Committee

Sarah McMichael (Joint 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.

Mark Rochell (Joint Chair)

has lived in the area for over 16 years. Mark has recently been involved in local politics which has led to him becoming further involved in the Lewisham Green Spaces Forum, in joining the committee of the Friends of Manor Park, and to becoming Joint Chair of Lee Forum. He is a strong advocate of our local community groups and has a particular desire to encourage, via the Neighbourhood Plan, a cleaner, healthier environment for the Lee Forum area.

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.

Gill Stoker (Joint Media Officer)

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.

Pippa Bampton (Joint Media Officer)

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).

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.

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.

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.