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Living Wage employers rise by 560%

New figures released on 14 August show the number of Living Wage employers in Lewisham has risen by 560% since 2015 (from 5 to 33).

Nominate a Lewisham volunteer for a Mayor’s Award

Lewisham residents are invited to nominate individuals, community groups and businesses, who have volunteered in their spare time in Lewisham, for a Mayor’s Award.

New food waste bins delivered to Lewisham residents

The first of 80,000 food waste bins were delivered to Lewisham residents this week ahead of big changes to waste collection services in two months' time.

Flagship community hubs officially open

Three new flagship community hubs, which bring a number of important local services for residents together in one place and open up more facilities for community use are now officially open.

New results of government fire safety tests on three Lewisham buildings

Three buildings in Lewisham have failed a second government fire safety test of external cladding and insulation.

Business rates discount scheme consultation

The Government is providing funding to local councils to set up a discount scheme for businesses that are affected by a rise in their business rates in 2017–18.

New-look youth service launches

Youth First, a social enterprise which is owned by its employees and the young people it serves, now runs youth services in Lewisham.

Local businesses win FSB London Business Awards

​Two businesses from Lewisham have won awards at a prestigious ceremony to award the best small businesses in London.

Changes agreed for the South Circular in Catford

Major changes to the South Circular means the start of a major programme of development in Catford which will create new homes, new jobs and new open spaces.

Why council tax is increasing

We are increasing council tax in order to protect the most vulnerable, limit pressure on our NHS and social care services and support local services our residents rely on.

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.