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  • Business Ratepayer Consultation

    Business rates tax is a tax that is levied on non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices, and warehouses. It is one of the key elements of local government financing. Here in the Borough of Lewisham, business rates help to fund local services including social care for adults and children, libraries, street lighting, waste collection and public parks. As a local business owner, we are keen to hear from you and would encourage you to share your thoughts via our online... More
    Opened 1 December 2023
  • Deptford Church Street Cycleway Survey

    A safer cycle route along Deptford Church Street is proposed in the form of a segregated cycle lane between Creek Road (A200) and Deptford Broadway/Deptford Bridge. This will make it safer and easier to cycle around the borough, helping people to make more journeys by bike and reducing traffic, pollution and carbon emissions. We are asking residents to share their views on the proposed scheme by midday on Tuesday 2 January 2024. You can view a design of the... More
    Opened 14 November 2023
  • Road Crossing at Manwood Road

    We are proposing to install a new crossing on Manwood Road – next to the junction with Ewhurst Road – to improve road safety, encourage walking and cycling and make it safer for pupils travelling to and from Prendergast Ladywell School. The current proposals include a new zebra crossing for pedestrians combined with an adjacent cycle crossing (sometimes referred to as a ‘tiger’ crossing), realigning the kerb to increase pavement space and restricting the left... More
    Opened 8 November 2023
  • Private Renters in Lewisham

    Over the last decade, the Private Rented Sector in Lewisham has experienced substantial growth, becoming an increasingly relied-upon housing option. However, this growth has brought with it well-known and significant challenges. Issues such as the declining supply of houses, escalating rents, a high number of sub-standard properties, and tenancy insecurity have raised concerns among residents. As part of its commitment to address key concerns and enhance the well-being of its... More
    Opened 31 October 2023
  • Serious Violence Duty Survey

    As part of the Government's new Serious Violence Duty , Lewisham Council are undertaking a public consultation to gather the views and perceptions of serious violence in the Borough. In addition to this survey, we will attend community events around Lewisham to gather more in depth feedback from the local community. If you would like to be involved in these events, please visit Lewisham Council social media to find out more about upcoming events or contact... More
    Opened 24 October 2023
  • New play and games areas at Watergate School

    Watergate Primary School on Lushington Road, Bellingham is a school for young children with profound and complex special educational needs and disabilities which caters for learners aged 4-11. The school is in high demand, reflecting the increased need for specialist places in Lewisham as well as across the country. Lewisham is working towards ensuring that all our children & young people can access provisions locally that meet their needs, and is therefore proposing to expand the... More
    Opened 16 October 2023
  • Children and Family Centres - Stakeholder Survey

    Lewisham Council are in the process of reviewing and developing services that support children and their families. This includes the current Children and Family Centres offer and our emerging Family Hubs offer. The aim of these services is to promote the positive health, wellbeing and development of children and to support their families to achieve this, with a particular focus on the early years. We want to ensure that children in Lewisham have the best... More
    Opened 29 September 2023
  • Children and Family Centres - Parent and Carer Survey

    Lewisham Council are in the process of reviewing and developing services that support children and their families. This includes the current Children and Family Centres offer and our emerging Family Hubs offer. The aim of these services is to promote the positive health, wellbeing and development of children and to support their families to achieve this, with a particular focus on the early years. We want to ensure that children in Lewisham have the best... More
    Opened 29 September 2023
  • 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), which started before adulthood’. An IQ of less than 70. A learning disability is lifelong condition. It has no social or... More
    Opened 13 September 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 is the best fit for these activities. We are also keen to hear about other things like security, and any support you might like when using the courts. More
    Opened 21 August 2023
  • PZ Short survey

    Finding out what activities you would like in your local area More
    Opened 21 August 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 crime or disorder or being used to support crime ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being... More
    Opened 25 July 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 know that we are faced with pressing challenges such as climate change, the cost of living crisis and inequality. By working together we have a greater chance of tackling these challenges. ... More
    Opened 12 July 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. More
    Opened 21 June 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 based on their level of need. We would like to get your views on the following services: LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception) – LARC can currently be... More
    Opened 29 May 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. We would like to get your views on the following services: LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraception) – LARC refers to a number of reversible,... More
    Opened 29 May 2023
  • South Circular Road Consultation

