Lewisham Council – Communicating with residents

Lewisham Council have created a webpage publishing their current progress on the climate emergency.

It was clear from the casework councillors were receiving and the number of questions being submitted to Full Council by the public that a webpage for residents about the work Lewisham is doing on the climate emergency was needed. The aim of the page is to keep track of what actions the borough is taking.

The webpage shows how carbon emissions have reduced since 2005 and it states the time line for the launch of Lewisham’s Climate Action Plan which will lay out the actions and costs of becoming a carbon neutral borough by 2030. The webpage also links to individual projects underway in the borough that reducing carbon emissions such as a district heat network and active travel improvements. By linking to individual pieces of work residents can see that the whole council is making steps towards the 2030 goal.

Lewisham has also created an email group for residents to sign up to. This regular email provides them with regular updates on the council’s actions. In the first of these email updates residents were asked for suggestions to include in a 30 actions by 2030.