Leisure facilities in Lewisham (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
November 17, 2004
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I totally agree with you that there is a desperate need for a new school, and that is what Opposition councillors in Lewisham have been saying for years, and that is why Opposition councillors and Opposition parties opposed Labour's decision to close a school. It was only when they demolished a school that they realised, then, that there was shortage of places. I mean, what barmy thought-process they went through, I do not know.

Opposition councillors did get together and put forward alternative sites for a new school, which Labour have clearly failed to listen to. I would hope that your office and your intervention in this could actually bring a bit of common sense into this whole debate, because Lewisham Council have got themselves in absolute knots and are making utter fools of themselves at the moment.


Answer for Leisure facilities in Lewisham (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for Leisure facilities in Lewisham (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst we can all agree that, in retrospect, your position has been shown to be correct, that does not resolve the immediate dilemma Lewisham now faces. It needs a school, and because'