Lewisham Council - News


Impact of Government cuts revealed as the squeeze continues

As the Government continues to cut our funding we are forced to make further cuts to local services and find millions of pounds from our reserves.

Blackheath Fireworks returns on 3 November

London’s largest free firework display returns to Blackheath on Saturday 3 November.

New young mayor elected

Adam Abdullah has been declared Lewisham’s fifteenth young mayor following an election that attracted a turnout of 58.37 per cent.

Court ruling on the Tidemill site housing development

The Royal Courts of Justice have dismissed a request for a judicial review regarding the former Tidemill School in Deptford.

New drinking water fountains for two of our parks

Thirsty visitors to Ladywell Fields can now take a drink or refill their water bottles free of charge at a brand new water fountain. Beckenham Place Park will soon be getting its own fountain too.

Join our fight against hate crime

During National Hate Crime Awareness Week (13–19 October) we’re urging you to stand with us to drive hate crime out of the borough.

New Greening Fund to boost the borough’s green community projects

​We have announced a new £250,000 Greening Fund that will benefit community groups who want to protect and improve the borough’s green spaces.

Hillcrest housing redevelopment plans withdrawn

We have taken the joint decision with Lewisham Homes to withdraw the planning application for the proposed Hillcrest housing development scheme in Sydenham.

We’ve launched our local democracy review

Following the mayor’s manifesto pledge and support from the first Full Council meeting in July, we have launched the first review of participation in our local democracy for 16 years.

Black History Month – Lewisham celebrates its diverse community

There are lots of events underway in the borough to celebrate Black History Month.

We’re calling on the Government to continue support for refugee resettlement

We are calling on the home secretary, Sajid Javid, to extend the UK’s resettlement scheme for refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

Celebrating our borough’s award-winning secondary schools

​Our secondary schools are being acknowledged for the good work they are doing.

The countdown begins to find the next young mayor of Lewisham

Thirty-four young people have put themselves forward as candidates to compete to become the borough’s fifteenth young mayor.

Pupil achievements at our secondary schools

Young people are achieving great things in our secondary schools

Visit our new pop-up shop and help shape Catford’s future

Drop into Team Catford’s pop-up shop to pick up Catford goodies and have your say on the town centre’s regeneration.

Provisional GCSE results show improvement in Lewisham

Provisional GCSE results show that schools in lewisham are improving.