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Donate today to help keep Blackheath Fireworks going

Over 80,000 people came to Blackheath Fireworks on Saturday 3 November 2018. There is still time to donate and help keep the display going.

The best of local business celebrated at the Mayor’s Business Awards

Seven local businesses have been given Mayor’s Business Awards at a ceremony held at the Civic Suite in Catford on 8 November.

Remembrance Sunday services in the borough

There will be two commemorative events in the borough for Remembrance Sunday on 11 November.

Huge rise in the number of Living Wage employers in the borough

The number of Living Wage employers has gone up by 700% in three years.

Statement from Councillor Joani Reid on murder in Bellingham

Councillor Joani Reid, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, has made the following statement.

Janet Senior takes on role of acting chief executive

Janet Senior has assumed the role of acting chief executive.

Complete our consultation about gambling licences by 21 November

​We are consulting on our revised statement of licencing principles for gambling.

We have been awarded over £37 million to build new council homes

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has awarded us £37.7 million to build 384 new council homes in the borough.

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.

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.

Provisional GCSE results show improvement in Lewisham

Provisional GCSE results show that schools in lewisham are improving.