Local democracy and decision making

In this section you can access a wide range of information and documents relating to the council's decision-making processes, find out about forthcoming council meetings and obtain contact details for your local political representatives.

Please follow the links below to access the information you require.


Committee meeting information

Information regarding the Council's committees can be found here. You can find the agendas, minutes of previous meetings, as well as officer reports discussed at previous meetings. Information is also provided on dates of future meetings, and issues that will be discussed in future.

Covid-19 and accessing Committee meetings

Lambeth Council meetings are being run online so that governance can continue despite Covid-19, in line with the Government’s emergency rules introduced in April 2020. These new rules allow councils to hold remote (virtual) public meetings to enforce social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We will be using Microsoft Teams to run these live-streamed meetings, which members of the public will be able to hear and see.

To access these meetings, please go to the calendar of meetings page and browse this page for the meeting you wish to access. If you click on a meeting you are interested in watching this takes you through to the Agenda page for that meeting. You can then either copy and paste the link provided as the location into your browser or can access this same link via the Agenda front sheet (agendas packs are available as PDF documents via links at the top of the meeting page). Assessing this link will prompt you to download the application or watch on the web instead. Please follow the instruction to watch on the web. Importantly, please note that you will see a blank screen until the meeting starts.

A video recording will also be available online after the meeting. If anyone would like to watch the event back after it has taken place, you will need to use the link provided in the agenda. This can be found by following the above steps for those meetings which have concluded. Clicking on this link and selecting “watch of the web instead” will enable you to watch the recorded stream. The videos remain available to view for 180 days. Recordings may be used for quality and training purposes.

Members of the public wanting to participate in council meetings are still able to do so by putting forward a deputation or questions using the standard procedures. Please contact the listed clerk/contact for a meeting you wish to participate within, their details are found on the front sheet of each agenda. Please note that by participating in the meeting, you are consenting to being recorded and published as part of an online webcast.

Access committee meeting information via your tablet device

You can also access committee meeting information via our new app for android and apple tablet devices. In the Apple App Store or Google Marketplace just search for Modern Gov or click on the links below Apple App Store or Google Marketplace (for android) We have also developed some tips: Click here for guidance

For some of our meetings we stream the audio live and provide a recorded version using a system called Audio Minutes, for more details contact the team or access archived recordings in our library Audiominutes Library

How to get involved

Please see the how to get involved section of the website for ways in which to participate in local democracy, such as asking public questions, attending public meetings, joining the Youth Council or standing for election.

You can access and sign current electronic Petitions submitted to Lambeth Council, as well as accessing information on Petitions (electronic and paper) that have already been completed.

It is also possible to subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding particular issues and committee meetings.

Outside bodies

Contact details for the council representatives on outside bodies and forums that are independent from the council.

Decisions

Information regarding the decisions by Individual Cabinet Members, Cabinet and Committees, as well as officer delegated decisions taken by council officers.


If you have any comments or suggestions on this section, please email democratic services at democracy@lambeth.gov.uk or telephone 020 7926 2170.

To view documents in pdf format you will require the free Adobe Acrobat