Tim announced he was stepping down from the Chair after serving for two years. He said:
It is with some regret that I have decided not to put my name forward again to be chair of the Sydenham Society, principally because I was not finding as much time for it as I would have wished. I am pleased to say that other members of our executive will be continuing, so that the Society will continue as strongly as ever.
Our executive is currently considering how to make the role of chair less individually time consuming, and as members you will be informed about any candidates to be my successor, and have the opportunity to vote for him, her or them at our AGM, March 30th.
Tim Lund succeeded Pat Trembath as the new chair of the Sydenham Society in March 2008.
Tim came from Oxfordshire to Peckham bringing a bit of the countryside with him.
After reading Maths at Oxford Tim went into the City stockbroking – and a local allotment. His twin track career went to Credit Suisse and changing Southwark’s transport policies.
He was a prominent player in the early days of Transport 2000 south London activities. Harvey Sherlock of the CPRE was a heavy influence in the concept of how cities could be broken down into working and enjoyable communities.
A concept Tim explored and documented in the form of the Dulwich Community Website «www.dulwich.co.uk» one of the first in the country and one of the inspirations for our Sydenham Town Website. It also signalled a change of career for Tim as he developed the IT side of City business and adopted a more relaxed lifestyle.
Growing vegetables made Tim look south to Sydenham for a larger allotment and as his family grew they finally decamped to a larger home in Silverdale in 1999.
Success in the City doesn’t mean Ferraris and Porches. Quite the opposite – Tim doesn’t have a car. Well not his own but a Streetcar is his desire «www.streetcar.co.uk» and a bicycle.
Old habits die hard. Tim couldn’t resist building another website for the Kent House Leisure Gardens «www.klga.com» and has another in the pipeline.
His resolve not to return to community activism lasted a little longer. It ended with a chance visit to one of Chris Best’s Regeneration meetings.
That and his report of the first Sydenham Assembly «here» caused Tim to fall into the clutches of Sydenham Society’s Executive Committee Head Hunters.
From which there is no known escape … until now!