• Norwood Forum

About Norwood Forum

Norwood Forum is a volunteer-led organisation covering the three south Lambeth wards of Gipsy Hill, Knights Hill and Thurlow Park.  We aim to celebrate our wonderful neighbourhood and its vibrant, diverse, but cohesive community whilst making a positive difference to the quality of life for people who live and work here.  We publish a fortnightly newsletter,  dedicated to communicating and connecting the local community.

Norwood Forum Committee members

All can be contacted by email to: info@norwoodforum.org

Noshir Patel: Chair

Noshir Patel has lived in Norwood for the last 40 years. He trained originally as a research neuroscientist and subsequently worked as a manager in the NHS.  He is currently retired and enjoys living in Norwood and would like to help make it a more lively and thriving community. He is currently involved in several local groups and amenity societies including the Norwood Forum and the Friends of Brockwell Park.

Gloria Orosungunleka: Vice-Chair

I moved to Norwood in 2011. I have enjoyed seeing the changes in Norwood and enjoy participating and seeing changes on behalf of the people in Norwood. As a trade union activist I believe that the workers are the union and are stronger together in their outcomes. I believe that the community in Norwood has grown from strength to strength with togetherness, and believe that all people who live, work ,study and visit Norwood have and will continue to have their views heard. I enjoy seeing the community thrive and look forward to seeing Norwood grow further to being a wonderful, exciting cultural hub. I am currently involved in the faith community and currently attend a church in Brixton. I enjoy reading, exploring the local community.

Sunil de Sayrah: Treasurer

Sunil has lived in West Norwood since 2010 and is involved with a number of local groups.  He is Treasurer of the Norwood Forum and StreetWorks, on the steering committee of the Norwood Planning Assembly and a driver for Feast, Foodbank and MENCAP.  He is also a volunteer with Victim Support.

Colin Fenn

Colin has lived in West Norwood since 1987, and advises Blue Chip companies on complex projects. He has qualifications in engineering and in history, has written extensively on cemeteries - including Norwood, and sits on national bodies that promote the care and integration of cemeteries. He has previously worked in town and transport planning, and has a passion for helping West Norwood thrive as a community. Colin is an organiser of West Norwood Feast and a general Mr Fixit.

Sharon Fuller

Sharon has lived in West Norwood since the 1980's. Prior to retirement a couple of years ago, she worked as Head of Visual & Performing Arts at a college for adult education in central London and continues involvement there on a voluntary basis. She also works as a carer for a family member. Sharon enjoys living in West Norwood and can often be spotted in one of the many lovely local cafes!

Su McLaughlin

Su has lived in Norwood for 30 years and is a connector and worker in the community. She is passionate about community cohesion and giving local people a platform to have their say. She believes in experiencing as much of life as possible, and is an actor, writer, business-woman and philanthropist amongst other things. 

Jan Ware

Jan has lived in West Norwood for nearly 50 years and is active in local community groups including Norwood Pensioners Group and StreetWorks.  She was part of the parent lead campaign to expand Elmwood Primary School so that more local children could attend their local school.  Through her work at The Old Library for local charity Rathbone she works with various residents and local groups.  

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