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About local assemblies

Find out what a local assembly is and how you can get involved.
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What local assemblies are

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

The assembly is your chance to:

  • discuss and share what matters to you
  • work with your councillors and others to shape the future of your neighbourhood
  • find out what is happening in your ward
  • consider how to spend funding available to your ward.

How they work

The borough of Lewisham has 18 wards. Each ward has a local assembly that meet up to four times a year. A ward councillor chairs the assembly meeting. Anyone who lives, works or learns in the ward can attend.

Each assembly has a set of priorities focusing on improving the ward. These are reviewed regularly. Every assembly gets a small amount of money every year known as the Local Assembly Fund. This is to help tackle these priorities.

The assembly works with the voluntary sector, the police, the wider community and others to make real change happen.

Read the equalities impact assessment for the assemblies programme.

How you can get involved

You can get involved by coming along to your next local assembly meeting. You can find details of all meetings on the individual ward pages. For more information about the programme please contact us.

Find out which assembly you belong to

To find out which ward and assembly you belong to, type in your postcode in the find your councillor search.