Please sign these three petitions now:
Please sign the online petition to Save Barnes Wallis Community Centre – is on Wild Goose Drive and is one of the community centres the Mayor wants to demolish or sell for the housing he could build at Besson St (see below). It’s a thriving centre in the middle of the Somerville Estate and it’s home to a nursery, ballet, Taekwondo, line dancing, choir, arts and crafts, a church and classes in English and maths. We've been told there will be a replacement in the basement of a block of flats, but no plans have been shown to anyone, and who wants to live above a youth club.
Please sign the online petition to Save Honor Oak Community Centre – on Turnham Road is also scheduled for demolition for housing. Honor Oak is a high density housing area – we don’t need more people here but we do need somewhere for all the community activites which go on: Taekwondo, Yoga, lessons on computing, babies and toddler groups, food bank and more and more. It is the only space around large enough for wedding receptions and funerals, for pantomime performances, badminton.
Edmund Waller Primary School – Lewisham Council wants to double Edmund Waller from 60 to 120 children in each year because there is a shortage of primary school places in Lewisham – but not in Telegraph Hill!
Lewisham’s proposals would make Edmund Waller larger than many local secondary schools with 840 children but leave it without enough playground space for them all to play at the same time. It will mean children from miles away will have to be driven or take a bus to school. Please ask Lewisham to ditch their proposals to expand Waller, and pledge instead to provide primary school places where they are needed. Petition link: Save Edmund Waller School