This is the online home of Lewisham Labour Party’s Policy Consultation. We’re looking to collect and debate your ideas as we develop our manifesto for the local elections in 2014.
Whether you’re a local Labour Party member, a trade union member, a representative of a voluntary organisation or business, or none of the above, we want to hear from you about what matters to you most in Lewisham.
How do I share my ideas?
We’ve created this website for you to share your ideas with Lewisham Labour. Simply fill in one of the submission forms on the relevant page and have your say. Alternatively, you can leave a comment at the bottom of each page.
Every idea submitted will be read and responded to. Submissions to the Lewisham Together consultation should ideally be no more than 600 words. Popular ideas will be posted to the Get Involved page to encourage more debate.
All the ideas posted by 31 July 2013 will feed into the manifesto process and discussed in detail by local members. Submissions after that date will be read, but we cannot guarantee a response.
To make things easier, we’ve separated the Lewisham Together consultation into five policy themes:
Building the Homes Lewisham Needs – Including policy ares such as: housing, transport, regeneration, economic development, and physical infrastructure.
Lewisham Young People, Safe and Skilled – Including areas such as: youth Service, 14-19 year olds, school improvement, early intervention, children’s safeguarding, and Community Education Lewisham
A Fit and Healthy Lewisham – Includes policies on: the NHS, adult social care and public health
Building a Strong Community – Includes areas: community development, the voluntary sector and community safety
A Clean, Green Borough – Includes policies on refuse and cleansing, parks, libraries, sports, arts and leisure, regulatory services and parking.
These themes act as a guide only. If you have any ideas about any other policy area for which Lewisham Council has responsibility, please submit these in one of the forms found on any of the policy theme pages.
What Happens Next?
All of the ideas submitted to Lewisham Together will be collated over the summer and an outline manifesto will be prepared by Lewisham Labour Councillors and Candidates. Lewisham Labour Party members will be invited to discuss this at a Policy Consultation in the early Autumn.