I am keen to stand as an area representative on the Ham and Petersham Neighbourhood Forum Committee.
I understand that David Williams has proposed me and I believe Andrew Beedham is a seconder.
I have lived in Petersham since 1982, when I moved here with my three children who all went to Greycourt School.
I am an architect-planner, now semi-retired and working from home as a consultant. I deal mostly with general planning matters (applications and appeals) and have a very wide experience of planning policy issues, both local and national, the Richmond planning system, permitted development rights, etc.
I have been interested in Localism and the Neighbourhood Forum idea from the early days and have assisted with some of the preliminary set-up procedures. My aim would be to help the Forum keep to the proper tenets and principles of this innovative legislation, in particular as it relates to local planning issues.
What I can bring to the committee:-
- I am one of a small group involved in setting up the Neighbourhood Forum, as this is an idea I strongly support and I enjoy working with the others in the team.
- I have plenty of experience working with planners and councils in my professional life.
- I am an enthusiastic supporter of community activities and have been a Street Champion since 2010.
- I know the area well, having lived in North Kingston for over 20 years and in Ham for 7 years.
- I have a good understanding of youth issues, as I have 2 teenage boys age 17 and 18. Both have recently achieved great GCSE Grades at Grey Court School in 2012 and 2011.
Proposer Andy Dawson at 11 Lake Gardens, Ham, Richmond. TW10 7SJ
Seconder Jean Loveland at 45 Cavendish House, Ham Close, Ham, Richmond
I strongly believe in the special character of Ham and Petersham. Together I believe we can do more to help the area continue to be a special place to live.
I live in Martingales Close with my family. I am actively involved with Ham & Petersham Cricket Club. This year I received an “OSCA” Award from Surrey County Cricket for services to cricket in the community for setting up our first junior section, helping raise the funds for the new clubhouse and raising £20k for charity. I am chairman of Martingales Close Resident’s Association.
I want to bring these skills to help the wider community through the neighbourhood forum to help preserve and improve the area.
Proposer: David Yates, 20 Martingales Close
Seconder: Steve Tebb, 30 Bishops Close
Jude Holmes & Cornelia Costeanu
Joint Application from Jude Holmes and Cornelia Costeanu – we would job-share the position if successful
We’re Ham residents who share a passion for Ham’s village atmosphere, its environment and its people. We’d like to help Ham residents connect more, in a new village hall for example, or at a swimming pool. Jude would like to create a forum that allows Ham residents to barter their skills, volunteer services and give away unwanted items. For example, a speaker of other languages might offer language lessons in return for website design help.
We support initiatives for renewable energy and the improvement of local areas with good planting to provide the community with consumable produce. We would set up a voluntary gardening team to give abandoned gardens a tidy-up.
Proposer: Chas Warlow, 2 Russell Gardens, TW10 7QE
Seconder: Ruth Durant MA SOAS, QTS, EAL Education & Inclusion Adviser, RICHMOND EAL FRIENDSHIP GROUP CENTRE (address to be supplied)