Meeting lots of great people

Have been meeting a lot of interesting people recently.

Sarah Kinson used to work for Voluntary Action Waltham Forest, lives in the St James St area and is keen to help out as and when she can.

Amy Croome is debating with fellow creatives about finding a space to work; most of them do bar work to make ends meet so are considering how to use their bar experience to raise funds….maybe cocktail pop-ups? Rooms of our Own is really looking forward to co-operating with Amy and her group.

Jonathan Crossley is involved with Architects E17 and is really interested in the Rooms of our Own project and willing to consider putting together a design review panel to make sure we are fully consulting with local communities.

Michelle Doust is a graphic designer who has kindly offered to produce some pro-bono designs for us to use for our Spacehive crowdfunding….. we are delighted to hear we have been approved for this …. and guess what? Jonathan Crossley is her housemate!  Who knew?

Jessica Watts works for Swan Housing. They are very interested in our project and have gone away to do some sums!

Clem Smith heads up Waltham Forest’s Business Development section. He is going to make some useful contacts for us

Yvette Chin is Waltham Forest’s new project officer for the Heritage Lottery Scheme in the St James St conservation area. The site we hope to build Rooms of our Own on is just outside the boundary, but near enough that Yvette really welcomes our involvement.

Betul Cunninghame has started up a Walthamstow Link4Growth group, meeting for the moment at 56a, St James St. Again a great opportunity to network with local businesses and voluntary groups.

Seventies Sisters held another meeting on 26th July, and lots of women there really supportive of our project …. although most of them seem to live in Hackney!

Busy, busy, busy!




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