Dr Eleanor Margolies, a South Londoner who has lived in Camberwell since 2002, is a writer, researcher, and well-known local campaigner. She was chair of her estate’s Regeneration Project Team for five years, fundraising for a community garden and the estate's first cycle lockers, helping to organise two Big Lunch street parties, and successfully advocating for residents over recycling bins and road safety. In 2014, Eleanor led a citizen science project to study air pollution with pupils at Dog Kennel Hill School and scientists from King’s College London: "Children and the elderly are most at risk but we’re all affected." Eleanor loves discovering local history, quiet streets and new cafes by walking. She created a guide to Camberwell art and parks and has led walks for the public. She is a member of the Cycle Joint Steering Group on Southwark Council and campaigns for safe cycle routes and secure bike parking. In her spare time she volunteers with Wheels for Wellbeing at the Herne Hill Velodrome. [Read more...] [Eleanor's blog...]
Paula Orr has lived in the Peckham area for 18 years and is active in protecting green space and giving people a voice in decisions that affect them. Some of the campaigns she has worked on are the successful protection of the Peckham Multi Storey Car Park (home of the Peckhamplex cinema and Peckham Levels) and opposition to unaffordable and inappropriate housing developments in Peckham town centre. Before coming to Peckham, Paula lived and worked for 15 years in Chile where she set up and ran an environmental not for profit company working on recycling and the development of green enterprises at the community level. Paula currently works for a London-based environmental consultancy.
Susie Wheeldon has worked as Campaigns Manager at SolarAid, the international solar power charity, and also in the City of London. She has established energy efficiency initiatives and cycled round the world’s deserts to promote the potential of solar energy. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College. Susie says: "The Green Party champions not only a truly sustainable future, but a fairer future for all. The passion and determination of our candidates will be used to improve local services, fight for fair wages and defend our green spaces."