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Top brass face quiz over homes cash crisis

10 September 2009

Council top brass are facing questions over the uncertain future of home refurbs and apprenticeships when they return from their summer break.

Lewisham Greens Welcome Climate Campers!

26 August 2009

Lewisham's Green Party councillors have welcomed news that the 2009 Climate Camp has chosen Blackheath, the borough's famous green space, as its temporary home.

Lewisham now toughest in London for jobseekers - official

17 August 2009

Greens call for urgent and dramatic council boost to skills and jobs

Green Party meter loans spark copycats from Devon to Oz

13 August 2009

A Green Party idea for lending energy-monitoring ‘smart meters’ through Lewisham’s libraries has proven a hit with library users – and spread across the globe

Bid to end bookies blight gathers momentum

03 August 2009

A bid by fed-up residents and councillors to win back local control of gambling laws has passed a major hurdle. A panel of Lewisham citizens gave the idea the thumbs up on Thursday last week and is passing the brainwave up to government. Now campaigners hope the government will implement the proposal, which would change the law to restore local people's power over betting shop applications.

School plans 'rob parents of power'

29 July 2009

Green Party councillors have formally objected to two "anti-democratic" plans for local schools, and called instead for an elite private school to opt into the state sector.

Green leader takes turbine fight to government

23 July 2009

Darren Johnson, leader of Lewisham's Green Party councillors, spoke in favour of wind turbine workers at an emergency demo outside a government department on 22 July.

‘Safe list’ of libraries prompts warning from Greens

09 July 2009

A mayoral review of Lewisham’s libraries service has named those safe from closure, prompting Greens to warn that shutting others should be “the last of last resorts”.

Community bids for powers to end bookies blight

29 June 2009

Fed-up residents have joined councillors in launching a bid to win back local control of gambling laws.

Residents join councillors in fight to change strip club laws

29 June 2009

A ‘rainbow coalition’ of councillors from three parties have joined forces with campaigning residents in demanding a change in the law on lap dancing clubs. The move follows anger over the granting of a licence to local bar the White Hart in New Cross Road despite huge opposition from residents.

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