Here are the current E16 CLT Board Members, elected by you at our AGM
Dan, Chris and Amy are currently paid to support E16 in their roles outlined here:
More about Alex Peters
In my profession, I am a dance tutor/mentor. I am currently a resident DJ at Maritime Radio and involved in public speaking in various capacities. I have worked in Royal Docks Community School, Shipman Youth Club & St Johns Community Centre (all in E16), in a mentoring & youth work capacity.
More about Boglarka Filler
I became a member of PEACH & E16 CLT as I wrote my dissertation on the housing crisis with the aim of exploring possible solutions and also helping local people. Ensuring that the regeneration benefits all is of key importance to me especially as I am planning to carry out further research on the topic. I am very happy to be part of the CLT.
More about Mabel Amponsah
I have been an active part of the Mears Cats campaign which has led to our rent being reduced by between 40-60%. I also worked for PEACH as a community organiser and helped to develop the Alternative Regeneration Plan with local residents which inspired E16 CLT to start up.
More about Terry Regan
My childhood in the area was great and full of good memories but I’ve seen so many changes. My first job and early career was in demolition and I was heavily involved with the demolition of the notorious Ronan Point and surrounding flats.
In my mid 20s I had a bad accident at work and received 27 breaks during a fall from a roof, I have had approximately 18 operations over the years. In between I’ve done a business course and had mental health and child safeguarding training along with other online courses during the lockdown. I’m very interest in the future of Custom House and want to be involved and a part of the regeneration and the CLT for a great way forward. I want to build a great area to be proud of and future for the community.
More about Sean Connolly
A major concern for many in our congregation inevitably is the housing crisis. The very cohesion of our community is under threat when so many families and individuals live in such vulnerable housing situations due to scandalous housing conditions, chronic overcrowding, high rents, rogue landlords, and the desperate lack of affordable housing across the board. Community Land Trusts offer one part of the solution to the borough’s housing crisis but I believe are of a deeper symbolic value because they are community led and administered, provide genuinely affordable homes, and do so for generations to come. Since 2004 I have been working to establish CLTs across the capital and I am excited in recent times that E16 CLT and Newham Citizens have agreed to work together to build the first CLT in Custom House, as an example of a truly innovative scheme that can be replicated in the borough and across London. It is a legacy we could all be proud of.
More about Lawrence Talabi
More recently, I attended University of London (Birkbeck) and obtained LLB and studied at Nigerian Law School where I obtained BL. I was called to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria recently.