The Society is managed by an Executive Committee with specialist committees working on Planning, Infrastructure and Environment, Events and Merchandise, Membership and Road Representatives and Communications.
The Executive Committee members are trustees of the Society and the committee is responsible for ensuring the Society is properly managed in accordance with its objects and rules. It takes decisions on expenditure and all policy changes.
- Chair: Helen Jameson
- Hon Treasurer: Simon Baddeley
- Hon Secretary: Nick Bueno de Mesquita
- Minutes Secretary: Simon Hillyard
- Hilary Atherton
- Kate Bowes
- Wendy Williams
- Carol Woolner DipArch, RIBA (Retired)
President of the Society
- Nigel Woolner MBE, FRCM, FRSA, Dip Arch, RIBA (Retired)
- Martin Landy
- Ted Holloway
Sir Donald Insall, CBE, succeeded Sir John Betjeman as patron of the Society in 2001. Described as “one of the leading conservation architects of his generation,” he is the founder of the architectural, conservation and architectural consultancy practice Donald Insall Associates. His practice has worked on some of the most prestigious restoration projects of recent years including the House of Lords’ ceiling and Windsor Castle.
In 1969 he undertook the national pilot study on conservation in Chester, which became a model for strategies in the conservation of historic towns. Over the years he has been a powerful force in the conservation movement, receiving a number of awards including the Europa Nostra Medal of Honour in 2000.
He has been a member of the Historic Buildings Council, the Royal Society of Arts Council, the Ancient Monuments Board, and the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission. He is a member of UK Council, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, Member Advisory/Fabric Committees, Westminster Abbey, and now Southwark and Canterbury Cathedrals and a Member of the Architectural Advisory Committee, the World Monuments Fund (UK).
- David Budworth MBE, Historical Adviser
- Peter Eversden MBE, Special Adviser, Infrastructure and Environment
- Peter Murray, Special Adviser, Architecture, Exhibitions and Publications
The Planning Committee considers and comments on planning proposals in the conservation area with the aim of protecting the character of the suburb. It is concerned with the buildings, their setting, maintenance and appropriate development sympathetic to their architectural and historic importance.
- Carol Woolner (Chair) DipArch, RIBA (Retired)
- Bill Taylor MA DipArch, RIBA, FRSA
- Charles Wagner BSc DipTP, MA, IHBC, MRTPI, FSA, FRSA
Ted Holloway (consulted)
Planning Steering Group
The Planning Steering Group supports the Planning Committee by providing a strategic overview on issues related to listed buildings, planning legislation and conservation in Bedford Park in the context of its unique heritage and the aspirations of its residents.
- Sir Donald Insall CBE (Chair)
- Steven Bee, Principal of Urban Counsel
- Hugh Broughton, Architect
- Peter Murray, Architect (Convenor)
- David Selby, Architect
- Nigel Woolner, President, Bedford Park Society
Infrastructure and Environment Committee
The Infrastructure and Environment Committee deals with issues affecting the street scene and quality of the environment in the Bedford Park area, and the services provided to the community by the local authorities, police and other agencies.
- Helen Jameson (Chair)
- David Blackburn
- Kate Bowes
- Chris Carrington
- Ruth Clarke
- Peter Eversden
- Simon Hillyard
- Martin Landy
- Justin Morris-Wyatt
- Raj Parkash
- Paul Walker
Events and Merchandise
The Events and Merchandise Committee researches and organises a programme of events every year and purchases or commissions items for sale as part of the Society’s fundraising efforts.
- Hilary Atherton (Chair)
- Simon Baddeley
- Ruth Clarke
- Karen Griffiths
- Tessa Hopkins
- Imelda Jones
Membership and Road Representatives
The Membership and Road Representatives Committee handles membership recruitment, the management of the membership database and co-ordination of the Society’s Road Representatives who act as the vital link between the Society and the community.
- Hilary Atherton (Co-Chair)
- Wendy Williams (Co-Chair and Membership Secretary)
- Nick Haimendorf
Road Representatives attend the meeting on a rolling basis.
Information on the role of our Road Representatives and how to contact your Representative.
We have been undertaking a full review of the Society’s communications in order to find ways to make the organisation more open, modern and accessible. The Communications Committee’s role and members will be published as soon as the review has been completed.
The Society works closer with other local associations and liaises with a number of local forums, regularly attending meetings to keep up with developments and represent members’ concerns:
- Southfield Ward Forum
- Chiswick Area Committee
- Southfield Triangle Residents’ Association
- Hounslow Civic Societies
- Hounslow Residents’ Association Forum
- London Forum (Chair: Peter Eversden MBE, Special Adviser, The Bedford Park Society)