Committee

Sarah McMichael (Chair)

has enjoyed living in the Forum area for 18 years. Raising a family here, Sarah was one of Lee Forum’s founders, motivated by a desire to give the community a stronger voice in local planning matters. She is particularly interested in fostering vibrancy in Lee Green town centre, Lee High Road and smaller shopping parades.

Marcus Meyers (Treasurer)

is the current Treasurer of the Forum and moved into the area in 2008 with his young family. He works at the cutting edge of public transportation and mobility issues.

Pippa Bampton

has lived in the area for 55 years. She has a great concern for the improvement of facilities for the disabled and is a keen member of Quaggy Waterways Action Group (QWAG).

David Brining

comes from Leeds in West Yorkshire and moved to London in January 2017. He has worked in education for over thirty years, living and teaching in several countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has a BA from the University of Warwick, and an MA and PhD from the University of York. He is currently teaching in the English Language Centre at King’s College London. His connections with Lee and Blackheath come through his mother’s parents, who grew up here in the first quarter of the last century, before moving to East Sussex and a house they named Burnt Ash! David is particularly interested in helping with Lee Forum’s Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Quaggy Walk, Healthy Neighbourhood scheme and the regeneration of the New Tiger’s Head and Leegate Centre. His interests include playing tennis, watching cricket and singing with Eltham Choral Society.

Peter Cleary

moved to his current address in Lee Green 35 years ago from his first address in Eltham. He knows the area well and is keen that, as far as is possible in this day and age, the best in the Forum’s area is preserved. Residing in the area that falls within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, he is aware of the acute pressures arising from the ongoing and proposed developments in and around the Kidbrooke area. He is also a committee member of his residents’ association and the local Ramblers group.

Gillian Deal

moved to Lee 16 years ago, and is passionate about the area maintaining its historic character and sense of community. She is also a strong supporter of environmental issues, having volunteered in Green/Nature’s Gym working groups and negotiated the first corporate green energy deal for a NYSE 100 property company’s client portfolio in the UK. She is keen to be involved in a group which will help shape a positive future for Lee.

Nicolette Duckham

has lived in the area for 20 years, raising a family here. She is a building conservation officer with a West London borough and is familiar with heritage planning matters. She has served on the Forum’s committee since the 2016 AGM and is very keen on local heritage protection and encouraging better quality new development.

David Ford

has been a local resident for over 40 years. He is passionate about our environment, hates littering and flytipping and is a volunteer on the maintenance of station embankments. He helps to maintain the green on Woodyates Road and gets involved in river dipping to keep the Quaggy clear and silt free. He is keen to work on the Forum’s Green and Blue Spaces working group.

Carole Hicks

has lived in the area for 30 years and enjoys the local facilities and environment. She feels it is important for local people to be heard and involved in the development of their area and community. She helps out at keeping the embankments surrounding Hither Green Station pleasant and is a member of FUSS Friends of Staplehurst Shops.

Patricia Richardson

was born and brought up in the area and went to school here. Her grandfather came to Lee at the turn of the last century. Pat is a founder and Secretary of Users and Friends of Manor House Library and has previously served on the committee of Manor House Gardens Users Group. Both of these groups and Lee Forum are part of a Consortium of local groups which work to improve the local area through collaboration.

Peter Richardson

is a founder and Chair of Users and Friends of Manor House Library and continues to battle to retain this community asset. He is also a Lee Green Assembly coordinator and is keen to be involved in a group which has the power to be recognised by Lewisham and Greenwich Councils.

Gill Stoker

has lived in the area for over 40 years and has served on the Forum’s committee since the 2016 AGM. She has a particular interest in eyesore properties in the area and is keen to tackle dilapidation. Gill teaches from home in Lee, and works at the Mary Evans Picture Library in Blackheath Village. She maintains the Forum’s Facebook page and helps to keep the website updated.

Rozina Visram

has lived in Lee Green for over 40 years. She worked as a teacher and head of history at Eltham Green School for many years and is also a published writer, specialising in the history of Asians in Britain from 1600 to 1950. She is a member of Amnesty International, CND, Friends of Sutcliffe Park and Courtlands Residents’ Association. Her main concerns are the environment, with the increase in pollution from traffic and its impact on health and climate change; high rise buildings; the neglect of the built environment; and the need to preserve green open spaces. She is looking forward to the removal of the Leegate eyesore.