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 oversee the development of the neighbourhood plan and monitor its use on behalf of the Neighbourhood Forum.

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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.

Lee Sargent Secretary

Lee is a local resident and works at Calverts printing cooperative in Bethnal Green. He is the Secretary of the Forum Committee in charge of the Minutes and maintaining organisational and legal documents.

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.
Will Tanner Committee Member

Will lives locally with his family and has experience of local regeneration and community development policy. He runs a thinktank which focuses on strengthening community and economic opportunity.

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 Fundraising Officer

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 and to help ensure the Neighbourhood Forum meets the timetable and standard necessary to submit it for independent examination.

The Forum Committee for the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan currently meets every three weeks and 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 Treasurer

Supporting the Fundraiser, the Treasurer will produce monthly statements and help prepare budgets for events and grant applications. A modest role given our modest spending.

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.