MEET THE COMMITTEE

CHARLES RUNCIE

Chair

​Charles is a former BBC sports executive, now a self-employed consultant and lecturer across a range of work in media, sport and broadcasting.  He’s lived in Southfields for over 20 years, and fully involved in community life as both Governor of a local primary school and Chair of the Southfields Grid Residents’ Association.  Living close to Coronations Gardens Charles would like to have its facilities upgraded and extended to be enjoyed by everyone, locals and visitors alike.

DANIEL LUND

Treasurer

Dan is a resident of Pirbright Road and a solicitor by profession.  

 

Dan was motivated to be part of the Committee to progress initiatives that will make the Gardens a place to be used and enjoyed by all

JO DAINOW

Committee Member

Eco Warrior

Jo has lived in Southfields for over 20 years. Having given up a corporate life 2 years ago Jo embraced her love of wellbeing and nature and became a Walk Leader for Walking for Health, leading and attending various walks in the Borough and on Wimbledon and Putney Common where Jo also volunteers.
 

Jo's passion for the outdoors and its benefits are why she joined the committee.

TOBY DEAN

Committee Member

Toby is a doctor working West London. He has lived for the past 3 years with his wife and daughter in Southfields.  He hopes to play his (small) part in turning Coronation Gardens into a more welcoming, cleaner and safer space for all to enjoy.

JONATHAN LEGGE

Committee Member

14 years commercial experience within the Travel Industry, now using my network and contacts to help recruit for senior roles within the travel and travel tech industries.

 

Lived on Standen road since 2011 and coronation gardens has become a very important part of my family’s life and so would love to be able help create an even better space for future generations.

CANDICE CHEERS

Committee Member

Candice moved to Southfields 6 years ago and lives with her husband and young son on Longfield Street.  

 

She's is a geography teacher by trade and passionate about protecting the green spaces in our cities so they can enhance our wellbeing today and in the future.  Candice looks forward to helping Coronation Gardens stay a safe and clean place for children to play

SUSANNAH PERRY-GREENE

Vice Chair

Chief Wine Taster

A Graphic Designer by trade, since leaving the BBC Brands team, Susannah supports the local community by giving new local businesses the design tools they need to trade and by organising community events such as book clubs, street parties and easter egg hunts.

 

Susannah's house backs onto Coronation Gardens and she is keen to improve and make the Gardens a safer, cleaner green space to be proud of  in Wandsworth

NADA SAVITCH

Fundraiser

Nada has lived in Standen Road for over 30 years and now cares for her elderly mother. She ran a social enterprise supporting people with dementia to be involved in their communities, for over 10 years. She wants everyone who uses the Gardens to have a role in the Friends.

WENDY CATER

Committee Member

Wendy Cater has lived at three addresses in the borough for over 40 years and has long served on various committees for the Wandsworth Society.

 

Wendy is particularly keen on cherishing the open spaces we are so fortunate to have. Coronation Gardens is now ever-present in her eyeline!   

SUKI GIBSON

Committee Member

Gate Locking

Suki has lived in Pirbright Road for the last 26 years and has been a user of Coronation Gardens on an almost daily basis with a succession of dogs and Children!

She feels that Coronation Gardens is a wonderful facility and we should do all we can to keep it safe, well cared for and accessible for all to use.

ELLORA COUPE

Committee Member

Design & Planning

Ellora runs her own business in interior architecture and planning. She's spent most of her life growing up in Southfields as both a child and now a mum of two.

 

Ellora would like to see a treasured green space, like Coronation Gardens revived, to better meet the needs of the local community. It’s a forgotten historical garden, that has the potential to become a treasured and happy haven for both families and all local residents.

“Make the space we all use a better one”

 

Our Aims

As The Friends of Coronation Gardens in liaison with Wandsworth Borough Council and/or its contractors would include:

• Acting as a forum for all residents and users of the Gardens, to raise, discuss and agree any issues regarding any aspect of its use.

• Coming up with suggestions for promoting the Gardens, which may include an annual open day, cultural festivals or other commercial or community events.

• Liaising regularly with Wandsworth Council and its contractor Enable plc about the current state of the Gardens, or any improvements that could be made.

• Subject to agreement and help from Enable, applying for external grants for one-off projects where the current maintenance budget cannot be used.

THE FRIENDS

focoronationgardens@gmail.com

PARKS POLICE (7am - 11pm)

07500959442

parkspolice@wandsworth.gov.uk   

ENABLE PARKS

parks@enablelc.org 

020 3959 0060

WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL

020 8871 7620

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Suki: +44 7881 404130

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