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wards &

councillors

Councillors represent their areas, or wards, to the council and give a voice to their communities. Bermondsey & Rotherhithe have 5 wards with a total of 15 councillors. Ward councillors for Bermondsey & Rotherhithe are listed below. Get in touch with councillors if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in.

find your

councillors

Councillor Humaira Ali (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor William Houngbo (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Damian O’Brien – Deputy Leader of the Majority Opposition Group (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Anood Al-Samerai – Leader of the Majority Opposition Group (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Eliza Mann– (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Hamish McCallum (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Sunny Lambe (Labour)

Councillor Leo Pollak – Cabinet Member for Social Regeneration, Great Estates and New Council Homes (Labour)

Councillor Leanne Werner (Labour)

Councillor Stephanie Cryan– Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation (Labour)

Councillor Kath Whittam(Labour)

Councillor Bill Williams (Labour) 

Councillor Nick Johnson – (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Jane Salmon – (Liberal Democrat)

Councillor Dan Whitehead – (Liberal Democrat)

empowering

communities

Empowering Communities is a community engagement programme run by Southwark Council. The programme comprises of regular individual ward meetings held by councillors, and two multi-ward meetings per year. The aim of empowering communities is to make communicating local issues to the council easier for communities. Each of bermondsey & rotherhithe's wards meets with their councillors a few times per year to talk about issues affecting their neighbourhood, and discuss ways that public money and time could be spent improving it, or even new regeneration proposals in the area. Everyone in the neighbourhood is welcome to join these meetings.

These are your opportunity to directly engage with the issues in your local neighbourhood.

Your local councillor organises community meetings for members of their ward to discuss issues affecting the local area.​

Sometimes, your councillor will chair a joint meeting with a neighbouring ward/ councillor to discuss an issue affecting both wards.

Twice a year, the council hosts a multi-ward meeting for residents across several wards. 

These meetings are mainly for funding programmes information, process, and announcement of decisions, including:

Cleaner Greener Safer

Neighbourhoods Fund

Democracy Fund

Devolved Highways Fund

Bermondsey & Rotherhithe are represented at the North-East forum and the north-west forum

In each multi-ward forum, a Councillor will be a community champion and will chair these meetings, ensuring they operate effectively. Contact this councillor and the Empowering Communities Development Officer (below) for more information on ward meetings and multi-forum meetings

Community Champion: Cllr Sunny Lambe, sunny.lambe@southwark.gov.uk, 07985 114 345

You can contact the local Development Officer with questions, suggestions and feedback for the council on things like policy, grants, and public spending in your ward or multi-ward forum. They also provide administrative and organisational support. You can find their contact details below.

Bridget Galloway: 020 752 1780 or email Bridget.Galloway@southwark.gov.uk.

forum

maps

BERMONDSEY & ROTHERHITHE ARE PART OF TWO FORUMS. NORTH BERMONDSEY, SOUTH BERMONDSEY, ROTHERHITHE AND SURREY DOCKS ARE ALL PART OF THE NORTH-EAST FORUM, WHEREAS LONDON BRIDGE AND WEST BERMONDSEY ARE PART OF THE NORTH WEST FORUM. ARE PART OF THE EAST-CENTRAL FORUM IN THE EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES NETWORK. CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO OPEN AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF EACH FORUM

local

demographics

  • POPULATION

    81,030

  • LIFE EXPECTANCY

    Men: 77.2, Women: 81.9

  • Births

    1,088 live births

  • DEMOGRAPHICS

    Non-white: 56.9%, White: 43.1%

  • Deprivation Rank

    South Bermondsey: 9th, Rotherhithe: 12th, North Bermondsey: 14th, London Bridge and West Bermondsey: 15th, Surrey Docks: 22nd. Southwark ranked 40th out of 326 local authorities for deprivation (high)

  • Child Poverty Rate

    21.5% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits. (National average 13.5%)

  • New requests for adult social care support

    380.8

  • Crime rate per 1,000 people

    117.9

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profiles

download southwark council's complete area profiles for bermondsey & rotherhithe.

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