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

Making Lewisham carbon neutral by 2030: our climate emergency declaration

In February 2019, we agreed a motion to declare a ‘climate emergency’. We asked Mayor and Cabinet to agree a new action to make the borough carbon neutral by 2030.

Resident guide to action on the climate crisis

Advice on what residents can do in their own lives to take action on the climate crisis.

Air quality

Find out what we are doing to improve air quality and what steps you can take to reduce air pollution.

Allotments and community gardens

Find out how to apply for an allotment or set up your own community garden.

Animal welfare

Report lost or stray animals, find information about how to keep your pet safe and report any animal welfare concerns.

Contaminated land

Land contamination is usually caused by previous industrial or commercial use or major waste deposits.

Prosecuting environmental offences

We take our responsibilities to allow residents to enjoy clean streets and to prevent behaviour that causes nuisance and risk to public health very seriously.

Keeping our streets clean

​Our five town centres are swept daily Monday to Sunday. Smaller shopping area roads are swept daily Monday to Saturday.

Issues with noise

Find out how you can try and resolve noise issues and how you can ask us for help.

Pest control

Find out how you can get help with pests in your home.

Pollution information for developers and businesses

Find out how we manage industrial pollution in the borough.

Improve your environment

Help us make Lewisham a cleaner, safer and more attractive place to live and work.


Report problems with trees, get involved in planting new trees or find out what to do if you’re doing work that might affect a tree.

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