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Your Chance To Have Your Say 

Have your say on parks and open spaces in the borough Lewisham Council is creating a new parks and open spaces strategy to make sure the borough’s parks and open spaces meet the needs of its residents.

Assembly to be held on 18th September at Downham Health and Leisure Centre 

The next Downham Assembly is on Tuesday 18th September 2018 from 7pm – 9pm.

Sewing Surgery coming up on Saturday 4th August, 11 am - 1 pm where people can come along who need repairs done to their clothes. 

Also between 2 pm - 3.30 pm - we have a sewing workshop - the workshop will be teaching people how to learn basic stitches, sewing on a button etc.

Improve your English and maths and gain a nationally recognised qualification at Adult Learning Lewisham

Book a pre-course assessment now to secure your place for September.

Pre-Retirement Seminar

The Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum are convening a Pre-Retirement Seminar to encourage employees to prepare for retirement, be it planned or premature, with the support of employers, hence our reason for writing to you. 
Improve BAME Health in Lewisham
A BAME Community Conversation 29th March 2018
Civic Suite, Catford Road, SE6 4RU. 5.30pm – 8pm

NCVO has published The Road Ahead, its  annual guide to the trends and forces shaping the voluntary sector. Download the report here.

London Borough of Culture is a new initiative devised by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan as part of his plans to support the arts in London. The competition will see the capital’s 32 boroughs bid for more than £1m of funding to stage a programme of cultural events and initiatives.
​A group of local councillors and poverty experts have published a new report on poverty. Working together to tackle poverty in Lewisham outlines the findings of the Lewisham Poverty Commission. 
The Commission’s aims are to:

Lewisham LGBT+ Forum provides a space for LGBT people, friends and allies who live, work, socialise or study in Lewisham to come together, providing a space for community members to discuss and coordinate LGBT voices on issues that matter to Lewisham residents.

City hall has awarded £50,000 to Lewisham council to give Londoners the opportunity to borrow tablet computers from libraries for the first time.

The mayor of London’s 'Mi Wifi' scheme will pay for 70 tablet computers in Lewisham.

Different pasts, shared future is the theme of this year's Refugee Week, 19 - 25 June, and Lewisham refugee charities are planning a number of events to mark the celebration of the contribution of  refugees and create a better understanding between different communities.

Volunteers’ Week Lewisham went to market at Lewisham Shopping Centre this year, with a Festival of Giving in the central square of the mall between 1 and 4 June.

The credit union is back in New Cross, with a new base at New Cross Learning.

Lewisham Disability Coalition (LDC) and Greenwich Association of Disabled People (GAD) are in the early stages of considering how they can make sure the services they provide are protected and sustained through the years ahead, and help them achieve their shared vision of a society where disabled people can participate equally as full citizens.

Lewisham council's award-winning PLACE/Ladywell development providing temporary homes for homeless families is to be replicated in Deptford.

On 13 August 1977, the National Front (NF) attempted to march from New Cross to Catford, passing through multicultural Lewisham on the way.

Lewisham Council is looking for social entrepreneurs, community and cultural organisations to take on a short-term lease in Deptford.

They are looking for the right people to take on a three-year shop leasehold, which includes a basement space, at 28 Deptford High Street.