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.
Find out what ward you are in using the interactive map.
Contact details: BlackheathLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 6585
Upcoming meetings: TBC.
At this meeting meet local councillors, community organisations and residents heard more about how Lewisham Council is tackling fly-tipping and environmental crime, found out more about upcoming summer events on the heath and got feedback from organisations improving the Blackheath ward through NCIL funding.
Contact details: ForestHillLa@lewisham.gov.uk, 07392 860155
Upcoming meetings: Tuesday 5 September, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm at Christian Fellowship Centre, 39 Honor Oak Road, SE23 3SH.
Hear from Rosamund Kissi-Debra, founder of the Ella Roberta Foundation and Cllr Louise Krupski, Lewisham Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Action, on Clean Air, Traffic and Parking in Forest Hill. Q&A Session to follow.
Also on the agenda - Council help for private renters, update from Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, Community news.
Contact details: GroveParkLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 3387
Join Grove Park Councillors, community groups and local residents to hear updates on local issues, including:
- The Private Rented Sector in Lewisham
- Lewisham 2030 consultation
- Updates from Grove Park Community Group, Baring Hall Hotel and Grove Park Library.
- Community information from Grove Park Youth Club, the Grove Park Carnival and ChART
Contact details: HitherGreenLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 3387
Getting there - Enter Forster Park at the Whitefoot Lane entrance opposite Haddington Rd & immediate follow the path to the right into the trees which leads to the fenced Outdoor Learning Area with a covered bandstand where we are meeting.
- At this meeting join Hither Green Councillors, community groups and local residents to hear updates about local issues including:
- NCIL update
- Downham Door Knock
- Lewisham 2030
- Local news and updates
This meting will be followed by a Foraging Walk.
Contact details: LadywellLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 6026
Upcoming meetings: TBC.
At this meeting join Ladywell Councillors, community organisations and local residents to find out more about Catford town centre regeneration, hear from the safer neighbourhood team with an update on community safety and get feedback from NCIL funded projects working to improve the Ladywell area.
Contact details: LeeGreenLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 6026
At this meeting join Lee Green Councillors, community groups and residents for updates from the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team, an NCIL funded project update, the Leegate Application Approval and caring for our Parks (Manor House Garden (FMHG) Manor Park (FMP) Edith Nesbit Garden (LBL).
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Contact details: PerryValeLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 07392 860155
Upcoming meetings: The next meeting is at 6.30pm on 28 September 2023 at Sydenham Garden Resource Centre, Wynell Road, SE23 2LW
Speak to local councillors and learn about updates and important information for your local area.
We will hear about help available from council and partners with the Cost of Living, and our young people's vision for Perry Vale and the projects that are working with them. We will also have an opportunity to feed into the Lewisham 2030 consultation and get an update from the police Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Arrive early at 6pm if you would like to take a walk around Sydenham Garden. Tea, coffee and biscuits available.
Contact details: SydenhamLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 9218
Upcoming meetings: Saturday 7 October, 11am, The Sydenham Centre, 44A Sydenham Rd, London SE26 5QX
The next Sydenham Local Assembly meeting will take place on Saturday 7 October at 11am at the Sydenham Centre and will be followed by the Sydenham Fun Palace at 12 noon. More details to follow.
Contact details: TelegraphHillLA@lewisham.gov.uk, 020 8314 6306
Upcoming meetings: Tuesday 20 June 2023, 7-9pm. This is an online meeting.
At this meeting join Telegraph Hill councillors, community groups and local residents for an update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, hear feedback on Haberdashers' School Consultation on Re-siting Statue of Robert Aske, find out more about how NCIL funded Projects are helping improve the area and participate in a Consultation on local priorities.
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.