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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.

Cost of living crisis

People across the country are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and other cost of living pressures. The Council is supporting households as well as signposting people to other support you could be eligible for.

Council tax

Council tax is a tax set by local authorities to meet their budget requirement. It helps pay for the services the Council provides for the people of Lewisham.

Pest control

We provide a safe, efficient, cost effective and environmentally aware pest control service. Our team are fully qualified and carry ID.


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. 


Lewisham’s libraries provide quality resources so our communities can be well informed, healthy and inspired. Visit our libraries for books, Wi-Fi and PC use. Explore our eLibrary for eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and reference services.


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 families 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.

Building control

Find out how to make sure your building project complies with building regulations.

Roads and transport

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

Service Status

Find the latest changes to our services or service disruptions.

Lewisham Digital Infrastructure

Improving digital connectivity across Lewisham.

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. 

Moving to Lewisham

Although moving home is exciting, we know it can also be a stressful experience for many people. To make your move a little easier, we have created this ‘Moving to Lewisham’ checklist. It provides you with information about the different council services you might need during each stage of your journey.