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

  • Business Ratepayer Consultation 2021/22

    The council is required under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 to ensure that Business Ratepayers are consulted on its proposed annual budget (General Fund). The council is hereby consulting with the business rate payers in the borough on its estimated General Fund... More

    Closes 1 February 2021

  • Lewisham Housing Allocation Scheme Policy Review

    We are proposing some changes to the Housing Allocation Scheme and we want to hear what you think. An Allocation Scheme is a way of allocating social housing to eligible applicants on the housing register. The process means that once residents on the housing register apply for social... More

    Closes 14 February 2021

  • Will you get the COVID-19 vaccination when it's your turn?

    The COVID-19 vaccination is being rolled out to priority groups across South-East London. Each day as more people are vaccinated in Lewisham, we reduce the risk the virus poses to ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable in the community. If anyone has concerns about the... More

    Closes 7 March 2021

  • Registration for Local Plan Online Events

    A series of online session about the Local Plan have been organised as follows: Thursday 4th February, 5.30pm -7pm, Vision and Strategy Tuesday 9th February, 5.30pm - 7pm, Design and Heritage Thursday 11th... More

    Closes 22 March 2021

  • Borough of Sanctuary Survey

    We would like to hear about the experience of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Lewisham, both positive and negative. We will use this information to improve the way we deliver services, to identify new services that may be required and to get information on how these residents... More

    Closes 26 March 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Covid-19 Rapid Test survey

    Lewisham is one of several councils across London to roll out new rapid tests which will allow many more people in Lewisham to get tested whether they have symptoms or not. Experience elsewhere suggests that it is not always easy to get people to come forward for this testing. We would like... More

    Closed 4 December 2020

  • Understanding the active lives of young people in Lewisham (2)

    The Council is developing a 10-year Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle Strategy for the borough, which we aim in publish later this year. Our aim is to get more residents physically active and help them improve their health and how they feel. A vital part of this is understanding the... More

    Closed 15 November 2020

  • Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle Strategy (2)

    We understand that at the moment it’s a very challenging and unsettling time with many people self-isolating and avoiding public spaces due to the Coronavirus. However, looking positively to the future, we would like you to think about how you might become more active. This will be at a time... More

    Closed 15 November 2020

  • Addendum to the Statement of Community Involvement (Planning Policy)

    The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a document which sets out how and when the council will consult with and involve the community and other stakeholders in planning matters including in the preparation of Lewisham's development plan, its supporting documents and in the planning... More

    Closed 13 November 2020

  • Public information session on Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood

    An online residents’ information session about the Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) has been organised as follows: Date - Thursday 22nd October Time - 7.00pm to 8.30pm Location - Online (register below to receive link) ... More

    Closed 21 October 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We asked

This consultation was about involving the public in the design, commissioning and delivery of health and care services. It aimed to capture the views of residents and stakeholders in order to shape a new outline for a Healthwatch and NHS Complaints Advocacy Service.

The current contract for the provision of a local Healthwatch and Complaints Advocacy Service is due to expire on the 31st March 2020. Before a new contract is awarded, we asked for your views on the current service and the ways in which it might be improved.

You said

In total there were 18 responses to the survey which included the following suggested improvements to the existing service:

  • Wider advertising for the services that Healthwatch provides.
  • Strengthening of verbal communication by Healthwatch.
  • Better engagement with the public so that their views are reflected in the development of health-related services.
  • Increased funding for Healthwatch.
  • More outreach support.
  • Improved availability of support from Healthwatch.

We did

Feedback to all questions within the survey has now been shared with the Associate Director of Joint Commissioning and the suggestions for improvement have influenced the 'service specification', a key document that will inform the re-procurement of the contract.