Sarah McMichael (Chair) has enjoyed living in the Forum area for 23 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 60 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 30 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 36 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.
Nicolette Duckham has lived in the area for 21 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 over 30 years and enjoys the local facilities and environment. She has been a committee member since 2019. She feels it is important for local people to be heard and involved in the development of their area and community. She is a member of FUSS (Friends of Staplehurst Shops) helping to plant and water the many planters on Staplehurst Road, and volunteers for the annual FUSS Christmas Fair and Spring Craft Fair.
Rozina Visram has lived on the Greenwich side of Lee Forum for many years and has been involved in the Forum from its inception. Rozina has BA Hons History from London university and M.Litt from Edinburgh. She is a published author with a specialism in the history of Asian migration to Britain since the 17th century. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University in 2006. She has a long history of teaching history and politics in local schools is involved in various university projects.
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 has three degrees from the University of London, including a PhD in Art History, and worked as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University for more than 21 years. She maintains the Forum’s Facebook page and helps to keep the website updated.