Forum Committee members

Our Forum Committee members

The Forum Committee is a group of local representatives who lead the Forum. It is a working group of local people who help organise the necessary consultations, meetings and communications needed to bring the community together and identify key issues.

The role of the Forum Committee is to monitor the use of the plan as planning applications are submitted for the plan area, and to promote the plan's objectives for sustainable development.

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Alex Holmes Chair

Alex is a local resident and Government Transformation Leader at AWS. As Chair, Alex calls meetings, leads the Forum Committee group, resolves conflicts, ensures the Committee works efficiently and represents the Forum at consultations and Council meetings.

David Burbidge Committee Member
David has been a Tower Hamlets resident for 40 years and lives on the Old Ford Estate. He has been Chair of the local Healthwatch for 12 years and involved with many other local groups. He has the experience and commitment needed for the role, and being retired, has the time to give.
Seth Pimlott Committee Member
Seth is an artist and producer, who lives in Bow. He works at Chisenhale Gallery as their Producer For Local and Online Audiences. Seth is also pursuing a PhD at QMUL, where his research explores the history of the community arts movement in East London.
Mike Mitchell Treasurer

Mike is a local resident, a former social worker and part of the Good Shepherd Mission in Bethnal Green. He acts as the Forum Committee's fund raiser and oversees report writing and applications.

Eddie Blake Committee Member
Eddie has strong links with the area, is a practising architect and also teaches at a recently established architecture school in London.

Want to join the Forum Committee?

We are looking for members to join the Neighbourhood Forum's Committee.

The Forum Committee for the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan currently meets every two months in the evening, alternating between online and in-person meetings. Committee members are expected to contribute approximately an hour of their time per week in addition to occasional public or Forum meetings.  Most roles are shared to spread the commitments and make it more fun. A great way to make new friendships in the community!

Vacant Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair would support the Chair in setting meetings, leading committee meetings, resolving conflicts, representing the Forum at consultations and Council meetings, and ensuring the Committee performs efficiently.

Vacant Media Officer

Manage a small but regular amount of communications with our Forum members, neighbouring community groups and Neighbourhood Plan organisations. Involves some Mailchimp, Facebook and Twitter action.

Vacant Event Organiser

This role involves helping organise consultation events and meetings alongside our Membership Officer. Duties involve booking venues and ensuring necessary equipment and refreshments are organised.