• Population


  • Life Expectancy

    Men: 80, Women: 86.3

  • Births

    678 live births in 2017

  • Demographics

    Non-white: 53.1%, White: 46.9%

  • Local Deprivation Rank (out of 23 wards)

    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 (per 100,000)


  • Crime rate per 1,000 people



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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.

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Wards & Councillors

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 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 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)

Download Southwark Council's Area Profile for Camberwell

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 Camberwell’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



Walworth is represented at the West-Central forum AND the South Forum


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 is 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 / dora.dixon-fyle@southwark.gov.uk / 07535 932 329


Community Champion for South: Andy Simmons / Andy.Simmons@southwark.gov.uk / 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
Email: Grace.semakula@southwark.gov.uk


Officer for South:

Fitzroy Lewis
Tel: 020 7525 3084
Email: Fitzroy.lewis@southwark.gov.uk

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.

Camberwell and Peckham
  • Telephone

    020 7219 4218

  • Email


  • Address

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