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:

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

Open Consultations

  • Article 4 Direction for Small HMOs for the remainder of the borough 2023

    Article 4 (1) directions on small HMOs We are withdrawing permitted development rights from most Houses in Multiple Occupation - HMOs. A small HMO is where between three and six unrelated people share basic amenities, such as a kitchen or bathroom. ... More

    Closes 1 March 2023

  • Sustainable Streets consultation

    Please open up the link below to access details on how you can respond to this consultation: http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/SustainableStreets More

    Closes 5 March 2023

  • Creative Futures: Industry Talks Survey

    Lewisham is the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. With a call to action on the climate emergency and a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse communities, the year-long cultural programme is inspired by our borough’s rich history of activism and standing up for equality. ... More

    Closes 31 March 2023

  • Lewisham Creative Futures: Kick Off Questionnaire

    Lewisham Creative Futures is a Government funded programme of free events, training, information and advice being delivered by Adult Learning Lewisham, Goldsmiths University of London, Entelechy Arts and The Albany to support for adults of all ages from 18+ in Lewisham, to gain... More

    Closes 31 March 2023

  • Lewisham Creative Futures: Exit Questionnaire

    Lewisham Creative Futures is a Government funded programme of free events, training, information and advice being delivered by Adult Learning Lewisham, Goldsmiths University of London, Entelechy Arts and The Albany to support for adults of all ages from 18+ in Lewisham, to gain... More

    Closes 31 March 2023

Closed Consultations

  • London Borough of Culture 2022 - Exit Survey

    We would like to hear the views of our residents, audiences and visitors to Lewisham on the Borough, on arts and culture and about what it has meant to be the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture in 2022. Your feedback will be used to better understand how people feel about our... More

    Closed 6 February 2023

  • Audience Survey

    Lewisham is the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. With a call to action on the climate emergency and a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse communities, the year-long cultural programme is inspired by our borough’s rich history of activism and standing up for equality. Jointly led... More

    Closed 31 January 2023

  • Business Ratepayers' Consultation on the Council's Proposed 2023-24 Budget

    Business rates are a tax that is levied on non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices and warehouses. This is one of the key ways in which local government is financed. Here in Lewisham, business rates help support local services including street lighting, waste collection and public... More

    Closed 25 January 2023

  • Article 4 Direction for Small HMOs for the remainder of the borough

    Article 4 (1) directions on small HMOs We are withdrawing permitted development rights from most Houses in Multiple Occupation - HMOs. A small HMO is where between three and six unrelated people share basic amenities, such as a kitchen or bathroom. ... More

    Closed 5 December 2022

  • Article 4 Direction - Use Class E (commercial, business and services) to Use Class C3 (residential)

    Representation Period for an Article 4 Direction for Class E (commercial, business and service) Lewisham Council approved the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction for all Major Centres, District Centres, Local Centres and Strategic Industrial Locations (SIL), Locally... More

    Closed 5 December 2022

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

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 (https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/community-services/lewishampna/).

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.

 

We asked

This consultation was about involving the public in the design, commissioning and delivery of the health visiting and school nursing services. It aimed to capture the views of parents and carers in order to shape services.

The current contract for the provision of the Health Visiting and School Nursing Service is due to expire on the 31st March 2023. 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 183 responses to the School Nursing Service online parent and carer survey which included the following suggested improvements to the existing service:

  • Improving access and information around the areas of support that are most important and needed.
  • Increased face to face services.
  • Better use of websites and social media.
  • Improving partnership working with other services.
  • Promotion and awareness raising about the service and what it offers.
  • Greater visibility and awareness in schools.

We did

We held workshops to discuss the results of the consultation with the current service provider. Feedback to all questions within the survey have been shared with the Children and Young People’s Joint Commissioning Team and the suggestions for improvement have influenced the 'service specification', a key document that will inform the re-procurement of the contract.