Voice 4 Deptford is open to anyone who lives or works in Deptford, commutes through it, socialises in our community groups or coffee shops, teaches our children, supports our families, cleans our streets. Voice 4 Deptford are people, living and working in Deptford.
We are a core group of about thirty people. We each heard about the plans for Convoys Wharf and were shocked at the absence of social rented and lack of truly affordable housing in them. We decided to study the plans more closely and realised that the needs of children and young people were being pushed aside, green and public spaces were being squeezed and that a legal agreement promised to set up a cultural group to help make the site more ‘Deptford friendly’ was being ignored.
We think Deptford deserves better than a huge development of luxury apartment blocks, concrete walkways without benches, loos, swings, a few trees in place of parks and an ‘anywhere in the world’ design which cuts out the needs of local people.
We are working with many organisations, institutions and groups to help achieve our aims. We are not exclusive, we build bridges wherever, and whenever, we can. We are people volunteering their time – we have no paid staff, no budget and no financial support.
Voice 4 Deptford c/o Pepys Community Forum 1 Creek Road Deptford, SE8 3BT London Greater London United Kingdom