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Mayor and Council

Find out how we are governed and how you can get involved, from voting in your local elections to working for us.
From 7 May 2021 Council meetings will be held in the Council Chamber

This is following the Government’s decision not to renew legislation to allow councils to meet virtually and a High Court ruling stating council meetings in England and Wales must be held ‘in person’ from 7 May 2021. Find out more about the format of Council meetings, including how we will ensure everyone's safety.

Council meetings from 7 May 2021

Find out how we will hold Council meetings from 7 May 2021.

Council meetings

View a calendar of meetings and committees details.

Councillors and wards

Find information about your local councillors and the job they do or learn about how you could become a councillor.

The Mayor

Our elected Mayor is Damien Egan. He leads the community, speaks up for the borough and makes key decisions about local services.​​

Corporate strategy

Find out about our corporate strategy, values, priorities and budget.

Local Democracy Review

In July 2018, the Council launched the first comprehensive review of Lewisham’s local democracy in sixteen years, led by a Working Group of eight councillors.

About us

Find information about the Council, including how it's run, our finances and performance.


Search for vacancies, sign up for job alerts and get employment advice.

Voting and elections

Register to vote or find out about the election process and previous election results.

Local assemblies

Local assemblies are open meetings where you and others decide how to improve your area.

Complaints and feedback

Get in touch if you have a complaint, compliment or suggestion, or see our whistleblowing policy.

MPs, MEPs and AMs

Find out about the elected officials who represent you regionally and nationally.

The young mayor

Find out about the young mayor and other young people representing their peers in Lewisham and learn about their roles.

Overview and scrutiny

Find out how your councillors can hold the mayor and cabinet (otherwise known as the executive), officers and external organisations to account for the decisions that they make. ​

Brexit guidance

​See information about what we are doing to prepare for Brexit and the rights of non-UK EU citizens.

Windrush advice for Lewisham residents

Advice if you have been lawfully resident in the UK for a long time but do not have documents to prove your status.

Influence decisions

From crime to conservation, schools to speed-bumps, have your voice heard.

Positive Ageing Council

If you're over 60 and live, work or study in the borough, you can join the Positive Ageing Council to discuss issues that effect the lives of older people.

Community support

See how we can support you to be active in your communities.​

Project funding

Find out about our funding streams and get advice on how to get funding for your project or organisation.

Press office

Find out how to get in contact with our Press Team.