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We are planning on doing some maintenance work this weekend (29 and 30 July) ​On Saturday there will be no access to online forms between the hours of 1 - 4pm. Sunday there will be no access to payments, maps and planning applications between the hours of 10am and 1pm. We apologise for the inconvenience.​

Meet the Mayor

The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, wants to hear from you. You can contact him directly about issues personal to you, join a discussion with other residents and businesses in the borough or invite him to an event you are organising.
Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales

Get in touch

You can email the Mayor.

Or write to him at:
The Mayor of Newham
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU

Invite the Mayor

The Mayor also makes frequent community visits across the borough: from schools to coffee mornings to community events.

You can invite the Mayor to visit an event you are hosting. If you fill in the invite the Mayor application form we will let you know if it is possible. Please give plenty of notice for your event.

How we can help

For some issues you will get an answer more quickly by applying for services from, reporting problems to or appealing directly to the right council team.

Report it  


Apply for it  




Access council information 


Parking ticket appeals 


School admissions appeals 

You must follow a statutory process to appeal against a decision to refuse your child a place at your preferred school.

Planning applications and appeals 

These enquiries are not taken at surgery but find out how to apply for planning permission and how to appeal against a planning decision.

Assistance with immigration issues

You must contact your local MP if you have any immigration problems.

Advice on starting up a new business

These enquiries are not taken at surgery but see how we can help you to set up your business and make it a success.

Advice on selling to the council

These enquiries are not taken at surgery but if you run a business and you want to supply goods, services, building or other works to us, you can find out how to do it on our tenders and contracts pages.

‘Here to help’ sessions

Newham residents who would like to talk to the Mayor individually, can go along to one of his regular ‘Here to help’ sessions. To register for the surgery you must arrive at the venue up to 30 minutes ahead of the advertised time.

First Thursday of the month*, 11am
Old Town Hall Stratford
29 The Broadway
E15 4BQ

Second Thursday of the month*, 11am
Library doors do not open until 10.30am
Canning Town Library
105a Barking Road
E16 4HQ
There is no surgery on 8 June 2017

Third Tuesday of the month*, 5pm
The Gate Community Neighbourhood Centre
2-6 Woodgrange Road
E7 0QH
Fourth Saturday of the month*, 10.00am
East Ham Town Hall
324 Barking Road
E6 2RT
**The Mayor’s 'Here to help' session on Saturday 22 April 2017 will be at East Ham Town Hall which is next door to the East Ham Customer Service Centre and Library. There is no surgery on 27 May.
*Here to help sessions are not held in August or December or Bank Holiday weekends. 

Telephone surgeries

You can telephone 020 8430 2000 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month*, from 10 to 11am and leave your contact details. The Mayor will then phone you back at a later time.
*Telephone surgeries are not held in August or December
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Contact us

  • The Mayor of Newham
    London Borough of Newham
    Newham Dockside
    1000 Dockside Road
    E16 2QU

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