I am pleased to report that after a number of meetings, socialists, trade unionists and community campaigners have come together to form a coalition to stand in next years local elections. The agreed name, to be registered with the Election Commission is "Lewisham People Before Private Profit". A web site is to be established and a set of agreed principals is to be formulated. One suggestion is to hold a 'Peoples Hustings' to allow local people the chance to put forward their issues and concerns. Watch this space!