Lewisham, Bromley and Lambeth top the payday loan borrowing league table

A study by the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) found that Lewisham was one of three boroughs that topped the payday loan borrowing league table in 2012. Introduction Research conducted for debt charity CCCS by the Financial Inclusion Centre at the beginning of 2012 identified London as the most over-indebted region in Great Britain, uncovering Continue Reading

Lewisham raised author Malorie Blackman named Britain’s Children’s Laureate

Lewisham raised author Malorie Blackman, OBE, was named Britain’s Children’s Laureate this week. A former scriptwriter for TV drama Byker Grove, she is the author of more than 60 books for children and teenagers, including Hacker, Cloud-Busting, Thief! and Pig-Heart Boy. Blackman, whose books tackle issues including racism and ethnic identity will use the role Continue Reading

Boundary reviews – effects on Catford and Lewisham

The Boundary Commission for England is an independent and impartial non-departmental public body which is responsible for reviewing Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England. They are tasked with periodically reviewing the boundaries of all the Parliamentary constituencies in England. They are currently conducting a review on the basis of new rules laid down by Parliament. These rules Continue Reading

New scheme offers free condoms

A new Condom Card  scheme will be launched at Lewisham People’s day on 9 July.  In a bid to to cut teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases young people under 25 will be able to pick up free condoms from community health clinics, schools, colleges, youth clubs and libraries. Early Intervention Lewisham announced in February Continue Reading