Thursday 13 March 2014

Convoys Wharf; The Last Hearing monday 31 March at 4pm..Stand up for our community.

Convoys Wharf.. Mayor Boris gives last hope for Community interest…

Letter to local press;

A protest against Convoys Wharf led by Lewisham People Before Profit (LPBP) (pic courtesy LPBP)
A protest against Convoys Wharf led by Lewisham People Before Profit (LPBP) – Pic courtesy LPBP
After 12 long years in which Deptford residents have campaigned long and tirelessly to insure Convoys Wharf is a development the reflects our area’s Heritage, create Homes and Jobs for local people and a Green Enterprise Zone as proposed by People Before Profit the planning decision is almost at an end.
On Monday 31 March, at 4pm, Mayor Johnson will hear objections, amendments and residents concerns for the last time, following his taking away the decision-making from Lewisham’s Labour Council for alleged “incompetence” before rubber stamping whatever he and his advisors decide. Regardless of what community concerns are and ignoring his own Government, which promised to give local communities real power on planning issues.
Whilst Labour Lewisham have constantly put the interest of developers before the interests of the people they are elected to serve, and even ignored their own Council policy on affordable homes number and percentage. People Before Profit have never stopped battling for Deptford.
We are calling for a mass peaceful lobby of the GLA building as Ray Woolford will be speaking up for Deptford inside, People Before Profit will be joined by South London Peoples Assembly, London Radical Housing Network, Lambeth United, Greens, some GLA members and others. As you would expect with a People Before Profit lead event, it will be peaceful, colourful and fun. We are asking people to dress as pirates as we will be bringing giant waves and the… Good Ship Profit… and call on all Londoners to join us in Defending our Heritage, Demanding Local Jobs and truly affordable homes that local residents on the average wage of £28,000 per year can truly afford.
Mayor Johnson, may still surprise us, he may decide that the Land should be used to build a new Council estate and a Green Enterprise Zone by taking back the land by compulsory purchase order from the offshore developer for London and for Londoners, not for profiteers.
For the last time…Come, Be seen, and Be heard!
Ray Woolford, Barbara Raymond & Clive Baulch
Lewisham People Before Profit

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