Vicky Foxcroft MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

In Lewisham Deptford

Last week I spoke at a National Fair Funding for All Schools event at Edmund Waller Primary School in my Lewisham Deptford constituency. It was a public forum for parents, teachers, governors and councillors, organised to raise awareness about the proposed cuts to schools’ budgets.

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Photo courtesy of Inez Murphy.

Fair Funding for Schools - My South London Press column

Last week I spoke at a National Fair Funding for All Schools event at Edmund Waller Primary School in my Lewisham Deptford constituency. It was a public forum for parents, teachers, governors... Read more

On Saturday I visited St Mary the Virgin church on Lewisham High Street for the official launch of the church's therapeutic garden. The aim of the project, set up jointly by St Mary's and Lewisham’s Integrated Psychological Therapies Team, is to foster mental well-being through gardening. It also has the added advantage of transforming an area of green space which has been somewhat neglected in recent times.

BBC Gardener's World presenter Flo Headlam was there to dig the first turf and we were joined by Father Steve Hall (Vicar of St Mary's), Councillor Stella Jeffrey and Carmine De Rosa from South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust, as well as the project's team of dedicated volunteers.

This a fantastic idea and I hope that many people will use the garden as a calm space for reflection and contemplation, as well as giving something back to the community by helping to maintain it.

More details are available on the St Mary's website: http://www.lewishamparish.com/garden.html

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Visit to St Mary's Therapeutic Garden

On Saturday I visited St Mary the Virgin church on Lewisham High Street for the official launch of the church's therapeutic garden. The aim of the project, set up jointly...

Next Thursday I will be speaking at a public campaign meeting in light of proposed funding cuts to schools across Lewisham. It is open to all parents, teachers and residents concerned by the impact of the Government’s planned cuts to local schools.

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Lewisham Fair Funding for All Schools campaign

Public Meeting Invite - Fair Funding for All Schools

Next Thursday I will be speaking at a public campaign meeting in light of proposed funding cuts to schools across Lewisham. It is open to all parents, teachers and residents... Read more

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Royal Mail’s popular Christmas Stamp Competition is returning for 2017. The competition gives primary school and home-schooled children the chance to design some of the official Christmas stamps for this year. 

Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Competition 2017

Royal Mail’s popular Christmas Stamp Competition is returning for 2017. The competition gives primary school and home-schooled children the chance to design some of the official Christmas stamps for this... Read more

Plans to close and franchise 37 Crown Post Offices across the country have been announced by the Post Office LTD. One of the Post Offices listed for closure is New Cross Gate. 

I’ve met with local union representatives and also with local councillors about the closure, offering support to the campaign to keep the Post Office open. 

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New Cross Gate Post Office Must Be Saved

Plans to close and franchise 37 Crown Post Offices across the country have been announced by the Post Office LTD. One of the Post Offices listed for closure is New Cross... Read more

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