Annual General Meetings (AGM’s)

Notice of DNA AGM Saturday 10th July 2021 2.45 – 4.30pm

Dear DNA members and Neighbours,

We plan to hold this year’s AGM outside under tent cover in Longshore Garden so we can increase the capacity of people who can attend in these covid times. We are currently waiting for Lewisham Council approval for this and will confirm asap.

Longshore Gardens

We will ask people to wear face masks where possible.

Refreshments will be provided in the form of bottled water, fruit and some cake (unfortunately we do not have access to the Pepys Resource Centre kitchen on this day) however, the toilets in the Resource Centre will be open for our use throughout the meeting.

The agenda will be sent out shortly and the meeting papers will be distributed at the meeting to those attending,  and then sent to all members following the AGM.  We will put these up on our website as soon as practically possible following the AGM.

To help us plan for refreshments, and seating arrangements please can you let us know if you can attend by the 30th June 2021.

We look forward to having a face to face meeting again with our members and supporters.

With best wishes,

Joyce Jacca

DNA Chair 

Andrea Carey Fuller

DNA Coordinator

Deptford Neighbourhood Action AGM 2020

When? Monday 17th February 2020

What Time? 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Where? Pepys Resource Centre, Strand, London SE8 3BA

Download agenda here.

Download DNA Chair Secretary Report 2020 here.

Download Treasurers Report here.

Deptford Neighbourhood Action AGM 2018

Saturday 17th November 2018

Outcomes of the DNA AGM 2018

  • Nominations for Committee posts: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Media Officer, Secretary/Co-ordinator, Working Group representatives.
  • The Newly Elected DNA Steering Group are:
    Chair: Joyce Jacca
    Vice-Chair: Richard Katona (& Heritage lead)
    Secretary/Coordinator: Andrea Carey Fuller ( & joint local economy lead)
    Treasurer: Luciana Duailibe
    Media Officer/Communications interim: Vanessa Celosse ( & Joint Green  Infrastructure lead)
  • Steering Group members:
    Roo Angell: Green & Open Spaces
    Andrea Hughes: Health & well-being lead
    Andy Belfield: Housing Group Lead
    Gary Williams: Green & Open Spaces & Local Economy group
    Syreeta Jacca: Steering Commiittee general member
    Dr. Mireille Tchapi: Research fellow- Sustainable Urbanism, University of Westminster
    Malcolm Cadman: Co-opted DNA Advisor & Local Economy lead
    Marion Briggs: Co-opted DNA Advisor from the Alliance for Childhood – Children & Young People’s issues

We are looking forward to the production of our final draft plan by the end of January 2019 and will be in touch as soon as we have set up our next public meeting which is being planned for late January 2019.

We would also like to bring to your attention two surveys which we think will be of interest to you:


Kind regards,


Our AGM is scheduled for Saturday 17 November 2018 2-4pm at the  Pepys Resource Centre, Deptford Strand – a lovely setting right next to the Thames, and Richard Lee from Just Space will be chairing this year’s AGM.

We strongly encourage anyone with an interest to put themselves forward for a role on the Steering Group and would welcome more volunteers to work in one of the 5 topic areas of the Neighbourhood Plan:

1. Housing;
2. Heritage & local identity;
3. Green & Open Spaces;
4. Deptford’s Economy;
5. Health & well-being

We also need more volunteers to help out at events, communications/social media and to help us take the roadshow out to community groups and tenant resident groups in the DNA area.

Please find a nomination here

Please follow this link to become a member

This year progress has been slower than we anticipated as there has been a 6 month hold up by the Department of Communities and Local Government in sending out the new funding which will provide funding for a consultant to help us with the final draft work before we are able to go out to consultation. A permanent display of the DNA policy themes and ideas is available at the Pepys Resource Centre and we have been trying to get the Council to help us acquire an empty shop in or closer to Deptford High Street for over the past 18 months. We are integral in bringing 28 Deptford High Street back into use and had hoped to have access to using this space as a consultation drop in but unfortunately this didn’t happen.

We would like to highlight to you the enormous amount of work that Voice4Deptford have carried out on gathering local views in order to set out the objections to the first proposed plots on Convoys Wharf.

Voice4Deptford have made it easy for people to object by clicking a variety of buttons relating to different aspects which form an objection letter for you to which you just need to add your personal details and then submit.

We are encouraging people to do this as Convoys forms the largest development in the Deptford Neighbourhood Area – some 3,500 homes which will be built over the next 15-20 years!

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Warm wishes to everyone,

Andrea Hughes Chair
Heather Gilmore Vice Chair
Andrea Carey Fuller Co-ordinator
Luciana Duailibe Treasurer
Joyce Jacca – Steering Group member
Andy Belfield – Working Group Lead Housing
Richard Katona – Working Group Lead for Heritage
Roo Angell – Working Group Co-Lead for Green & Open Spaces
Vanessa Celosse – Working Group Co-Lead for Green & Open Spaces and (interim) Media & Communications
Andrea Carey Fuller & Malcolm Cadman – Working Group Lead for Local Economy
Andrea Hughes – Working Group Lead for Health & Well-being

Minutes from Deptford Neighbourhood Action AGM 2017

Friday 17th November 2017

The minutes of this meeting were approved at the 2018 AGM. Download Minutes here.

Links to other Neighbourhood Plans which might be of interest so you can see how much DNA still have to do to get to Regulation 14 on the Neighbourhood Plan roadmap:

How to create a Neighbourhood Plan: Your step by step roadmap guide

Contains links to key documents. Download here.

Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum version June 2016. Download here.

Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum

The Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan) was submitted by Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum (the Forum) to Westminster City Council (Westminster) on 22 November 2017 for consultation. Dowload here.

Deptford Neighbourhood Action AGM Meeting Papers

Saturday 14th October 2017
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Deptford Lounge, Giffin Square, SE8

Download Agenda here.

Download Treasurer’s Report here.

Download Chair & Secretary’s Report here.

Deptford Neighbourhood Action Inaugural General Meeting Papers

Saturday 10th September 2016
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Deptford Lounge, Giffin Square, SE8

Download Agenda here.

Download Additional Papers here.

Download Chair Report here.

Download Notes from the Deptford Take Back Day Debate here.