Lewisham Pensioners’ Day, Tuesday 27th October

Session TimesProgramme of Events
10:30 am to 11:00 amLewisham Pensioners Forum Introduction to the Event, our conference rationale and programme for the next three days with Tracey Jarrett, LPF Manager, and the team of Facilitators. Introduction to Chairman and Trustees
11:00 am to 12:00 noonThe Local Authority response to the Pandemic and our Recovery Plan with Councillor Chris Best, LBL Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care
Followed by Open Discussion
12:00 noon to 1:00 pmBreak
1:00 pm to 1:30 pmRacial Inequalities / Institutional Racism with Bridgit A. Sam-Bailey, LPF Chairman
“In this session I will set out the effects of Racial Harassment on the recipients.”
2:00 pm to 3:00 pmLife After the Pandemic: The Challenges to Campaigning with Jan Shortt, General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention
The pandemic has shown the true state of human rights for older people. The NPC is the largest campaigning organisation for older people in the UK. Our work is for the benefit of today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners as what we gain or lose now, those in future retirement will also gain or lose. Through the months of lockdown, so many kind and generous souls gave their time, energy and consideration to helping those in need. However, the tragic loss of life and the inability of government to learn lessons from their mistakes, makes it important for the NPC to campaign even harder for the rights of older people. Life after COVID will mean we need to campaign differently. Our policies lead the way for our campaign strategies which we will share through this presentation.
www.npcuk.org info@npcuk.org
3:00 pm to 3:30 pmWho Writes your Notes? Personal testimony of issues with “Very Frail” appearing on an individual’s notes, not entered by their GP as received from Ivan Rowland, Forum Member
3:30 pm to 4:00 pmMigrant Charging in the NHS with Jane Keogh of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign
In this session Jane will give a short background on the SLHC, the different issues they campaign on and how the working group on NHS Migrant Health Charging came to be established.
There follows a very brief overview of the legal framework regarding NHS charging, the work undertaken on this issue by the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and the working group. www.savelewishamhospital.com
4:00 pm to 5:30 pmClosing Panel Session 1
Summary of sessions so far (highlighting key issues raised)
Lessons Learnt – What Next?
What will be the “New Normal”? Creating an Inclusive Future and Considering the Needs of All Older Adults
Voluntary Sector Groups and Workers are especially called upon to contribute to this discussion.
Join the Zoom session HERE, password below, and just try again if there’s an initial delay.

Click HERE to join in via Zoom at the specified time.
Meeting ID 816 0540 6082. Password 183 198
(If you encounter that revolving circle it might well be resolved if you just try again.)
To join via a landline call 020 3901 7895 or 020 3481 5240 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID 816 0540 6082, #, password 183 198.


This just in this, with a time frame through to 6th September when the consultation closes. Public consultation on the proposed charges. (I think it will take that long to understand what it’s actually about!)

Dear Sir/Madam

Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation Regulation 15 Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended)

The London Borough of Lewisham is consulting on a Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (‘PDCS’) for a 6 week period from the 26th July 2018 to the 6th September 2018.

The PDCS represents the first stage of public consultation on the proposed charges, which, if adopted, will replace the Council’s current charging schedule and apply borough wide. As well as inviting comments on the PDCS, views and responses are also invited on the relevant evidence base and supporting documents, which include a Viability Review Report, the Infrastructure Delivery Scheme (IDS) and Affordable Housing and Planning Obligations Report.

The documents are available online via the Council’s consultation portal or alternatively at the Main Reception, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, Catford and all Lewisham Libraries – full details of library locations and opening times are available at

Representations can be made by email to CIL@lewisham.gov.uk (with ‘CIL PDCS’ in the subject title), by post at the address above, or online via the Council’s consultation portal

Only representations made in writing (including electronically) which are received by 5pm Thursday 6th September 2018 will be considered.

Please note that all responses will be made available for public inspection.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me.

Yours sincerely
David Syme
Strategic Planning Manager
Resources and Regeneration Directorate

LBL – Highway Planning

LBL consultation on Highways Planning:

Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

Lewisham Council is looking at ways to make Lewisham’s streets healthier! We want to encourage more people to walk, cycle or take public transport, which will help improve air quality and safety, and reduce congestion. As a resident or someone who works or studies in the borough, we would like you to tell us where we can make improvements that will help to create streets that everyone enjoys using.

Follow and share the link below to access an interactive map, which will enable you to share your views with the Council’s transport policy team, and help make our streets healthier.

Your ideas will be used to help formulate the borough’s next Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan. You can find out more about this by clicking on the ‘learn more about the project’ tab on the consultation page.

Initial closing dates for comments is 13th August 2018.

Please note that this map is not monitored daily and is not intended for reporting reactive works or dangerous road conditions, please report these via the ‘report it’ tab on the councils main website or phone the main switch board.

Low Emission Vehicle Recharging Strategy

Improving local air quality by reducing emissions from road traffic is a priority for Lewisham. Providing an accessible network of electric vehicle charging points will play a vital role in facilitating the uptake of electric vehicles.

Lewisham has drafted its first Low Emissions Vehicle Strategy detailing how we intend to promote low emission vehicle use and implement the supporting infrastructure required to charge these vehicles. The overall vision for the strategy is:

To ensure that all of Lewisham’s residents, businesses and visitors are within 500m of a charging point by 2020, with a range of options available that remain fit for purpose and encourage further uptake of low emission vehicles.

The consultation runs until 13 August and is open to all:
Feedback to this consultation will enable the borough to ensure we are directing our time and resources in the right direction.