Empowering Communities Programme - public

Closed 8 Mar 2020

Opened 28 Feb 2020


Last year the council introduced the  Empowering Communities Programme to encourage Residents to discuss local matters and strengthen their link with ward councillors. The Programme includes:

  • Ward Forums – run by councillors
  • Multiward Forums – community funding decisions
  • The Democracy Fund – to cover the costs of community-led meetings
  • Annual Conference

 Further information can be found – https://www.southwark.gov.uk/engagement-and-consultations/empowering-communities/empowering-communities-programme

Privacy statement  
Any personal information recorded here will only be used by our Empoweing Communities Programme and Consultation and Involvement Teams for the purposes of reference and contact. If you are concerned about how the council uses your personal data or would like to enquire about the personal information we hold on you, please contact us via dpo@southwark.gov.uk or on 0207 525 5000.

More information about your rights is available on  our website, or via the Information Commiissioner (www.ico.org.uk)


Why We Are Consulting

The council is now reviewing the Programme and is keen to get residents’ views – whether you have been to a ward forum or not. Below is a short questionnaire where you can tell us what you think and how we can improve.


What Happens Next

The review will analyse and summarise the stakeholder responses and will also include comments from Empowering Communities Programme officers.


  • All Areas


  • Community and voluntary groups


  • Communities