Our Mission

The SE5 Forum works to improve Camberwell for the benefit of all members of our diverse community. The Forum was set up to be the eyes, ears and voice of the community, to see and understand what is happening within the area, to listen to concerns and raise them with the relevant organizations.


The SE5 Forum works with a number of partners in the local community to gather views and deliver improvements. Find out more about our partners here.

New Vision for Camberwell

The SE5 Forum has been taking the views of Camberwell people to find out what people like about Camberwell and what they want to change. We’re working on a new Vision for Camberwell to capture and share those views. The Vision will set out the areas that people want to focus on for the next 3 years.

Our Story in Years

 After consulting Camberwell people we set up SE5 Forum and hosted the Camberwell ‘Jigsaw’ Event to gather information about “What’s Good, Bad, Missing in Camberwell”.

 Set up the Camberwell Leisure Centre Working Party which led to the refurbishment of the Leisure Centre.

 Held Beijing Olympics Handover Event on Camberwell Green which attracted 2000 visitors.

 In response to concerns expressed by consultants at King’s College Hospital A&E we hosted a Knife Crime Symposium.

 Joined Lambeth Forum Network which provides much needed core funding.

 Led the campaign to save the South London Line.

 Launched Camberwell Artists Network with an event showcasing local creative industries.

 Launched Camberwell Business Network (CBN).

Vision for Camberwell published.

 Supported the creation of Camberwell Green Farmers Market.

 Creation of Camberwell Community Choir.

 One year to Go Olympic Event on Camberwell Green.

 Launched Friends of Camberwell Green.

Secured Cleaner, Greener Safer Funding for Lomond Grove Green Link from Camberwell Green to Burgess park.

 Following the 2011 riots CBN was awarded £50K from Community Restoration Fund for work with businesses and the community.

 Supported Early Years Groups in celebrating the Olympic Torch visit to Camberwell.


 First Camberwell Palace of Variety.

 Free Film Festival.

 Camberwell Food and Drink Festival.

 Scare Concert.

 “Meet the Candidates” Event – Camberwell people met local election councillor hopefuls.

 Successful submission to the High Street Challenge for Camberwell Business Improvement District (BID) feasibility study.

We concentrated on forwarding the Camberwell Business Improvement District.

 Building links between Southwark and Lambeth friends of libraries and green spaces group.

Successful Bid to register the Nag’s Head PH as an Asset of Community Value.


Meet the Board

Barbara Pattinson

Barbara Pattinson Chair SE5 Forum


Barbara has been active in SE5 Forum from the beginning. Recognitions include a Southwark Civic Award, 2010 Volunteer Centre Southwark Active Citizen and Keib Thomas Community Activist of the Year. She is patron of Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers and a Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust Governor.

Craig Stansfield

Craig Stansfield Vice Chair


Craig leads on the development and implementation of the SE5 Forum’s A New Vision for Camberwell, which guides what the Forum seeks to achieve, both in partnership with other organizations and directly. He also leads on the SE5 Forum’s efforts to improve sustainable transport to and within Camberwell.


Stephen Shemilt

Stephen Shemilt


Steve has worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience in Camberwell since 2000, and is currently the Institute’s Operations Officer. Steve represents the Institute and King’s College London on the SE5 Forum. Although he has now moved out of the area, he retains a keen interest in supporting the local community here.

Sophy Tayler

Sophy Tayler


I’ve lived and brought up my family in this corner of London, whilst holding down jobs in IT, and healthcare. Looking for ways of improving our parks, and transport, and including all parts of the community in making Camberwell a better place. These are my focus areas for SE5 forum.

Colin Hunte

Colin Hunte


It is a privilege to serve on the Board of the SE5 Forum. I am a board member on the Southwark Pensioners Centre, the British Caribbean Association, Friends of Kennington Park, and the Secretary of the West Indies United Cricket Club. I feel I have a full understanding of the various fiduciary, obligations and governance requirements of a Board Member.


Edmund Miller

Edmund Miller


Edmund (Mundy) Miller is a dedicated Camberwellian, having lived here for going on 5 years. He is interested in community matters, local business and the improvement of infrastructure, health, wellbeing and the environment for SE5 residents. Edmund is a qualified chartered surveyor working in commercial property. He lives on Upstall Street in Camberwell.


Johannes Wolff

Johannes Wolff


Johannes moved to Camberwell in 2013 with his family and is loving the vibe and feel of the neighbourhood. He has worked for the public sector in Canada, the EU and the UK, and now looks forward to getting engaged locally.



John Frankland

John Frankland


John has been involved in community safety since 1986 and has chaired the Herne Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel since 2005. He is also a member of the Coldharbour Panel and the Lambeth SNP Chairs Group. John works with three Lambeth area forums and is a school   governor. John is SE5 Forum Deputy Lambeth Rep.

Olaniyi Alabi

Olaniyi Alabi


Olaniyi is very passionate about the development and regeneration of Camberwell and its environs and also about the social inclusion of all residents. Olaniyi is an assistant Business Administrator at King’s college Hospital.