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Council services over the Christmas and New Year period

Find out about changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period.

We will get £9 million from the Government to replace defective cladding

The cost of clearing and replacing the cladding on three buildings that failed aluminium composite material (ACM) tests will be paid for by the Government.

Why you should take part in our local democracy review

If your home, business or community group is in the borough, we want you to take part in a review of local democracy.

Get up to £4,000 to help keep your home warm

If you are on benefits, you may be eligible for a free boiler, insulation, double glazing or other improvements to help heat your home more affordably.

Applications are now open for our main grants programme

You can apply for a grant to help fund your charity or not-for-profit-organisation.

We have passed a motion on adopting the White Ribbon pledge

Our commitment to ending violence against women and girls went a step further when a motion to adopt the White Ribbon pledge was passed at a meeting of Full Council on 28 November.

The borough’s volunteers celebrated at Mayor’s Awards ceremony

Representatives from the borough’s voluntary and community sector came together on 30 November for the annual Mayor’s Award for volunteering ceremony.

We have signed UNISON’s ethical care charter

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham has formally signed UNISON’s ethical care charter.

We’ve backed a motion to protect school staff

At a meeting of Full Council, our members unanimously voted to support a campaign protect school staff who face violent or threatening behaviour in their workplace.

We are helping put a stop to single-use plastics

We have supported a motion to end the use of single- and short-term-use plastic in our buildings, offices, schools and nurseries by May 2022.

The borough’s charities and businesses come together for Giving Tuesday

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham has praised an innovative scheme to match local charities with businesses to tackle social issues.

We have been nominated for a Local Government Chronicle award

We have been nominated and shortlisted for a Local Government Chronicle award for our commitment to four neighbourhood community development partnerships (NCDPs).

New video highlights the need for more social and affordable housing

Why Lewisham Council is making social and truly affordable housing a priority.

Recycle your real Christmas tree in January

​Recycle your real Christmas tree at any of the following points, throughout January 2019.

New pop-up village for homeless families agreed

Our plans for a third innovative pop-up village for residents in housing need have been approved.

We are considering plans to rebuild Lewisham Library

We’re looking into the possibility of rebuilding Lewisham Library so that we can reduce the impact of central government cuts on our local library services.

Tell us how we can improve democracy in the borough

If your home, business or community group is in the borough, we want you to take part in a review of local democracy.

We are hosting the 2018 Intercultural Cities summit

We are hosting an Intercultural Cities (ICC) summit on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Local businesses recognised for their role in tackling obesity

Local businesses that have pledged their support for the Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign were praised at a celebration event held at the Civic Suite in Catford today, Thursday 15 November.

Provisional GCSE results show improvement in Lewisham

Provisional GCSE results show that schools in lewisham are improving.