David works at The Spinney on Windmill Drive, providing outdoor play and learning opportunities for local children and their families. In his work with local schools he has observed a rift developing between children and the outdoor world, which would once have been considered their natural element. He thinks that bodies like CCMAC have a role to play in healing this rift. He wants to help build on the work already done by CCMAC and other concerned bodies, towards turning Clapham Common into an oasis of biodiversity.
Tim lives in Clapham Old Town and enjoys using the Common for running and relaxation. He is passionate about preserving the Common as an asset for the whole community and ensuring its environmental sustainability.
Cllr. Linda Bray
Linda has lived in Clapham for over 30 years and is a local councillor for Clapham Town ward. She visits the Common most days with her dog. Her mission is to preserve the Common as a green and peaceful haven for community use and to make sure it receives its fair share of parks investment in Lambeth.
David is a Clapham resident and joined CCMAC two years ago to become a representative for the LGBTQ community. David was recognised in the Lambeth Community Awards 2014 for his role in celebrating diversity and inclusiveness and as chairperson of Bandstand Beds – a community crop-growing project.
Adrian has lived near Clapham Common for 26 years and has always been an active user of much of what it has to offer . He can regularly be seen running or in the cricket nets with his children and also enjoys fishing on Eagle and Mount ponds a few times a year. He has been a volunteer coach for local hockey club London Wayfarers for five years and has watched his children playing school sport on the Common since they were at nursery. He is also very interested in nature and gets a lot of pleasure in spotting the occasional woodpecker or sparrowhawk on the Common.
Cllr. Jack Hopkins (President)
Jack is the elected member for Oval Ward. He is the Cabinet member who holds responsibility for Neighbourhoods. He is the President of the Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee and has the political overview for Lambeth’s Parks, Commons and Open Spaces.
Cllr. Bernard Gentry
Bernard was born in Clapham and has lived in Clapham all his life. First elected to Lambeth Council in 1994 Bernard has been a passionate supporter of the common over many years. He is particular keen to promote biodiversity and wildlife protection. Bernard is the councillor for Clapham Common Ward and Vice-chair of the CCMAC.
Cllr. Nigel Haselden
Nigel was elected in Clapham Town Ward. Nigel feels lucky to have lived by Clapham Common for nearly 40 years. He has been a member of CCMAC as a community representative and a councillor and is chair of governors at Clapham Manor Primary School. He knows the value such a fine green space has for the wellbeing of the whole community and especially its young people. Nigel is committed to attracting resources to enhance the Common and sustain the priceless importance it holds for so many people.
Manager, This is Clapham, Business Improvement District.
Tricia is Chair of the Friends of Clapham Common (FCC). Tricia has lived in Clapham for over 20 years and has been on the FCC committee for 4 years. The FCC works to protect and enhance Clapham Common. As a community group of some 500 members, FCC runs projects to improve the biodiversity of the Common and to restore its buildings and facilities. FCC plants trees and bulbs, runs nature trails and bat walks for local schools and families and works with Lambeth Council to ensure Clapham Common remains a special place for all.
Martin Read has lived in the Clapham South area for 18 years. He is a Chartered Accountant and is currently involved with a team creating a local community bank for Hampshire.
Elected Community Representative.
Simon Millson (Chair)
Simon is a long-time Clapham resident and local campaigner. He believes the Common is a valuable green, open space and a great asset for the local community and through sustainable management and wise use should continue to bring pleasure and joy to a wide cross section of people. He is committed to maintaining the Common as an historical landmark in London.
Alex is a Clapham resident who loves the Common and uses it to exercise and entertain his two sons. Alex has been on the CCMAC since 2012 and believes that the Common should be managed as a resource for everyone.
Helen O’Malley (Vice-Chair)
Helen has lived in Clapham for 30 years and has a long involvement with CCMAC. Her ambition is to see the CCMAC finally established as the full partner with Lambeth in the management and protection of the Common. Recently retired from Lambeth Council, she has a continued interest in the value of the Common as both educational and activity resource for the young.
Maev is acting representative of the Clapham Society.
Lara was appointed as Parks Manager in May 2016.
Dr Iain Boulton
Iain is the Environmental Compliance Officer for Lambeth Council.