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Councillors represent their areas, or wards, to the council and give a voice to their communities. Camberwell has 3 wards with a total of 8 councillors. All councillor seats are occupied by Labour Party candidates. Ward councillors for Camberwell are listed below. Get in touch with councillors if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in.

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Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE (Labour)

Councillor Tom Flynn (Labour)

Councillor Kieron Williams – Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Innovation (Labour)

Councillor Radha Burgess – The Mayor of Southwark (Labour)

Councillor Jason Ochere (Labour)

Councillor Ian Wingfield (Labour)


Councillor Peter John OBE – Leader of the Council (Labour)

Councillor Sarah King– (Labour)



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 PECKHAM'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

St. Giles Ward and Camberwell Green Ward are in the West-Central Forum.

Champion Hill Ward is in the South 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 for West-Central: Dora Dixon-Fyle / / 07535 932 329

Community Champion for South: Andy Simmons / / 07956 624 484

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.

Officer for West-Central:

Grace Semakula
Tel: 0207 525 4928


Officer for South forum:

Fitzroy Lewis
Tel: 020 7525 3084



camberwell is part of both the west-central forum and the south forum in the Empowering communities network. st. giles and camberwell green are part of west-central, whereas champion hill is part of south. click the button below to open an interactive map of each forum






    Men: 80, Women: 86.3

  • Births

    678 live births


    Non-white: 53.1%, White: 46.9%

  • Crime Rate per 1,000 people


  • Deprivation Rank

    Camberwell Green: 6th, St. Giles: 10th, Champion Hill: 19th. Southwark ranked 40th out of 326 local authorities for deprivation (high deprivation)

  • Child Poverty Rate

    16.2% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits. (National average 13.5%)

  • New requests for adult social care support




download southwark council's complete area profiles for Camberwell. For information on champion hill please read the south profile, and for st. giles and camberwell green you should read west-central