• Population


  • Life Expectancy

    Men: 81.5, Women: 86.2

  • Demographics

    Non-white: 28.3%, White: 71.7%

  • Local Deprivation Rank (out of 23 wards)

    Dulwich Wood: 17th, Dulwich Hill: 20th, Goose Green: 21st, Dulwich Village: 23rd. Southwark ranked 40th out of 326 local authorities for deprivation (high)

  • Child Poverty Rate

    8.7% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits. (National average and Southwark average: 13.5%)

  • Births

    776 live births in 2017

  • New requests for adult social care support (per 100,000)

    686.3 (Southwark Average 606.2)

  • Crime rate per 1,000 people



Attending an event held by your local community is a great way to get to know the area you live, or get involved in local initiatives. 

All the events uploaded to Southwark CAN are geared towards either getting you involved in your community through activism, volunteering or meetings, or events that give you the chance to meet and learn more about the people in your area.

Are you a charity or community organisation looking to get connected to Southwark's voluntary and community sector?

Wards & Councillors

Dulwich has 4 wards with a total of 9 councillors. All councillor seats are occupied by Labour Party candidates.

Ward councillors for Walworth are listed beneath each of the pictures below.

Get in touch with councillors if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in. Click on the names in each list to be redirected to their contact details.

Click on the images below to open ward maps in a new window.

Councillor Richard Leeming – Deputy Cabinet Member for Digital Inclusion (Labour)

Councillor Margy Newens– (Labour)

Councillor Catherine Rose – The Mayor of Southwark (Labour)

Councillor Andy Simmons (Labour)

Councillor James McAsh (Labour)

Councillor Victoria Olisa – Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Brexit (Labour)

Councillor Charlie Smith – Deputy Cabinet Member for Tenant and Leaseholder Management (Labour)

Download Southwark Council's Area Profile for Dulwich

Empowering Communities​

Empowering Communities is a community engagement programme run by Southwark Council.

The programme aims to make communicating local issues to the council easier for community organisations, residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Each of Dulwich’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

Dulwich is represented at 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: Sunil Chopra / sunil.chopra@southwark.gov.uk / 020 7525 4277

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.

Community Champion: Andy Simmons / Andy.Simmons@southwark.gov.uk / 07956 624484

To see when your next ward or forum meeting is, click the button below to visit our events section

Member of Parliament

The UK public elects Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent the interests and concerns of their constituents in the House of Commons.

MPs can assist you in a variety of ways, from making private enquiries on your behalf, to raising matters publicly in the House of Commons.

Dulwich and West Norwood
  • Telephone


  • Email


  • Address

    Helen Hayes MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA (Please ensure that you include your full postal address).


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