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Council August 2009

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New Train Secretly Axed Contact your

Crofton Park
A new train service via Crofton
Park has been secretly axed in a Focus Team:
deal between Tory Mayor Boris
Johnson and the Department for
Transport. The planned service
would have been four trains an
hour from Bellingham to Victoria,
via Crofton Park. Trains on the
route would have provided local
residents with a direct connection
to Victoria seven days a week.
Transport for London (TfL), which
implements the Mayor’s transport Tamora Langley
Lewisham, Deptford
policy, have taken money meant parliamentary
for the new service to help pay for spokesperson
another project instead. “Taking secret decisions in hidden away back rooms is 07717 852191
no way to run a railway,” says Tamora Langley
Local Lib Dem campaigner Tamora
Langley says, “TfL are supposed to
announce any change of plans for this new Lib Dem London Assembly member, Caroline
service publicly, but they seem to be trying Pidgeon, is working with local Lib Dems and
to pushing it through in secret, hoping campaigning at City Hall to save the service.
passengers won’t notice.” •Sign our petition at

Lib Dem Win On Swimming Pool

Lib Dems and local Tamora
campaigners are Langley said:
Cllr Chris Maines
Liberal Democrat
celebrating victory “Getting a new Mayoral candidate
in their long-running pool in Forest
07973 149846
campaign to get the Hill straight
Mayor of Lewisham away – within
to change his walking
mind and restore a distance for
•Email us at:
swimming pool to people from tamora@lewishamlibdems.
Forest Hill. Crofton Park
The Labour Mayor’s ward – is what
local people •Join our
recent consultation “This is a vindication of the years of campaigning Lib Dems group
had two unpopular have wanted “Tamora4Deptford”
and others in the community have put in,” said Chris Maines
options: either build for a long time,
a new cheap pool on an industrial estate and the money •Sign up for our
in Upper Sydenham, or put off the project has finally been found. The Lib Dems have email newsletter:
consistently said that this was possible – it cp-focus@lewishamlibdems.
because he claimed he couldn’t find the
money yet. just needed the will to make it happen.”

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Not Council Houses Any More?
New Garden Labour’s PFI scheme for

Waste Sites refurbishing the street (not

estate) council housing in
Crofton Park ward failed,
tenants their
homes would
Lewisham Council has launched a and so they propose get better
scheme for people to dispose of handing ownership to a – instead
their garden waste between 9am– housing association. After they’ve got
12noon at weekends during the worse,” said
talking to some resident Tamora
summer. Waste should be bagged representatives, London &
and taken to outside the Orange Quadrant Housing (L&Q) has
Café on Kitto Road near Telegraph been selected as the likely
Hill Park or the Laurence House new owner.
Car Park in Catford.
L&Q will publish an ‘offer Labour Council House Chaos
Lewisham Lib Dem leader, Cllr document’ soon, setting Improvements to council housing are under
Chris Maines, commented: “This out their plans. Tenants threat, after Labour ministers announced they
will be a helpful service for some will get to vote on whether will withdraw ‘Decent Homes’ money from failing
people, but will make only a they want their houses council Arms Length Management Organisations
small dent in Labour Lewisham’s transferred to L&Q. For more (ALMOs) like Lewisham Homes. The current
appalling recycling and information please get in Labour Lewisham Mayor promised residents in
composting record, which has put touch with us. 2006 that all homes would be improved by 2010.
our borough in the bottom 20 out He has let residents down as there are today three
of nearly 500 councils.” times more homes classed‘not-decent’ as there
were in 2006.

£30,000 - Oyster Promise Broken

for three Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has broken an election pledge to allow
Oyster Pay-As-You-Go users full use of their cards on National Rail by May
2009. He’s even failed to call the ‘emergency summit’ of train companies he
meetings promised.
• Meanwhile, in Lewisham, the
A Lewisham Deptford Labour But Johnson has managed to extend Conservatives are struggling to make
councillor, Edward Mark, has claimed Oyster for just 1 day of his fifteen- progress.
just under £30,000 while attending month reign – during the RMT’s
pointless strike in June. Caroline With just 3 councillors, the local
just 3 committee meetings. He
has also failed to show up to local Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat Tories regularly back the Labour
ward assembly meetings and advice London Assembly Transport Mayor instead of trying to hold him
surgeries. “If Cllr Mark is unable spokesperson, said: “If Oyster Pay As to account. They even choose to sit
to carry out his duties, he should You Go can cover most train services with Labour in the council chamber
resign,” says Chris Maines, leader of in London for 48hrs, why not every and supported Labour’s increase
Lewisham Council Lib Dems, “and day? Londoners have been given a in council tax by 2.5% this year – the
pay back the money local taxpayers glimpse of what should already be biggest rise in inner London.
have given him for duties he has not a reality each and every day of the In Lewisham it’s only the Lib
undertaken.” year.” Dems who can beat Labour!

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