears Mews Community Garden
This group have applied for £5000 from the Brockley Assembly Fund


Project C5 – Tree Planting programme in Brockley Ward – Brockley Society
This group have applied for £5000 from the Brockley Assembly Fund


Project C6 – A mural on the eastern wall of the railway arch over Brockley Road, near Brockley Cross - Brockley Cross Action Group
This group have applied for £4170.50 from the Brockley Assembly Fund


Project C7 – Youth football for activity and health - Junior Reds FC Titans
This group have applied for £2870 from the Brockley Assembly Fund

kolp said...

I'll bet there be competition for the money! I just hope the projects voted for aren't things the council should already be/are legally obliged to be funding via the council tax.

Anonymous said...

Reading some of the applications reminded me of that lovely word 'Chancer' for some reason. Nice to see that the public sector isn't too short of spare cash despite the so-called 'cuts'.

kolp said...

Just seen the looked through the list of proposed projects. Reminds of the wisdom of Captain Cash of NOTW fame. Help the needy not the Greedy!

Troll hunter said...

Yes anon, there have been cuts. Lots of cuts. There will still be spending where cuts have not been made, there will be money spent on making our area a nicer place to be. Let me know if you want a venn diagram or other visual aid. Almost every bit of spend could be compared to "number of nurses" for those who like simple black and white arguments devoid of any nuance. No wonder the Daily Mail is the biggest selling newspaper, for some people life is really shit and the country is going to the dogs. Cheer up.

Anonymous said...

Should the fashion project be applying here? And for 5k,?? Strange request considering lewisham council offer these courses. Maybe the departments need to talk to each other?!

Tim said...

I am encouraged by this list of "wants". It tells me there is plenty of room for austerity.

Anonymous said...

Re the fashion project - I used to work for a youth service, before such things were widely axed, and we used to offer similar things - 'holistic' short courses that weren't just about learning a specific skill but also offered guidance, counselling and continued support. So it's probably different to the fashion courses on offer at colleges (though don't know for definite...)

mikey said...

Its got to be TREES. That benefits everyone not just a FEW people - as with some of these applications.

Anonymous said...

+1 for the trees ... The high street looks good with the new trees, but it needs more around there and Brockley Cross to make the area greener ...

Brockley Michael said...

Yes to more trees, especially around Brockley Cross, the area of Brockley Road opposite the Barge and outside the Sorting Office (ideally large enough to mask that godawful bunker from view).

Southwark used to give out free trees to any residents who fancied them. One trundled along in one's car and picked up a plum tree or a pot of rosemary, say. I'm not aware of Lewisham running a similar scheme - anyone?

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