Lee Green Community Centre is open again. Despite greater government restrictions, Lee Green Lives – the organisation that runs the centre – have been able to reopen the centre because of the measures we have taken to ensure people taking part in sessions are able to do so within the guidelines.

Already, Healthy Exercises (Tuesday morning 9.30am) and Computer Classes (Monday morning 10am) have restarted, while Coffee & Chat run by Lee Fair Share, has resumed their Monday afternoon sessions in a nearby park, weather permitting. They will return to the centre on Monday 28 September.

That’s all been possible because we have done a full Risk Assessment, installed health and safety measures such as temperature checks, protective and other sanitary equipment, and adopted social distancing guidelines. These guidelines have been rehearsed with session leaders, so they are able to supervise effectively.

What it means is we will only be able to provide sessions to a reduced number of people at any one time. As we don’t want to disappoint anyone, people wishing to attend will have to make appointment as we cannot risk having too many of you. Please remember to wear a mask, if possible using your own.

We will also continue to look at how many users wish to return to directly-provided classes and the feasibility of some remote provision.

Meanwhile, work is going on to open further classes and services, including Reading & Writing (Literacy) classes and Craft/Sewing classes, within the next few weeks.

Most importantly, our Advocacy & Advice sessions for people who need help and information with benefits, housing or other issues will restart next month.

We will be publishing our programme later this month.

If you need help and/or advice, would like to join a class, or think you would like to help out as volunteer, please contact Shirley Kirkland, Lee Green Lives community centre coordinator:

Email: info@lgl.org.uk; or telephone 020 7998 1004 or text 07706 931986.