Local democracy in Newham needs to improve to better engage, involve and represent all our residents. That is why the Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has set up an independent Democracy and Civic Participation Commission.

Newham Democracy and Civic Participation Commission

Newham Council wants residents to feel part of where they live and how decisions are made in the months and years between elections, and wants to support local people to shape Newham’s future, including the way it is governed.

The Commission wants to hear from Newham residents, including you, as part of this process.

They want to hear about your experience of local decision-making and how you think it can be improved.

And they want to involve you in a meaningful conversation about future options for how the council works and is governed politically.

Upcoming events

Wednesday 22 January, 6pm - 8.30pm
Britannia Village Hall

This event is an opportunity to discuss, listen and exchange views on different themes connected to local democracy with other residents in small groups. Rounds of discussions will be recorded... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
Thursday 23 January, 10:30am - 1pm
Manor Park Library

Come drop in for a chat with us at anytime during these times. There will be a table with people supporting the Democracy Commission waiting to hear and record your... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
Friday 24 January, 12:30pm - 4pm
Jack Cornwell Community Centre, Manor Park

Come drop in for a chat with us at anytime during these times. There will be a table with people supporting the Democracy Commission waiting to hear and record your... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
Wednesday 29 January, 10:45am - 5pm
Stratford Library

Residents of the London Borough of Newham are invited to the third and final public hearing as part of the Democracy and Civic Participation Commission in Newham. Residents will have... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free