We have £500,000 to help convert your empty property into new homes

Lewisham Council has won £500,000 from the Greater London Authority (GLA) to help turn empty property into homes and is looking for landlords, builders and businesses to come forward with proposals.

Future civic leaders start their training

​Another dynamic civic leadership programme was launched last week to encourage and nurture more black and minority ethnic (BME) individuals into civic leadership roles.

Burial and cremation records added to national family history website

Lewisham residents or those with family or historic ancestral connections to the south London borough are now able to go online to access burial and cremation records held by Lewisham Council.

Public services should work together to benefit local people say Lewisham councillors

​As public spending continues to fall, public agencies in Lewisham need to work together to maximise overall benefit to the community. That’s the main message from a new report by Lewisham councillors into public spending in the borough.

Smoking in vehicles with children is banned

It is now illegal to smoke in vehicles with someone under 18 present.

Council consults on library changes

Lewisham Council is proposing changes to the library service and wants your views.

Fully booked: free cycle lessons for children during October half-term

This autumn children can get free cycle lessons, with sessions aimed at beginners and improvers.

Sports funding available for regional and national competitors

If you compete at a regional level or above, and you live in the Lewisham borough, you can apply for the new Lewisham Sports Talent Bursary.

Brockley fly-tipper forced to pay £3,500

A fly-tipper who dumped his rubbish on the streets of Brockley is now almost £3,500 worse off thanks to a prosecution brought by Lewisham Council.

We want views on our landlord licensing proposal

We are consulting on a proposal that would require landlords renting out accommodation above commercial properties (such as flats above shops) for multiple occupation to obtain a licence from the Council.