Don’t know if this is Lewisham’s ward based assemblies that’s being described, but it could be.
Ward residents will meet three to four times a year in assemblies chaired by councillors but coordinated by the community to make decisions and recommendations to the council.
If so, the interesting thing – to me at least – is the use of a Wiki to aid the development of the assemblies.
The content can be anything from personal experience to a best practice article, all of which are up for discussion in a forum that is simple to use. In essence, as the work of the assemblies develops participants will be able to share experience across all of the boroughs wards. The ward basis for community involvement is given a borough wide dynamic through the use
of the Wiki.
I don’t yet see any sign of a Wiki on the council’s web pages about assemblies so maybe it’s not Lewisham, or maybe they’re not ready to make this publicly accessible.