Social action Southwark Community Action Network Peckham & Nunhead On this page: Wards and Councillors Wards Maps Empowering Communities Demographics Wards and Councillors Councillors represent their areas, or wards, to the council and give a voice to their communities. Peckham has 5 wards with a total of 14 councillors. All seats are occupied by labour candidates. 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 councillor listed on the map to be redirected to their contact details. Go to councillors (Coming soon) Wards Map Empowering Communities Empowering communities is a community engagement programme run by southwark council. The programme comprises of regular individual ward meetings held by councillors, and two multi-ward meetings per year. The aim of empowering communities is to make communicating local issues to the council easier for communities. Each of Peckham's wards meet 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. We've put together a page with more information on the Empowering Communities programme and who you can get in contact with to get involved. Learn More Demographics Below we have compiled some basic information to help your understanding of Peckham. Besides what you see below, there are also a number of other avenues you can pursue to uncover more specific statistics and quantitative information about Southwark. Population 75,600 Life Expectancy Men: 72.8, Women: 82.7 Demographics White: 54%, Black: 25%, Asian: 11%, Other: 10% Births 1,200 live births Crime Rate per 1,000 111.1 Child Poverty Rate 18.5% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits (National average 13.5%) Local Deprivation Rank(Out of 23) Ranked 40 out of 326 local authorities (high) *Source: 'Multi-Ward Profiles 2019 East-Central Southwark'; Southwark’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (2019). Download here.