The following tweet from FHSoc is relevant:
The problem is that Commonplace is a terrible way to try to engage. There’s no assurance of who or how many times an individual is adding comments or votes, or what sections of the community are reached. Worst still is that there seems to be no published analysis of reasons as to why some suggestions move forward, some are ignored, and the unlucky ones seem to silently disappear from the map altogether.
If this were all being done as an emergency response I would fully support rapid action, if bounded with a guarantee of later review and public consultation. But 3 months after lockdown started this has missed that opportunity already, and since little of this was on the Labour manifesto or listed in Lewisham Council’s corporate strategy, I think it is more important than ever that correct process is used so all suggestions are given fair, reasoned and transparent consideration clear of prejudice.