Thank you so much for all your help and support. We submitted the planning application for the Ladywell Self-Build Community Space in mid-February and it was validated by Lewisham Council on 23rd March. You will make a real difference if you can write a comment in support of the planning application so that we can start self-building the community space by this summer. It’s quick and easy to do online:  - Visit http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_93855  - Register or sign in - When asked for your Commenter Type, click ‘Complainant’ - When asked for your Stance, click ‘Support’ - Write a comment (max 1000 characters). It doesn’t have to be a beautiful or lengthy piece of writing; any supportive message will be a great help.  A few pointers about what to include in your comment:  - Make sure you include the word ‘support’, e.g ‘I support this planning application’. - You could say a bit about what the project will mean for you and the local community. - You could talk about your connection to Lewisham (how long have you lived/worked in the borough). Anyone living in Ladywell or Lewisham Central, your comments will be more valued, but all comments are helpful. If you have friends or family living near the site, you can also ask them to comment in support of the application.  We started clearing the site last Saturday. This effort is being undertaken by a group of volunteers forming the RUSS Community Hub, which is open to anyone wishing to join and participate. Our project is a wonderful chance to learn and share skills in self-building, as well as ways in which this space could be most useful for the local community by letting other activities and initiatives bloom. If you wish to get involved, contact sbhub@theruss.org or come to a project meeting. Our regular meetings take place once a month at The Field, 385 Queens Road, SE14 5HD, 7-9pm. Check our calendar for meeting specific dates and other activities: https://www.theruss.org/getinvolved/calendar/ We hope to see you soon!