Have your say
You can have your say in a number of ways at Lambeth Council.
You can get involved by asking a public question, participating in consultations, area forums, tenants' forums or People First Expos, signing a petition or voting on our online poll.
You can ask a public question to make an enquiry or raise an issue. These questions can be about any council service. If there is an issue you think is important or something you think the council is doing wrong, you may want to bring it to the attention of the council through a public question.
We will be speaking to residents in the coming months about how we can meet the budget challenges the council faces over the next few years. Due to the very substantial reduction in government funding to local authorities, as part of their deficit reduction programme, we need to make savings of nearly £80 million over the next three financial years.
Get involved in your local area forum
There are 11 area forums in Lambeth who meet regularly to discuss local community issues across the borough. They are independent from the council and focus on issues that are most important in each area. They are a key way that the council seeks to engage with the local community by bringing together residents and businesses. If you want to have your say meeting dates and times are available in the calendar of meetings.
Have your say about council housing
Lambeth Living and United Residents Housing (URH) have a number of ways that you can get involved in improving housing. To get involved, see the Lambeth Living website if you are a Lambeth Living tenant, or the URH website if you are a URH tenant.
Public involvement is at the heart of good decision making, so we provide a variety of resources for members of the public who want to know how, when and on what we consult, and what the outcomes of consultation are.
One of the easiest and most popular ways of engaging in the democratic process is to sign a petition. You can now submit your petition online.
Through our residents', business and pupil surveys we ask you what you think of local services and of living in Lambeth. The information we gather will be used to monitor our performance and help us shape the services we deliver. This page provides the results of our previous surveys.
Each year we invite residents and local groups to help decide how the council allocates its budget. Your borough, your budget, your choice gives residents the power to decide how the council spends £250,000.