    We are working with Transport for London (TfL) to transform Catford Town Centre, improve transport and create a greener town centre. TfL are currently consulting on proposals to re-route part of the South Circular (Catford Road) to create a largely car-free town centre. The road would be moved to a new position south of Laurence House, on the site of the Canadian Avenue car park. Improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure are also proposed, with new... More
    Opened 24 April 2023
  • Cultural Strategy - Creative or cultural sector survey

    In 2022, Lewisham was the London Borough of Culture. Over 240,000 people attended more than 400 events from Deptford to Downham. More than 1,800 people volunteered to make it happen and over 7,000 young people benefitted from our Creative Futures programme, which supported 16–30+ year olds with career advice, training and mentoring. Lewisham’s vibrant creative and community organisations made the programme happen with more than 200 partner organisations contributing to the year.... More
    Opened 3 April 2023
  • Give us your views about shaping Family Hubs and the Start for Life Programme

    This survey is for parents and carers of babies, children, and young people up to age 19 (or 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability). Consultation activities are also taking place face-to-face, including with children and young people. We want Family Hubs to be welcoming, friendly and accessible places, where services join to support families with children of all ages (0-19 or 25 with a special educational need) to meet their needs. Lewisham... More
    Opened 27 March 2023
  • Cultural Strategy - Residents' and visitors’ survey

    In 2022, Lewisham was the London Borough of Culture. Over 240,000 people attended more than 400 events from Deptford to Downham. More than 1,800 people volunteered to make it happen and over 7,000 young people benefited from our Creative Futures programme, which supported 16–30+ year olds with career advice, training and mentoring. Lewisham’s vibrant creative and community organisations made the programme happen with more than 200 partner organisations contributing to the year. 88%... More
    Opened 24 March 2023
  • Regulation 19 consultation - Proposed Submission Document

    About the Local Plan The Local Plan sets out a long-term strategy for the Council and its partners to direct investment across the borough. It also makes up part of the Council’s statutory Development Plan and includes policies and guidelines that are used to determine planning applications. A new Local Plan for Lewisham The Council’s existing Local Plan is made up of a package of documents. The Lewisham Core Strategy is the main document... More
    Opened 1 March 2023
  • Registration for Regulation 19 Local Plan Online Events

    A series of online sessions about the Local Plan have been organised as follows: Thursday 16th March 2023 - 6pm to 8pm Thursday 23rd March 2023 - 6pm to 8pm All sessions will be taking place online. Please register below to receive a link. Once you have registered for an online event you will be sent a link via e-mail to access the online meeting. Additionally an in person drop in session will be held on Saturday 25th March 2023 at Lewisham Shopping... More
    Opened 1 March 2023
  • 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 tasks, problems with language and changes in personality There is currently no cure for dementia, but a range of support is available for people with dementia and their carers ... More
    Opened 1 March 2023
  • Borough-wide Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

    We know that you are concerned about anti-social behaviour in our borough and in the residents' satisfaction survey, you’ve told us that you want to feel safer in Lewisham. Lewisham Council understands well how anti-social behaviour can affect our communities, with residents often feeling powerless to act. Councils have a key role to play in helping to make local areas safe places to live, visit and work. Tackling anti-social behaviour continues to be a high priority for... More
    Opened 27 February 2023
  • Consultation on the Statement of Community Involvement

    The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a statutory document, where we set out how we will engage with the public and affected communities on planning applications and prepare policy documents, including our Local Plan. Why is this happening? We are required by Government to produce an SCI. This document will replace the previous SCI that was adopted by the Council in 2006 and incorporate previous addendums from 2020 and 2022 which relate to... More
    Opened 20 February 2023
  • 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. What the direction means? The effect of the Article 4 Directions is that permitted development rights to change any dwelling house (C3) located with Lewisham into a HMO... More
    Opened 18 January 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
    Opened 17 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 parks. As a local business owner, we are keen to hear from you on our proposed budget and would encourage you to share your thoughts via our online consultation. We’ve included a... More
    Opened 5 January 2023
  • 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 London Borough of Culture activities and events. By taking part, you are helping us to reflect on all that has happened and ensure there is a meaningful legacy. If you need language support to... More
    Opened 1 December 2022
  • 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. What the direction means? The effect of the Article 4 Directions is that permitted development rights to change any dwelling house (C3) located with Lewisham into a HMO... More
    Opened 30 September 2022
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