Looking for New Trustees
Over half the places on Creation’s Board of Trustees are reserved for resident members; this means that local people have real influence over the decisions that are being made about the area and the priorities of the Trusts work. We are currently looking to recruit some new trustees to our board. If you are interested, please email Charlotte@creationtrust.org
Cllr Leo Pollak
Chair of Creation Trust, Leo Pollak is Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing. He was appointed chair in October 2020.
Jean Bartlett MBE
Jean is the elected Vice-Chair of Creation Trust, and has lived on the estate most of her life. She is the Chair of the Aylesbury Tenants and Residents Association. Jean is also Chair of the Regeneration subgroup and is a member of the Aylesbury Area Forum, working directly with the Council. Jean was also manager of Tykes Parent and Toddler Group, which closed its doors in 2016. Jean continues to take a keen interest in ensuring that there is decent childcare provision for all residents, especially those who are less able to speak up for themselves, get the best deal out of the redevelopment.
Lahan is an active member of the community with a commitment to seeing that the area is improved for the benefit of local people. Lahan managed the Aylesbury Learning Centre for over 10 years. His skills focus on human resource management, financial resources, community support and development and IT management. His main interest in becoming a Creation Trustee is to ensure that local people's needs and interests are heard and addressed, especially in terms of local employment, enterprise and Worklessness issues and that the "new Aylesbury" is a better living and working environment for all.
Cllr Jack Buck
Jack is a Labour councillor for Faraday ward and a full time community campaigner. He is committed to ensuring that the Aylesbury regeneration delivers a lasting legacy for our young people by helping to deliver secure and well paid work within the community, along with skills and training opportunities. He is also determined to protect options for residents on the Aylesbury, particularly the right to remain and return to the footprint of the estate.
Peta is a highly experienced senior manager with extensive experience across the not for profit sector. Specialising in housing and regeneration, she has worked with a variety of Housing Associations, Partnerships, Trusts and Local Authorities, including the London Borough of Southwark. Peta is currently Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of Southwark PCT and a Board Member for East Homes Housing Association.
Naznin Chowdhury has five years experience on urban regeneration policy and projects, including positions in central and local government in the UK. She specialises in planning and regulatory issues as they affect economic development in diverse inner London economies and also has a passion for community and youth development work. She has an MA in European Studies from King's College London.
Cllr Lorraine Lauder MBE
Lorraine was born in Faraday ward and was elected as Councillor in 2002 and has served as the Mayor of Southwark. Lorraine works hard for East Street market where she has been very involved in campaigning for improvements. Lorraine became involved with the Nelson Tenants Association, serving as Chair for 13 years as well as Chair of the Taplow Neighbourhood Forum. She has been involved in the People Care Association for 41 years and received an MBE in 2005 for her work with the organisation.
Donna has lived on the Aylesbury Estate for 40 years, which she says has been the best place to live. She works at InSpire - a local learning, arts and community centre, which she says is the best job in the world. Donna has been on the on the Aylesbury Tenants and Residents Association Board for 13 years, and has found it a very rewarding as well as enjoyable experience. Donna is looking forward to the re-building of the 'new Aylesbury', and in having a part in ensuring local people needs and interests are heard and addressed.
Primary school teacher Bev is a leaseholder on the Aylesbury estate. She joined the Board in 2016 and says "I am passionate about the community that has grown up around the Aylesbury estate and relish the opportunity to be an active participant in its protection throughout the regeneration project."
Long time Aylesbury resident Amparo has lived in Michael Faraday House for many years. She set up and runs the Latin American Cultural Group which aims to share Latin American arts with the diverse community of the Aylesbury estate and the surrounding area. Amparo is very well known locally, and has done youth work in the community for many years.
Martin has worked on a number of regneration projects across London. He was the former Head of the Aylesbury Regeneration Team until 2009 when he moved to a different local authority. He brings his experience to assist residents on the future plans for the area.
I came to live on the Aylesbury in 1994 after many years working in America as nurse and librarian, and have come to appreciate what a great London location this is: everything within brisk walking distance! As a leaseholder I try to represent leaseholder interests on the Creation Trust Board, especially in relation to the regeneration process and problems leaseholders may have with rehousing. Having been a carer to my mother for several years, I am also very concerned about the impact of the regeneration on our elderly residents. This includes not only the moving process, but also the ways in which the new housing and services are designed.
Sharon has lived on the Aylesbury estate for 3 years. Previously she lived and worked in the Caribbean, where she was Chair of the Credit Union supervisory/regulatory Committee for over 10 years. She has a lot of voluntary experience working with young people, teaching bible school and other youth activities for over 20 years. Speaking about being a Creation Trustee Sharon says; "I love to see development and progress in all areas of life. I am proud to be on the Board of Trustees, who are working to help people live and enjoy their neighbourhood. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing regeneration in action and witnessing the completion of new homes and the community coming together for the people we serve and live with."