Replacement of all the street lamps in Crofton Park Ward is well under way. This is part of a four-year joint programme with Croydon Council to replace all the street lights in both boroughs. Residents had the opportunity to question the company who are doing this at the last Ward Assembly meeting in January but I have started to receive a stream of emails from local residents, once they receive their letters to inform them that work is about to start. There is information about the programme on the Council website but if you have any further concerns please email me and I will try to find the answers you need.
Cllr Jackie Addison has been re-elected as Chair of the Lewisham Community Police Consultative Group (LCPCG) with over 50 per cent of the vote. The LCPCG was established by Act of Parliament, along with similar groups in every London Borough, following the Scarman Report into the 1981 Brixton riots. The main purpose of these groups was to act as a conduit between the public and the police.
The LCPCG is grant funded by the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), who have reduced our funding more than half over the last four years. Boris Johnson decided to abolish the organisation in his recent election manifesto and replace it with a Safer Neighbourhood Board. This was supposed to go out to public consultation in March but as yet nothing has emerged.
For more information about the Lewisham Community Police Consultative Group click here.