On 28-29 January Lewisham commemorated Holocaust Memorial weekend. On 28 January a multi-faith service took place at The Catford and Bromley Synagogue. With participants from various faith leaders across the borough and a moving drama performance from Bonus Pastor School. The theme this year was 'Speak Up, Speak Out' and people who have been brave enough to do this were remembered through readings such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Pastor Martin Niemoller, Peneltrium (from Poland), Janus Ckorezak. On Sunday 29 January, Lewisham primary schools, including St William of York school, gave a very moving performance in the Broadway Theatre which was attended by 500 people. They did not shy away from the difficult subject but managed to make it a spiritually uplifting experience. As Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Committee, I would urge to look out for these free events next year.
Cllrs Addison Morrison will continue to hold their regular surgery at Crofton Park Library SE4 2AG from 10 to 11am on the third Saturday of each month. However the Thursday evening surgery at the Ackroyd Centre has been cancelled due to lack of take up. Instead surgeries will now take place on the second Saturday of the month at the Try Tapas, Honor Oak Park SE23 1DZ from 12 noon to 1pm.
A street surgery is held each month in Crofton Park. The Ward’s Labour councillors aim to cover every street in the Ward between now and May 2014.