Community-led Conversation on Reducing Violence in Lewisham Saturday 26th October


Lewisham Unites for the Community: a conversation about reducing violence

If violence is worrying you and you live, work or play in Lewisham then you need to be at this event! No prior involvement is required to participate in this event so please come along and share your opinions. We the community need to talk openly about violence in order to address it effectively.

The event is being held on behalf of Lewisham Council and a group of active residents who want to make a difference to the levels of violence in Lewisham. It has been designed by residents to hear from ANYONE who lives, works or plays in Lewisham.

Those attending can expect to explore three key questions at this event:

1. What does the word VIOLENCE mean to you?

2. Why do you think we have violence in Lewisham?

3. What could we ‘as a community’ do to reduce violence?

The results of this conversation will be presented back to the Council and residents to:

  • inform the Council’s violence reduction strategy
  • mobilise passionate residents to make a positive contibution to the way in which violence is addressed in Lewisham

nb: the community organising this event have been trained and supported by MutualGain


Do I need to have experienced Violence to attend this event?

No! This event is open to everyone that cares about violence in Lewisham: they may have no experience of violence but worried about it; they may have experienced violence directly; or they may have committed violence on others and want to make a positive difference.

Is this event about knife crime?

Not exclusively although that is a form of violence that people might be worried about. Violence covers many behaviours which could include domestic violence, physical violence, emotional violence, threatening behaviours, exploitation of many kinds, and a variety of other forms. We are engaging with the people of Lewisham to learn more about how it plays out in the lives of those who live and work in Lewisham.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age to receive an incentive is 12 years

Any age can attend the event and participate but please note there are no creche facilities. Children are however very welcome and their views will be taken into account with all the data collection.

Date And Time
Saturday 26th October 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST
Bonus Pastor Catholic College
Winlaton Road
Winlanton Campus

Beckenham Hill train station is 15 minute walk

There is ample free parking on site

A number of local bus routes serve this venue from Lewisham. The bus stops at South End Village – The Pond.

The bus numbers 136 181 208 and 320 will take you from Lewisham

The bus numbers 54 from Beckenham

Get your tickets here

Organizer of Lewisham Unites for the Community: a conversation about reducing violence (a £10 gesture of goodwill will be given to the first 100 people register, attend and participate)
Organizer Twitter Profile @Mutual_Gain

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