London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies is pleased to announce that its chairman, Peter Eversden, has been awarded an MBE in the honours list for services to Community Engagement in Planning for London.
Peter says he is delighted to receive the recognition for his volunteering work over the past 35 years in the civic movement but considers the award is for the achievements of London Forum’s team and of its 150 community groups and individual members across London.
Peter is also chairman of the Bedford Park Society, a past trustee of the William Hogarth Trust and a member of the Mayor’s Outer London Commission since 2009. He joined London Forum as a trustee in 1996 and became its chairman in 2001. Peter has been involved in the development of the London Plan since the GLA was created and the London Forum’s 25th anniversary in 2013 was celebrated for all its members by Boris Johnson at City Hall in appreciation of the work done by community volunteers.
The London Forum is a charity established in 1988 by the Civic Trust to network, support, inform and represent its members across the capital, helping communities to build civic engagement and involvement with their local authority in planning, sustainable development, service provision and the improvement of localities.