TfL consultation on the Bakerloo Line extension – results available

Posted By: GC March 29th, 2015

TfL has published the results of its recent consultation about the proposed southern extension of the Bakerloo Line via Lewisham. The full results are available here. According to Brockley Central, it found that: – The vast majority of South East Londoners want it to happen (96% of respondents) – There is an overwhelming consensus that [...]

Dartmouth Road to be spruced up

Posted By: GC March 19th, 2015

£600,000 of funding has been provided by Transport for London for the improvement of the ‘public realm environment’ on Dartmouth Road between Forest Hill station and the pools. The money is being provided under TfL’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP) process. This funding – £300,000 for each of 2015-16 and 2016-17 – will be used to [...]

Alex Feakes re-selected to fight for Lewisham West and Penge

Posted By: GC March 19th, 2015

Lewisham Liberal Democrats have selected Forest Hill campaigner Alex Feakes to stand for the party in the Lewisham West and Penge parliamentary constituency (which includes Forest Hill) at May’s general election. Alex has a strong record of campaigning locally. He was at the forefront of the successful campaign to get Forest Hill pools rebuilt, and [...]

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Disappointment at council failure to take opportunity to tackle school places shortage

Posted By: GC March 19th, 2015

Lewisham Council intend to use Hamilton Lodge on Honor Oak Road as a homeless hostel. The council confirmed to us that they have purchased the property, which was previously a care home, and are currently going through the planning process to change the building’s use. They are initially proposing to use it as a hostel [...]

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Local Lib Dems welcome the reduction in metal thefts

Posted By: campaignadmin March 18th, 2015

Local Lib Dems have welcomed the news that scrap metal thefts have fallen by a third in the past year – combatting unscrupulous thieves targeting churches, desecrating war memorials and causing disruption by stealing electric cables and metal from railway lines. Latest figures show there were 40,680 metals thefts in England and Wales in 2013/14 [...]


Proposed development of the Leegate Centre

Posted By: campaignadmin March 18th, 2015

Local residents have contacted Julia Fletcher to express their concerns about St Modwen’s proposal for redevelopment of the Leegate Centre.  St Modwen Properties owns the site. The planned development includes a large Asda store in the centre and blocks of flats fronting onto the streets.   Local people have told Julia they would rather have a [...]


Improving the junction of Brownhill Road and Torridon Road

Posted By: campaignadmin March 18th, 2015

In view of a number of accidents on Brownhill road, in particular the death of a 13 year-old schoolgirl last year, Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee came to see the situation for herself recently.  Julia Fletcher, Lib Dem PPC for Lewisham East constituency, and Caroline met with a local [...]

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Campaigning for better support for mental health services

Posted By: campaignadmin December 7th, 2014

Local Lewisham Liberal Democrats were out in Blackheath and Forest Hill yesterday to highlight our campaign for better support for mental health services and for these to have parity with the treatment of physical health within the NHS. One in four of us experience mental health problems at some point in our lives – but [...]


Lewisham Lib Dems speak up for small businesses at Glasgow conference

Posted By: GC October 14th, 2014

Local Liberal Democrat members Tom Lawrence from Telegraph Hill and Julia Fletcher from Catford (prospective parliamentary candidate for Lewisham East), spoke out at the party’s conference in Glasgow to promote peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding as a way to support small business growth. Lewisham Liberal Democrats put forward an amendment to a conference motion backing small [...]


Julia Fletcher welcomes introduction of free school meals

Posted By: campaignadmin September 4th, 2014

Julia Fletcher, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham East, has welcomed the introduction of free school meals for all 4 to 7 year-olds.  She said: “It’s fantastic news that, as the new term begins this week, from day one hundreds of children in Lewisham will benefit from free school meals.  What’s more, school meals [...]