Lambeth Council

Call 020 7926 1000

The Lambeth London Borough Council are the local council responsible for the London Borough of Lambeth.  Based in the Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton, the council is one of the 32 divisions of the capital and was first elected in 1964.

Lambeth council is responsible for a wide range of public and business services for people living in the borough.  It operates the local schools, transport and rubbish collection as well as being responsible for collecting council tax and business rates for the area.

The council is divided into 21 wards:

  1. Bishop’s
  2. Brixton Hill
  3. Clapham Common
  4. Clapham Town
  5. Coldharbour
  6. Ferndale
  7. Gipsy Hill
  8. Herne Hill
  9. Knight’s Hill
  10. Larkhall
  11. Oval
  12. Prince’s
  13. St Leonard’s
  14. Stockwell
  15. Streatham Hill
  16. Streatham South
  17. Streatham Wells
  18. Thornton
  19. Thurlow Park
  20. Tulse Hill
  21. Vassall

Contacting the council

If you want to get in touch with the council, you can use the website, or you can contact either the main town hall location or the Customer Centre in the Civic Centre, Brixton.  They also operate out of hours services for housing management which is 020 7924 6666 and other emergencies on 020 7926 1000.

The website is a great place to start finding out information and there is a range of services you can use through it as well.  The main page is  If you prefer to chat on the phone, the different departments have their own telephone numbers to use.

The benefits team handles all benefits and can be reached on 0345 302 2312.  If you want to talk to someone about one of the local schools, there is the school admissions team on 020 7926 9503, the inclusion team who can be emailed on [email protected] and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities team on 020 7926 9460.

If you have problems with your rubbish or recycling collections, you can call the team on 020 7926 9000 or email to [email protected].  And for information about leisure, libraries and parks in the area, call 020 7926 0750 for libraries and 020 7926 9000 for parks and green spaces.