Consultation hub

Find out about upcoming, open and closed consultations run by Lewisham Council.

See what consultations are happening in your area and take part in consultations about things that are important to you.


How to find a consultation:

Click on an open consultation below to take part or search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest.

When a consultation closes, you can see the results by clicking on the relevant consultation.

Open Consultations

  • Lewisham Learning Disability Implementation Plan Consultation

    What is a Learning Disability? A learning disability is defined as: A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning),...

    Closes 24 October 2023

  • Have your say! Shaping Lewisham to 2030

    As we look to the future, we are launching Lewisham 2030 which will set out our shared hopes and ambitions for the borough into the next decade. There are lots of wonderful things about Lewisham that we wish to preserve and build upon, but there are always opportunities to improve. We...

    Closes 29 October 2023

  • PZ Short survey

    Finding out what activities you would like in your local area

    Closes 1 November 2023

  • PZ Longer survey

    What's this survey about? We are applying for funding to improve the courts in areas around Lewisham We want to ensure that local residents are involved in deciding what kind of sports /activities you are interested in. This will ensure we put in the right equipment and that the surface...

    Closes 1 November 2023

  • Self-build and Custom-build Registration Form

    About the register We have set up a register for people who are interested in the self-build or custom-build houses in Lewisham, in line with our duties according to the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016. The...

    Closes 1 April 2025

Closed Consultations

  • Lewisham Dementia Strategy 2023-2026

    Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly. Dementia affects memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion Early symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficulty performing familiar...

    Closed 15 September 2023

  • Gambling Policy 2023-2026

    The Council is the licensing authority in Lewisham for the purposes of premises-based licensing activity under the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act). The Act has three licensing objectives: preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with...

    Closed 28 August 2023

  • Deptford High Street Consultation

    We are asking the local community to share their ideas for the future of Deptford High Street. If you are a resident, business, trader, visitor or representative of a local community group, we want to hear from you. See the 'related activity' link to access the commonplace consultation.

    Closed 31 July 2023

  • Primary Care Re-Commissioning Consultation - Professionals/Stakeholders

    Lewisham Council commission a variety of services within Lewisham, mainly Pharmacies and GP Surgeries to meet the needs of residents, with the aim to help and support individuals and our local communities to access contraception, medication and harm reduction interventions for drug and alcohol...

    Closed 7 July 2023

  • Primary Care Re-Commissioning Consultation - Service Users/Residents

    Lewisham Council commission a variety of services within Pharmacies and GP Surgeries to meet the needs our residents. These Services aim to help and support local communities to access contraception, medication and harm reduction interventions for drug and alcohol use based on their level of need....

    Closed 7 July 2023

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked business ratepayers within the borough for their views on our proposed budget for 2023-24, as business rates are a key contributor to our income budget. Business rates help support local services including street lighting, waste collection and public parks. We laid out the Council’s seven Priorities and asked ratepayers to tell us what was most important to them, as well as asking what they thought we were doing well and what needs improvement.

You said

  • There is a good level of business support offered to its businesses and that the north of the borough had good public transport links, safe streets and school streets. People are able to live locally and avoid long journeys to reach work and leisure facilities. 
  • There is support for increasing street safety and public transport, and a strong desire for a reduction in graffiti. 
  • Business rates should be reduced generally and there should be more access to grants. You suggested that new businesses should be entitled to 100% relief in the first year and then a sliding scale for the next five years to enable the business to be established. The benefit of this being that the business would be better able to benefit the wider local community and create and protect jobs.

We did

  • The Council recognises the difference between the north and south of the borough in terms of infrastructure provision and continues to work collaboratively with Transport for London and other partners to secure investment, to ensure that both capital and service delivery provides for all of our residents across all wards. 
  • The Council’s Active Travel Fund, as part of its planned capital programme, seeks to increase the number of safe streets and school streets, and will work closely with Transport for London to improve public transport accessibility where possible. As part of the pressures funding for 2023/24 there is specific additional funding being made available to tackle fly tipping and ensure that the Council can continue to tackle and enforce against all types of antisocial or illegal activity on our streets. 
  • Business Rates are governed by legislation, in particular the Local Government Finance Act 1992. Whilst we appreciate the comments in terms of the charges and applicable reliefs for new businesses, the Council are solely responsible for the billing and collection of Business Rates, not the setting of these.
  • Tackling antisocial behaviour: Please provide your views on our proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) here

We asked

To help Lewisham Council to prepare an assessment of the current and future needs of local people for pharmacy services, we asked you to tell us how your local pharmacy (also called a chemist) is giving you the things that you need. For example, your prescription, getting advice on treating minor health concerns and healthy living and/or essential vaccination.

You said

Overall, 129 participants completed the survey, and more than 98% were Lewisham residents. Most of the respondents were from SE6 (postcode) or SE13. Majority of the respondents were female (78%) and age group of 45-74 (66%). About 59% of the respondents identified themselves as White British. Around 31% of the respondents consider themselves to have a disability and Hidden disability: Diabetes was declared from 64% of the respondents who said to have a disability.

The survey findings were as follows:

  • The majority (95%) of the respondents use a pharmacy in Lewisham. Using a pharmacy one a month was the most common usage by the respondents (50%).
  • Most of the respondents said they use the local pharmacy to collect prescribed medication (97%). Many used their local pharmacy for advice (33%) and to buy medication that doesn’t need a prescription (over the counter medicines) (58%).
  • More than half of the respondents use the same pharmacy on a regular basis (73%).
  • More than half of the respondents usually walk to their pharmacy (78%), and it takes no more than 10 minutes (66%)
  • A quarter of the respondents said there is a more convenient or closer pharmacy that they do not use (33%).
  • For weekdays, mornings (36%) and afternoon (31%) were the most convenient time for respondents to access as pharmacy.
  • For Saturday, mornings (63%) and afternoon (28%) were the most convenient time for respondents to access as pharmacy.
  • For Sunday, mornings (47%) and afternoon (27%) were the most convenient time for respondents to access as pharmacy.
  • Collecting prescriptions (91%) or repeat prescriptions (93%), buying over the counter medicines (93%) and advice from your pharmacist (91%) were the most selected services that the respondents have used from the pharmacy.
  • Most of the respondents wanted to have different public health and/or clinical services offered by the pharmacy, however, services that were not sure or not wanted by the majority of respondents were needle exchange (no: 18%, don’t know: 51%), stopping smoking/nicotine replacement therapy (no: 24%, don’t know: 35%) and supervised consumption of methadone and buprenorphine (no: 22%, don’t know: 46%).
  • Majority of the respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the opening times (79%), consultation rooms (42%), and medicines review and advice (47%).

We did

We used your feedback to help develop our draft of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which is now available to review from this link (

We are now at the second stage of our consultation. A Public Consultation is being undertaken from 30th August 2022 to 28th October 2022, to seek the views of members of the public and other stakeholders, on whether they agree with the contents of this Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Report and whether it addresses issues that they consider relevant to the provision of pharmaceutical services. We would like you to give us your views on the draft PNA report by the 28th October. The feedback will be reported and reflected in the final revised Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Report, in November 2022.

We asked

Between 9th May and 10th June 2022 we asked residents about their knowledge of suicide prevention interventions and training available.

You said

89 responses were received, mostly female and white. All those who responded had heard of the Samaritans but much fewer had heard of Papyrus or the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS). Not many knew what they would say to someone who admitted to wanting to take their own life.

We did

In December 2022 the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board (chaired by the Mayor) agreed the strategy and the action plan and work will begin to deliver against the aims set out in the strategy. Both the strategy and action plan can be found below.