Who we are

The Herne Hill Forum is made up of Members and 20 Committee Members. Members are able to vote at public meetings and receive our newsletters. Whereas the Committee is the Forum’s decision making body and meets regularly to receive project updates and approve new initiatives.

Committee Members should expect to spend about four hours a month attending meetings and reading emails and Committee papers.

Each Forum project has a Committee Sponsor who acts as liaison between the Project Team and the rest of the Committee. This role requires a commitment of six to eight hours per month.

The Forum’s Officers (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chair) bear additional responsibility for the Forum’s external relations and regulatory compliance. Incumbents should expect to dedicate about four hours per week to the cause.

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Committee Members

George Hornby - Herne Hill Forum
George Hornby (Chair)

George has lived on the Southwark side of Herne Hill since 2011. He became secretary to the Forum in 2017 and has a background in law, finance and business. As a wheelchair user, he is a fan of smooth, clear pavements and gentle ramps.

Harry Winter - Herne Hill Forum
Harry Winter (Vice Chair)

Harry has lived in Herne Hill for twenty years and joined the committee in 2019. He likes community groups large and small and is a passionate believer in improving air quality. He is often to be found running or eating pizza, activities he considers complementary.

Nicholas Paul (Secretary)

Nick has lived in Herne Hill for 2 years and many years before that in South West London. As a keen cyclist he was active in the campaign to protect Herne Hill Velodrome. He has had a career in the law as a barrister and Judge. He is currently on the Board of SkyWay, a charity which helps young people in Hackney. When his children were of school age he was a school governor at both primary and secondary level.

Jonathan Barry
Jonathan Barry (Treasurer)

Originally hailing from South Africa, Jonathan recently moved to London to live with family. He is a Chartered Accountant and loves a game of chess.

Mary Burguieres - Herne Hill Forum SE24
Mary Burguieres

Mary has lived in Herne Hill, Southwark since 2001. She joined the Herne Hill Neighbourhood Plan Working Group in February 2015, and the Herne Hill Forum Committee in January 2016. Mary is interested in helping to foster an inclusive community through the Forum’s activities and engagement, particularly ones in which children and young people are able to thrive. She is also a committee member of the Friends of the Charter School.

Jim Davidson - Herne Hill Forum, SE24
Jim Davidson

Jim went to Rosendale Infants & Juniors and opened Brockwell Art Services in 1979. He worked on the Herne Hill Project Board to deliver Station Square and wants to see family run businesses continue to employ local people in a spirit of communal endeavour.

Sian Dragonetti

Sian first moved to Herne Hill (Lambeth) in 2011, and, following a 4-year stint living in southern California, returned home in 2015. She joined the Herne Hill Forum in summer 2016 because she loves the area and wants to contribute to the community. She was involved in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Maude Estwick, member of the Herne Hill Forum
Maude Estwick

Maude has been a resident of Herne Hill, Lambeth, since 1979 and has been part of the Herne Hill Forum committee since its inception. She was active in the regeneration of the Milkwood Community Park and is interested in the development of local green spaces.

Carolina Fox - Herne Hill Forum
Carolina Fox

Carolina moved from Mexico to Herne Hill in 2013. She joined the HHF in October 2014 with the aim of giving something back to the community who had received her and her family with open arms. Carolina is always looking at ways to help make projects become reality. She is very enthusiastic about everything to do with culture and children. She has made SE London her forever home after establishing her business in the area.

John Frankland

John joined Herne Hill Forum in 2006 and is involved with community safety, having co-founded the Herne Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel. He is also a member of the neighbouring ColdHarbour and Camberwell panels and is co-ordinating the Community Roadwatch in Herne Hill Ward. He is also on the governing body of St. Saviours Primary School on Herne Hill Road.

Giles Gibson

Giles is a long standing resident of Herne Hill, and has been involved with the Herne Hill Forum for many years.

Robert Holden - Herne Hill Forum
Robert Holden

Robert has lived in Herne Hill since 1944, and in the same house since 1948. He is a life member of the Herne Hill Society and of the Friends of Brockwell Park. He was present at the foundation of the Herne Hill Forum, and has attended meetings ever since. At a Forum meeting in 2002, he wrote the resolution that initiated the review of the road junction at Herne Hill. He maintains the two council noticeboards in Herne Hill. He delivers illustrated lectures on the village, the buildings and the people of Herne Hill, and his enthusiasm for Herne Hill is undimmed by time.

Peter Hore

Peter has lived in the Herne Hill area since 1971. He has worked as a teacher and secondary school Head, as well as stints of military service, at the London Stock Exchange and in local and national politics. He has an academic background in Geography and a particular interest in environmental issues. He thinks Herne Hill is a great place to live. It’s diverse, has excellent transport facilities and wonderful local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The area has a real sense of community in which Herne Hill Forum has played a major part. He is married with two children and four grandchildren.

Tricia Keracher-Summerfield - Herne Hill Forum
Tricia Keracher-Summerfield

Tricia has lived in Herne Hill since 2006 apart from a few years spent in East Dulwich. She first joined the Herne Hill Forum as a contractor in 2014 and joined the Committee 2018. During her time with the Herne Hill Forum, Tricia has been involved in various projects and events such as the Neighbourhood Plan, the Halloween Parties, public meetings and Hustings, the piano crowdfunding, the mural and lighting and much of the behind the scenes administration work.

James Leabeater

James lives in Herne Hill with his wife and two young sons. He is in awe of what the forum and other similar groups have achieved so far. He would like to work with others to improve public transport and provision for cycling and pedestrians; to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; to improve the streetscape and our wonderful green spaces; to help local businesses and generally to help Herne Hill to become an even better place to live.

Garrett Mears - Herne Hill Forum SE24
Garrett Mears

Garrett moved to Herne Hill (Lambeth) with his family just before the flood of 2013. Finding a strong and vibrant community, he joined the Herne Hill Society, Friends of Carnegie Library, and Friends of Brockwell Park to support local efforts. Four years later, he has joined the Forum committee to help protect what makes Herne Hill a special place to live.

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Fred Taggart

Fred is one of our newest committee members. He is working to start up a new project – the Herne Hill Community Fund – aiming to bring a lot of positive benefits to the local area.

Beth Taylor - Herne Hill Forum SE24
Beth Taylor

Beth has lived in Herne Hill (Lambeth) since 1981 and has been an HHF committee member since 2010. She has been involved with various HHF projects – starting with the Herne Hill map in the tunnel, and presently leading on History Hear, which aims to collect and share oral recordings of life in Herne Hill past and present. She is also a member of Rollscourt and Cosbycote Residents Association.

David Taylor

David has lived in Herne Hill (Lambeth) since 1981. He was a founder member of the Herne Hill Society and was the Society’s representative on the Forum committee a few years ago. With his planning background he became involved in the preparation of the neighbourhood plan in 2015 and joined the committee soon afterwards.

Hazel Watson

Hazel has been a Herne Hill resident (Lambeth) for over 50 years. She is particularly interested in the development of parks and community areas for the residents.

Forum Contractors

Alice French
Alice French

Alice started work as the Forum Administrator in February 2021. She supports all the Forum business, manages our social media and generally makes sure things run smoothly. If you contact the Forum, it’s likely to be Alice who replies. She grew up in south London and has lived in Herne Hill since 2019.

Jasia Warren - Herne Hill Forum
Jasia Warren

Jasia started work as the Forum Project Manager in January 2019, having spent a large part of the previous twenty years in front of a computer making websites. She enjoys working with local communities to deliver fun projects that bring people together. She is often to be found in Station Square talking to traders or planting flowers.