Deptford First



Community Chest Fund Launch & Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

On Thursday 5th September Deptford First will officially launch our brand-new Community Chest Fund at Deptford Town Hall.

Cuts to local government funding have taken a massive toll on our community, placing many people in financial hardship. Deptford First hopes to alleviate some of that hardship by working with our partner organisations to provide small grants to those who cannot access help elsewhere.

Join us to hear from our trustees, our partners and some of the people we have already helped. If that’s not enough to tempt you along, there will also be food and drink (as well as the obligatory raffle!) and a chance to network with other local organisations.

Please register via our Eventbrite page:

We are asking attendees for a small donation of £2 per person (or more if you would like) towards the Community Chest Fund.

We have tried to invite as many local organisations as possible, but please feel free to share this with your networks.

I hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Vicky Foxcroft

Chair of Deptford First & MP for Lewisham Deptford


When? Thursday 5th September 2019 at 17.30

Where? Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber, Goldsmiths, New Cross Road, London SE14 6NW


In August The Midi Music Company are launching REAL TALK, a series of FREE talks, consisting of guest speakers, local experts, and a musical performance by a Midi Music Company artist. Two hours prior to the talks there will be confidential drop-in 1:1 advice sessions for young people.

When? Wednesdays: 14th, 21st and 28th August 2019

What Time? 4 pm – 6 pm: Drop-in 1:1 sessions. 6 pm – 8 pm: REAL TALK

Where? The Midi Music Company, 77 Watson’s Street, Deptford SE8 4AU

Download the poster here.

Convoys Wharf Latest Developer Consultation Plot 15

The proposed plan is for 123 affordable homes situated between Decca Street and New King Street. Convoys Wharf latest developer consultation plot 15

Convoys Wharf – Make Sure You Get Your Voice Heard

Voice4Deptford have undertaken immense work to produce a summary of people’s comments on Plot 08 the first proposed apartment building on Convoys Wharf. They have made it easy for people to make objections to this first phase building which Hutchinson Whampoa the owners propose to have:

  • No social housing
  • A podium garden for residents only
  • Block the site line for the local community from Deptford High Street to the River.
  • Plot 22 (the jetty) is a proposed marketing suite – accessible by river for rich clients!

For more information on the background of the proposals, please visit:

How to object:

Engage with ongoing planning applications in Lewisham:

Voice4Deptford need people to complete comments for:

Sian Berry, GLA Housing Chair visits Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden & Reginald House

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