Cllr Fiona Colley
Cllr Fiona Colley is the Chair of the Creation Trust and also the Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Corporate Strategy on Southwark Council. Fiona is responsible for ensuring that regeneration in Southwark delivers for our local communities and is determined to see the Aylesbury regeneration plans made a reality. She has lived in Southwark since 1997 and has has been the Labour councillor for Nunhead Ward since 2002. Prior to her election to Southwark Council she worked in pension fund management. She has a Masters in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.
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.
Cllr Dan Garfield
Dan was elected as councillor for Faraday Ward in Walworth in May 2010. He is committed to ensuring a better working and living environment for everyone on the Aylesbury Estate. Dan works for the Local Government Information Unit, working to promote innovation in local councils. Locally he takes an interest in the on-going regeneration of the Aylesbury and wider-Walworth area and is committed to working with residents to ensure that the voice of Walworth is heard as much as possible at every level in what is the largest regeneration zone in Southwark.
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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.
Linda Edwards joined the Board of Creation in 2012. She is Chair of Thurlow Lodge TRA and has lived on the Aylesbury Estate since 1990, she used to live on Wendover, but is now on Foxcote. As a registered carer, Linda is keen to see that the views of carers are represented on the Board. Linda wants to give something back to Southwark Council, as when she was made homeless, they found her somewhere to live. Linda has two boys and is a grandma. Linda works part time at St Johns Church, Larcom St, where she has worked for 13 years.
Paul Bates is currently Head of Communications at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and is a former Head of Communications at Luton Borough Council. He was Head of Media for national charity Help the Aged and has also worked in HM Treasury and Local Partnerships. Paul served as councillor for Faraday ward – in which the Aylesbury is part – for eight years from 2002 – 2010, where he was a member of the Board of the New Deal for Communities scheme.
Melvin has lived on the estate for many years. He is involved involved in the BACC84 T&RA. He works to support residents having a say in the future of the estate. He works to promote the rights of residents and improving housing conditions, amenities and environment.
Martin, is has worked on a number of regneration projects, he was the 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
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.
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 Vice-Chair of the Aylesbury Steering Group (working with the Council to oversee the redevelopment) and chairs the Re-Housing Sub Group. Jean is the manager of the Tykes Parent and Toddler Group. Childcare is a particular concern of Jean's, as is ensuring that all residents, especially those who are less able to speak up for themselves, get the best deal out of the redevelopment.
Tony is a resident of the estate and has represented the Wendover Tenant and Residents Association on the NDC Board since its inception. He has been elected Chair of the NDC Board in the past for a period of four years. Tony works as the Premises Manager at Thurlow Lodge Community Hall. He is particularly interested in ensuring that residents from the area's diverse black and minority ethnic communities get their voices heard and facilities built that meet their specific needs.
Cllr Abdul Mohamed
Cllr Abdul Mohamed is Southwark council cabinet member for community engagement and equalities. And the chair of Southwark’s Democracy Commission. He is also Deputy Mayor of Southwark.
He has been a resident of Southwark since 1990 and has been Labour Councillor representing the Faraday Ward which includes the Aylesbury estate since May 2002.
He is very passionate in wanting as many local people become active in every field of civic life and local bodies such as the Trust. Abdul started work as an engineer with Cementation of Doncaster and has a BSc. in mining engineering from the University of Leeds. He has also worked in inner city Regeneration and for several years in the large scale transformation of Angell Town Estate in Lambeth.
Abdul can be contacted about any issues or problems in the area on 0207 6397079
Laura has lived on the estate for many years, she is a resident of Taplow and represents their T&RA. She also works in local schools.
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.
Kevin is the most recent Trustee to join the Creation Board. He joined in 2013 as the new representative for leaseholders.
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