Committee

Sarah McMichael (Chair)

has enjoyed living in the Forum area for 17 years and is the current Chair. Raising a family here, she works as an accountant and artist. 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.

Alec Feegrade

moved to the area one year ago and wants to be involved in local planning activities as he plans to stay here. He works for an architect’s firm, has an interest in historic buildings and is a musician in his spare time.

Ann Lewis

has lived in the area for 40 years and raised a family here. She is a former teacher in the Borough of Lewisham and a Friends and Users of Staplehurst Shops (FUSS) activitist, in particular organising the planting and Christmas fairs.

Ayaka Takaki

moved here in December 2016 and is an architect and building conservator. She knows the neighbourhood area and is keen to get to know people and support the community.

David Ford

has been a local resident for 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.

Gill Stoker

has lived in the area for 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 keeps the website updated.

Michael Diamond

has lived in the area for 25 years. He is a health and safety advisor and cares about the environment. He has recently become active on pollution, car rat-running and commuter parking and has joined London Living Streets to campaign for pedestrian rights.

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.

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 is 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.

Cllr Simon Hooks (co-opted)

has been a councillor for Lee Green ward for three years and was a member of Lee Forum’s committee in 2016. Simon lives just outside the ward with his wife and two young children. Simon sits on a variety of committees within Lewisham Council and also works with a number of groups based in Lee Green.

Councillors from Blackheath ward (Lewisham) and Middle Park & Sutcliffe ward (Greenwich) have also been invited to be co-opted onto the committee. 

Pippa Bampton (co-opted)

has lived in the area for 54 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).