Lee Forum’s purpose is to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of the neighbourhood.

We are a community interest company made up entirely of local volunteers who work with the local community, local councils and other local and national groups to for example, produce the neighbourhood plan, support and protect our local traders, community facilities and groups and heritage and improve issues such as derelict and empty buildings, flytipping and transport problems.

Membership is free, and open to all who live, work, or have an interest in the area. We are always looking for new committee members so please get in touch if you are interested.

Lee Neighbourhood Planย 

2019’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan has since been amended following 2020’s Section 14 Consultation and Health Check. The latest, updated Section 15 Submission Neighbourhood Plan can be read Here and is now ready to be submitted to Lewisham Council and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. To see how it was amended following the Section 14 consultation and health check please read the Consultation Statement Here.

At Section 15 Submission the two councils will review the plan to ensure it is compliant with their own Local Plans. The plan will then be independently and externally examined to ensure its follows the requirements of the Localism Act, reflects local consultation and does not conflict with national and other policies. The plan will then be consulted on locally again (Section 16 Consultation), and following any changes required at each of those stages having been made, be put to a referendum for local people to vote on (organised and run by the two councils). Finally it will be adopted by both councils as part of their planning policies, by which local planning will be guided for the next 10 -15 years.

The Neighbourhood Plan will influence where new homes, shops, community facilities and offices are built by facilitating planning permission for those that best meet the needs of the local community. It will also help protect valued local heritage and character.

Keeping updated

Please become a member to ensure you receive all our consultations and updates. New committee members and volunteers are welcomed. Please email us to become involved.

The Lee Forum uses both Facebook and Twitter to report news and events. However if you prefer not to use social media, please find a digest of our Facebook posts below which is updated automatically:

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1 year ago
Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup - Office for National Statistics

This link shows COVID deaths per capita, making it possible to compare different council areas.
Lewisham: 106 deaths per 100,000 people
Greenwich: 85 deaths per 100,000 ... See more

1 year ago
The Victorian Society

A bit outside the Lee Forum area, but does anyone know the history of this building, in particular who the Victorian architect was? ๐Ÿ™‚

1 year ago

Remember the crowdfunding that led to the painting under the bridge at Lee station? The artist is unable to work at the moment because of the lockdown, but has organised some T-shirts based on his ... See more

1 year ago
Coronavirus UK: how many confirmed cases are in your area?

A very useful link, where you can check your local area statistics on a daily basis. Coronavirus cases identified in Lewisham currently 490, Greenwich currently 322.
NB: ... See more

1 year ago
On London

"With the last-minute extension to the Mayorโ€™s term due to the coronavirus we can only hope for the reintroduction of the small sites policy so that we can get on with delivering the homes London ... See more

1 year ago
A Coordinated Community Response to the Coronavirus | Lewisham Local

Here is a volunteering link to help people in Lewisham during the crisis, or to request support:

1 year ago
Volunteering | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Royal Borough of Greenwich

A coordinated response from Greenwich for those who would like to volunteer their help during the COVID crisis -- ... See more

1 year ago

*** Lee Green Police Safer Neighbourhood Team ***
Panel meeting Wednesday 18 March, from 7pm, Lewisham Police Station -- all residents welcome. Please confirm attendance by email to ... See more

1 year ago
Walkers urged to help save historic footpaths before 2026 deadline

"Walkers are being urged to help identify 10,000 miles of historic footpaths that are missing from the map in England and Wales and could be lost for ever." ... See more