500Hands CitySafe Havens Lewisham Young Citizens




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Published on Dec 4, 2011

On Friday 2nd December 2011, on Crofton Park High Street, Lewisham over 800 people (of which 600 were school children from eight schools) came together to celebrate the CitySafe Haven campaign.

15 roads were closed, MP's, Mayors, Councillors, Police Chiefs, local churches, temples and Mosques, businesses, local residents and the police helicopter all came together as a community to declare "This is our community, these are our streets, these are our shops, this is a city safe haven, this is OUR city safe Haven".

The City Safe haven campaign is based on the principle of bottom up, community led change. On Friday 2nd December this community came together and positively claimed their community as theirs.

This event was conceived, organised and marshalled by school children from Year 7, 8 and 9 from Prendergast Ladywellfields College.

City Safe is a campaign organised by charitable alliance CITIZENS UK and LONDON CITIZENS. It grew out of the loss of twelve young lives in CITIZENS institutions across London and is dedicated to Jimmy Mizen. Launched at the O2 in 2009 in front of 2,500 young citizens it has established over 250 Safe Havens across the capital, including Lewisham Town Hall and City Hall.

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