Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Evelyn Assembly 14 December

Those with an interest in/passion for matters of planning and regeneration will surely be interested in the upcoming Evelyn Assembly which is taking place next Wednesday 14th December.

Lewisham Council's head of planning, John Miller, will be talking about regeneration in Deptford, followed by a presentation by local campaigners Deptford is... offering an alternative vision for the Convoys Wharf redevelopment.

Considering the amount of redevelopment taking place in Deptford right now, I reckon Mr Miller could have his work cut out keeping within the timings of the event (7-8.30pm) although the programme does say that "he will provide a presentation which shows the various application schemes, environmental improvements and works in Deptford High Street. There will also be an opportunity to see the proposed plans for the Convoys Wharf development, including drawings of what the site might look like and information about timescales and planning permission processes.
There will be an opportunity to discuss the development during table discussions as well as a chance for questions and answers during the feedback session."

It looks like a good opportunity to find out exactly what's going on in the town centre and immediate surrounds, as well as a chance to ask any questions you might have. The alternative proposals for Convoys Wharf are currently gaining a great deal of momentum, so it is a good chance to find out what's being proposed.

And if none of that appeals, hell you might want to attend just for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of one of those elusive Evelyn Ward councillors...!

2000 Community Action Centre
199-201 Grove St

Wednesday 14 December 2011
7.00pm – 8.30pm

Registration from 6.30pm;
free refreshments


John Evelyn said...


campign to restore Sayes Court Gardens on the Convoys Wharf site

Anonymous said...

I went to this meeting. What a total blithering idiot is Cllr Sam Owolabi-Oluyole. Unfortunately this total incompetent man was chairing the meeting which was a total shambles. Not one thing he said or did contributed positively to the meeting in any way and, as chair, his love of the microphone was wasted since he is totally unintelligible. Perhaps he is a deep thinker – he is certainly long-winded (as if that were any proof of intellectual capacity) – but his presentation is lamentable. How this man became a councillor says a lot about the system.

Ward Assemblies should be attended by councillors but not chaired by them. We probably have the worst councillors in the borough, if not the entire UK. Deptford deserves better than this.

Anonymous said...

PS I forgot to say the presentation given at the end was most heartening and inspiring. I note it was supposed to happen at 7.30 but somehow got postponed by the poor chairing by Cllr Sam O-O. Everyone cheered with relief to hear something intelligible, but the speaker was cut short by Cllr Sam who'd managed to waste most of the meeting by conceding to Cllr Crada (another incompetent) who hijacked the agenda by insisting some loudmouths were allowed to speak from the floor before the first speaker had finished his presentation. Cllr Sam's incompetence being challenged by the equally incompetent Cllr Crada.

Evelyn councillors? Totally useless! What a racket. Ten grand a year for doing fuck all. No wonder no one takes part in this so called democracy.