This page contains information and links about how CAL is engaging with local and national politicians, and mainstream political parties.
Three Parliamentary constituencies fall within the London Borough of Lewisham. Any constituent may write to (or request a meeting with) their MP about any issue they feel strongly about.
We encourage residents of Lewisham to contact their MP about issues around Climate Change, and will try to provide guidance on when and how such communication might be most effective.
Using your postcode you can find out who your MP is here.
There are 25 elected members of the London Assembly. Of these, 14 represent specific areas and 11 are ‘Londonwide’.
The representative for Lewisham and Greenwich is Len Duvall (Labour):
Tel: 020 7983 4350
The 11 Londonwide members are as follows; you can find their contact details here [LINK].
We encourage residents of Lewisham to contact their Assembly Members about issues around Climate Change, and will try to provide guidance on when and how such communication might be most effective.
Lewisham Council has a Sustainable Development Select Committee
This Committee looks at issues relating to the protection of the environment such as: the best use of natural resources; air quality; energy saving and the reduction of all types of pollution. The meetings are open to the public, and held in the Civic Suite in Catford.
The next meetings are on:
11 Sep 2019 at 7.00 pm
28 Oct 2019 at 7.00 pm
The Support Officer for these meetings is Timothy Andrew.(email@example.com; phone: 020 8314 7916).
The Committee can review and challenge reports written by managers of Council services. It can also study topics that are important to local people and share its findings with the Council’s Mayor and Cabinet about:
- Economic development, business support, employment and training
- The Council’s planning policies (but not planning control and building control)
- Roads and pavements, parking traffic and transport
- Projects to rebuild or change local areas
- Rubbish, bins, recycling and cleaning the streets
- Street and market trading (but not giving permission for people to trade or other things that the Council’s licensing committee is responsible for)
- The work carried out by those responsible for preventing and managing flooding
The committee chooses the issues it wants to focus on each year and holds eight meetings, which are open to the public. The agenda and papers for each meeting are published online in advance.
You can find out more about the Committee and Agenda, Decisions and Minutes of previous meetings here.
Current (July 2019) members of the Committee are:
- Councillor Liam Curran (Chair)
- Councillor Patrick Codd (Vice-Chair)
- Councillor Obajimi Adefiranye
- Councillor Abdeslam Amrani
- Councillor Suzannah Clarke
- Councillor Mark Ingleby
- Councillor Louise Krupski
- Councillor Pauline Morrison
- Councillor Alan Smith
- Councillor James-J Walsh
- Councillor Bill Brown (ex-Officio)
- Councillor Sakina Sheikh (ex-Officio)
Below are links to the manifestoes for the main political parties. They contain sections on their environmental policies.