Consultation Hub

Welcome to our Consultation Hub.

You can view and respond to all of the council's current consultations.

Once a consultaton has closed, we publish the results and our next steps so you can see how we've used your feedback.

Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • Have your say on Kingswood House

    Help us shape a brighter future for Kingswood House We are keen to see Kingswood House become a vibrant centre of activity for people who live, work or visit the area. We want to collect your views, ideas and aspirations on how we can make best use of this historic... More

    Closes today

  • Have your say on George Row Play Area

    Help us to shape design proposals for George Row Play Area Following a public consultation in summer of 2019, the majority of people supported the change from the ball courts to a play area. There are already ball courts at two other locations nearby, Haredale House and Spenlow House,... More

    Closes 16 March 2021

  • Proposed installation of a secure cycle hangar & secure motorcycle parking at St Crispins Estate

    Let us know what you think about plans for a secure cycle hangar and motorcycle parking on the St Crispins Estate, and whether you would be interested in applying for a place. More

    Closes 19 March 2021

  • Travel to school parent survey

    We want to improve the air quality around our schools and this means less vehicles near our schools. We also want to increase active travel to schools in order to increase levels of physical activity. This survey seeks to understand why people are currently taking children to school by car so... More

    Closes 31 March 2021

  • Southwark's Historic Environment - Consultation on the Draft Heritage Supplementary Planning Document

    We want to hear your views and suggestions on the Draft Heritage SPD, to help us make the best we can of Southwark's amazing heritage. The immensely rich and varied architecture, archaeology and history of Southwark is of national and international significance, ranging from prehistoric... More

    Closes 5 April 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Have your say on Southwark Park's Vision and Framework

    Help us to shape the future appearance of Southwark Park. Over the last five years, we have made several improvements to Southwark Park. They include the installation of additional tennis courts, upgrading the playground and resurfacing the athletics track. Earlier this year... More

    Closed 26 February 2021

  • Lonely in Lockdown: Has coronavirus made you lonely?

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we socialise with friends and family and use public spaces. This means that we need to review and update our draft loneliness strategy so that it can better meet our borough’s needs. Once again, we are asking for your views and ideas on how we can help... More

    Closed 17 February 2021

  • Proposal to remove the Direct Debit discount scheme

    We currently offer a 5% discount to adult social care customers if they pay for their care by Direct Debit. The scheme was introduced in 2016 to try to incentivise take up of Direct Debits. At that time the council wanted more people to pay by direct debit as it was considered the most economic... More

    Closed 12 February 2021

  • Climate Change Consultation

    Tell us what you think about our draft Climate Change Strategy. Foreword Climate change is the greatest threat to society. Its effects can be seen everywhere from the melting of the polar ice caps, to the devastating forest fires in Australia, to the floods that have ravaged... More

    Closed 15 January 2021

  • Lindley Estate Pre-Planning

    You have been directed to this website from a letter about our exciting proposal for a new council homes at council rent on the Lindley Estate. With over 10,000 households on the councils waiting list the need for genuinely affordable housing has never been greater and Southwark council,... More

    Closed 4 January 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked service users and providers for their views on the updated Travel Assistance Policy 2020, and in particular whether the terms of the policy were sufficiently clear.

You said

Overall respondents found the revised policy sufficiently clear, but offered comments on some of the specific terms.

We did

We have implemented a number of detailed changes to the text of the Policy, and the revised Travel Assistance Policy has now been approved by the Lead Cabinet Member.

We asked

What time of day are you able to leave waste out for collection in the morning and evening?

You said

  • In the morning between 8am and 9am
  • In the evening between 6pm and 7pm

We did

  • We listened to the views expressed by residents and businesses
  • We will use the most popular suggestions (as above) for the Camberwell Town Centre scheme
  • As with other areas that benefit from the scheme, there will be no waste or large commercial waste bins on the streets of Camberwell Town Centre for most of each day
  • These arrangement will make the area cleaner and more pleasant for everyone


Southwark Council has made the decision to postpone the roll-out of the timed waste collection scheme to Camberwell in response to the current impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having.

The current government advice is for non-essential businesses to close and for people to stay at home unless they are travelling for the reasons given in the guidance. It is essential for us as a council to follow the government advice regarding staff, and the stay at home requirement, in order to limit the spread of the virus.

We asked

We want to change how the streets perform so that we can improve:

  • walking - by providing new crossings and widening footways
  • cycling - by providing segregated cycleway
  • bus reliability - improving bus journey times
  • local access issues - by creating two-way streets
  • public realm - such as Lower Road shopping area

We asked what you thought of our propoposals which included:

  • All roads are made two-way, except for Cope Street, Croft Street and a small section of Hawkstone Road
  • Lower Road between Rotherhithe Old Road and Redriff Road becomes bus and cycle only to enable connections with Cycleway 4 and the Rotherhithe Cycleway
  • The through route for traffic becomes Rotherhithe Old Road, Rotherhithe New Road, Bush Road and Bestwood Street
  • A segregated two-way cycleway is provided along  Lower Road, this forms part of the overall Cycleway 4 proposals
  • Straight ahead movement introduced from Plough Way into Rotherhithe New Road
  • Five new pedestrian crossings
  • Public realm improvements including new planting
  • Three trees removed, 13 new trees provided. Over the two projects there is an overall gain of five trees
  • Amendments to some bus routes

You said

In total, there were 1220 respondents to the online consultation.  Approximately 70% of those that responded supported the proposals.  The full report can be found here.

We did

We are now reviewing the scheme in light of the comments and suggestions that have been raised.  The review is expected to be completed in the Autumn of 2020.