Emailing And Meeting Our MP / “We Want The Final Say” In Penge / Social Media

Please email Ellie Reeves, MP ahead of our meeting with her next Thursday.

Following tweeting her backing for a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit, we have a meeting arranged with Ellie Reeves, MP, next Thursday.  For us the point of the meeting is to show her just how right she was to do so, and that this is something on which her constituents are prepared to organise like on nothing else. The message won’t just be for her, but for her colleagues in Parliament. We want her to be saying to them that this is what can happen – effective grass roots campaigns will be popping up in their constituencies too, and that the next People’s Vote March, Saturday October 20th, is going to be huge.

To help us, can you either email her to congratulate her on coming out in support of a People’s Vote, or let us know you have already done so.   We have set up an option on the form where you can always update your preferences where you can say  either that you have already congratulated her, or just that you’ve not yet got round to it.

Click this link to get started, but add your own reasons, and details confirming that you are a constituent.  If you’re on Twitter, just reply to Ellie here, and include our twitter handle as well – @pengewest.

“We Want the Final Say”, this Saturday am, Penge

We’re focusing on the People’s Vote campaign, but there are many other anti-Berxit campaign groups, nationally and locally.  One of the most dynamic is “We want the Final Say”, jointly organised by ‘Best for Britain” and Hope not Hate.  They are meeting this coming Saturday, 10.30 to 12.30 at the Goldsmiths Arms, Penge.  We’ll be there.
Follow this link to let them know you’ll be there too

Getting Ready for the March, Saturday October 20th.

Thinking about the upcoming People’s Vote March, we’re also asking if you will be going, and the station you would most likely be going from to go on the march, so that you can meet up with other people going along.  Use this same update your preferences link for these.  For more on the March, visit the main national site

Twitter, Facebook and more …

We would like to follow you, like and share your social media posting on Brexit.  Can you help us by  updating your preferences with your Twitter account if you have one, and let us know if you would like to join our Facebook group.  Are there other social media you use to share your views on Brexit?


Sydenham This Saturday, The Place To Be!

Sydenham this Saturday, the place to be!

Quick reminder that we’ll be have a Day of Action tomorrow in Sydenham – outside the Sydenham Centre, 44 Sydenham Road, 10.30 to 14.30.

If you want share it on social media, here it is as a Facebook event

and here is the page for it on the People’s Vote campaign

The main idea is to get more people signing up to the petition for a People’s Vote

We, the undersigned, demand a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal.

but also about building up a local network of campaigners. As people already signed up, it would still be great to see you, and if you can put on a People’s Vote tee shirt to help on the day (the running gear is optional)

then there’ll be a tab at the On The Hoof cafe over the road for a coffee, or tea.

It will also be a good opportunity to put faces to names, and talk about possible actions in other part of Lewisham West and Penge

If you don’t know Sydenham, well, there are some decent shops here, and the newly reopened Greyhound is well worth a visit


About Us – A Grassroots Campaign For Europe In Lewisham West And Penge

One Saturday morning in Penge

For me, the turning point was wearing my standard “Vote Remain, June 23rd” tee shirt for the Crystal Palace Parkrun, Saturday August 25th.  Always a good conversation starter, but this time it was Calix, asking me if I too thought the tide was turning.  Of course, and I invited him to come down to the Day of Action organised later in Penge High Street

Thanks to Dave for this film, and the spontaneous support from Pengista Drummers!
That was organised by Bromley and Europe United for Europe, a grouping of other grassroots groups in the two boroughs.  Afterwards we decided there was a role for a group focusing on the constituency of Lewisham West and Penge, linking not just the national organisations campaigning against Brexit, but also local groups across the spectrum.

Calix is a member of the Labour Party, but I’m not a member of any party. Here we want to get across the simple message that Brexit is a bad idea, but it’s not too late to do something about it. The more clearly that message comes from the grassroots – the sorts of people politicians don’t normally expect to see putting their names to open letters, handing out leaflets, or helping on street stalls, the more courage they will have to do something about it.

We now have this growing mailing list, experienced volunteers thinking about how we use Twitter, and a basic web site here

Lewisham West and Penge in Europe

Soon after sending our open letter to Ellie Reeves, MP, she came out with a clear backing for a People’s Vote.  Before long we’ll be emailing you soon asking for support in another People’s Vote Day of Action, this time in Sydenham, Saturday September 29th.

We’ll try send you some more about us later, and post it on line, but the best way to learn about a grassroots group is to meet face to face, so hoping to see you this coming Saturday!

Ellie Reeves Backs The People’s Vote

A big thank you to those who signed our letter!

We emailed our letter to Ellie with the first few signatures last Tuesday, and then with a whole lot more of your names added on Friday. She got back immediately to Calix, who’d drafted the letter, linking to this, which her Twitter and Facebook followers will have seen already:

She’s looking now to set up a meeting a meeting with us – we’ll keep you informed.

In the meantime, share some of the love with her:


twitter: @EllieReeves

facebook: @EllieReevesMP