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We are responsible for providing a range of high quality services. Our residents are at the heart of the services we offer.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 cases remain high in Lewisham so take care to protect those around you who may be vulnerable. Email incident@lewisham.gov.uk or call 020 8314 3535 for information.

Council tax

Pay your council tax, apply for refunds and reductions, change your details and make other enquiries.


Apply for planning permission, see planning applications and read about planning policy.


Advice and information for council tenants, homeowners and private renters.


Find out about education opportunities for children, young people and adults.

Employment support and careers advice

The best local support and careers advice for residents seeking work, or whose employment has been affected by COVID-19.

Rubbish and recycling

Find out your collection day, where to take your old appliances and what to do with your garden waste.


Find out about which benefits you may be eligible for and how to apply or report a changes to your circumstances.


Good parking provision is crucial, and we believe that effective parking enforcement benefits everyone. 


Visit our libraries to borrow books, DVDs and CDs. With your library card you can also borrow from our eLibrary which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and newspapers. Libraries also offer study space, free PC access, free WiFi and photocopiers.


Find information and advice on environmental issues such as pollution, pests and street cleaning.

Health and social care

We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and to support the most vulnerable and their carers.

Children and family information service

Everything you need to know about services for children and families in Lewisham.

Young people

Find out what to do, where to go, how to get involved and get advice.

Births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

We can help you with the legal formalities and registration process.

Applying for British citizenship

How to apply for British citizenship and book a citizenship ceremony.


Our experienced advisers offer support, advice, training and much more to existing businesses and anyone who wants to start one.

Roads and transport

Find out about our road and transport responsibilities and how we promote public transport, walking and road safety.

Sundry debts

​A sundry debt invoice covers chargeable services we have provided for you, or repayment to us of money you are not entitled to. This could include trade waste, adult social care charges, funeral costs and commercial rents.