Hi @anamika sorry for the delay in replying, I’ve only just seen your post.
The Council meetings are different to surgeries. In “normal” times, they’re held at the Civic Suite in Catford. About every 4-6 weeks, if memory serves. Members of the public can submit written questions in advance, to which written answers are supplied (the answers are sometimes of rather dubious quality and sometimes pretty useless, but at least it’s a way of getting something on the public record.)
Once you’ve seen the written answer, which should be emailed to you or you can download from Lewisham’s website (your name - but not your contact details - and your written question are also published) you can decide whether you want to put a supplementary question to the Council during the run of the meeting. You sit in the public gallery and when called upon you’re handed a microphone and go for it. You don’t have to ask a supplementary question if you don’t want to and if you’re not asking a supplementary of course you don’t have to attend.
Because of Covid all the meetings are taking place via MS Teams at the moment. You submit your question at least 15 days in advance of the meeting to the address in the link in my first post on this thread. When the Q&As are published, usually the evening before the Council session, but I think a bit earlier at the moment, then you’ll receive an email with the Q&A doc or a link to it and you’ll be asked if you want to ask a supplementary. Rather annoyingly, the Council are now insisting you submit your supplementary question in advance … which rather takes the fun away.
I think the Council meeting is on 3rd March. So you’d probably have to send your question in on Monday. You can download the last published set of Q&As here, if you want to get an idea of the sort of things that people have been asking: