Getting involved in decision-making

You can raise issues and get involved in local decision-making in a variety of ways, not just by voting in elections.

Speak at a Council or scrutiny committee meeting

If you want to raise an issue in person at a scrutiny committee or Council meeting and you can find 19 other people who support you in this, you can arrange to attend and speak. This is called a deputation.

To arrange your attendance at a Council or scrutiny meeting please write to us at:

Governance and Democracy
Lambeth Council
P.O. Box 734
S023 5DG

Your request should include the following:

  • what you want to raise with the Council;
  • names, addresses and signatures of persons supporting the deputation - they should be living, studying or working in Lambeth; and,
  • contact details for the person leading the deputation.

We should receive your request two clear working days before the meeting. For example where the meeting is to be held on a Wednesday, we should have received your request by close of business on the Friday the week before.

Once we have received your request we will contact you about the detailed arrangements.