• Population


  • Life Expectancy

    Men: 72.8, Women: 82.7

  • Demographics

    White: 54%, Black: 25%, Asian: 11%, Other: 10%

  • Deprivation Rank

    Ranked 40 out of 326 local authorities (high)

  • Child Poverty Rate

    18.5% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits

  • Births

    1,200 live births

  • New requests for adult social care support

    425 (highest in Southwark)

  • Crime rate per 1,000 people


Get Involved in Peckham & Nunhead

Join the Southwark CAN mailing list


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.

Wards & Councillors

Peckham has 5 wards with a total of 13 councillors.

Ward councillors for Peckham 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 Renata Hamvas

Councillor Victoria Mills

Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Brexit; and Deputy Community Champion for the East Central Area


Councillor Jasmine Ali

Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care

Councillor Peter Babudu

Councillor Nick Dolezal

Councillor Barrie Hargrove

Councillor Johnson Situ
Cabinet Member for Growth, Development and Planning

Councillor Cleo Soanes

Councillor Evelyn Akoto
Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health

Councillor Richard Livingstone
Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport Management and Air Quality 

Councillor Michael Situ

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 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

Peckham is represented at the East-Central 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.

Gill Kelly
Tel: 020 7525 3690
Email: gill.kelly@southwark.gov.uk

To see when your next wardor 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).


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