What are Local Assemblies
Local Assemblies are community-based open forums aiming to actively involve, consult, empower and learn from residents and those working and studying in Lewisham Council’s local wards.
Each Assembly is your chance to:
- Find out what is happening in your ward
- Discuss and share what matters to you
- Work with your councillors and others to identify solutions and shape the future of your neighbourhood.
Meetings take place up to four times a year. They are a collaboration between the Council, the community, the voluntary sector, the police and others to make real change happen. With yearly priorities for discussion decided by the local community.
You can get involved by contacting your local councillor or the Council’s Community Development Team using details below. Attend one of the regular meetings or submit your contributions via email to get your voice heard.
Your Local Assembly
Contact details: ForestHillLa@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 3830
Christmas tree light up event: Saturday 10 December 2022, 4pm, Join us at the tree outside Forest Hill train station, SE23 3HB
New Cross Gate
Contact details: PerryValeLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 3830
Upcoming meetings: Tuesday 13 December 2022, 6-7.30pm. Online.
This is an online meeting. The meeting link will be available at least a week prior to the meeting date.
Christmas tree lighting event: Saturday 9 December 2022, Tree lights up at 4.30pm. Meet by the tree near the old fire station on the corner of Perry Vale and Woolstone Rd, SE23 2JF.
Contact details: SydenhamLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 7729
Upcoming meetings: Saturday 3 December 2022, 2-3.30pm, Sydenham Centre, 44a Sydenham Road, SE26 5QF
Christmas tree light up event: Saturday 3 December 2022, 5pm. Meet at the tree outside the Sydenham Centre to enjoy the OLSPN brass band, carols and lighting of Christmas tree.
Residents can apply for funds from the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) to support community development. Ideas on what can be funded can be shared at your local assembly.
In 2022 150 projects shared a total of £2,931,270 in funding through the levy, find out what was funded in your ward.
Information on your ward
You can find useful information on your ward such as demographic, social and economic data using our online data explorer.