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New Poverty Commission launched

The commission will examine the impact of poverty on people's lives in the borough.

Success for Lewisham Council at London Planning Awards

Two innovative housing and regeneration schemes in Lewisham won awards the London Planning Awards held on 27 February 2017.

Lewisham welcomes first Syrian refugee families

The first two Syrian refugee families have arrived in Lewisham as part of the Council’s commitment to take 10 refugee families.

Changes to waste collections

From June there will be big changes to rubbish and recycling collections.

Apprenticeship vacancies in the construction industry

Tideway East is on the look-out for Lewisham residents aged 16 or over, to start or restart their career in construction.

Lewisham marks LGBT month

Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey, attended a Council meeting on 22 February to mark LGBT month and acknowledge the borough’s work on equality issues.

Lewisham agrees spending plans for the next year

​Lewisham Council’s 2017/18 budget was agreed at a meeting of full Council on 22 February 2016.

PLACE/Ladywell shortlisted for four prestigious awards

The innovative housing scheme is a finalist in the Inside Housing, Local Government Chronicle and the London Planning awards.

Lewisham landlords urged to sign up for HMO licence scheme

Lewisham Council is calling on landlords who rent out houses in multiple occupation (HMO) above commercial premises to sign up to its licensing scheme which aims to improve the quality of private rented sector homes.

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School – doubly ‘outstanding’

Holy Cross Primary School in Catford was rated ‘outstanding’ following recent inspections by Ofsted and the Education Commission, Catholic Diocese of Southwark.

New shared IT service to save millions

Plans for a new shared IT service between Lewisham, Brent and Southwark councils will be discussed at a meeting of Mayor and Cabinet on 8 February 2017.

London-wide smart bench scheme launches in Lewisham

We've teamed up with Strawberry Energy and Cancer Research UK to pilot a new smart bench scheme.

Restaurants to give refugees warm welcome

A number of restauranteurs are on standby to welcome Lewisham’s refugee contingent from war-torn Syria.

New free advice line for residents

From 1 February a new service, Advice Lewisham, will be available to help you get advice and information on a range of issues as well as support in completing forms online.

Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration

​Lewisham marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 with a special commemorative event.

Business rates revaluation

​At revaluation the Government adjusts the value of business rates to reflect changes in the property market. This generally happens every five years.

Lewisham standing together against racism, xenophobia and bigotry

We invite the citizens of Lewisham to join us in standing against all forms of hate crime by adding their signatures to this statement.