London agm appoint a new Chair

Monday, 25 March 2019

Hello, I'm Ashley and I'm pleased to have been elected the new chair of London committee! 

I started in Woodcraft as a Venturer, and have been one of the Teddington district Venturer group leaders for about 10 years. I was also a facilitator for the national-level Venturer Committee for a while. Prior to being elected chair I was an occasional attendee to London committee meetings, including being involved with organisation for last year's London region camp.

In addition to our London Woodcraft Facebook group, I also set up the London region Instagram (@londonwoodcraftfolk) and Twitter (@LondonWoodcraft) accounts - follow them to keep up-to-date with London Woodcraft news and events! I'm keen to help districts across London stay in touch with regional and central planning and encourage co-operation between districts when we can - co-operation being a core principle of Woodcraft after all.

I really enjoy working with young people - they are the next generation of activists, politicians, thinkers, movers and shakers, and if we create the right environment for them we can help them reach their full potential. For example I've seen our young people run committees better than many adults I've come across in my career! I hope my role helps keep the region running smoothly and fosters an effective and collaborative organisation for our young people - after all, it's them we're here for.

Many thanks to Jack Walker who previously held this role, who is still very much involved in other projects, not least of which organising Common Ground 2020! I look forwards to working with others in the organisation so we can make the London region Woodcraft Folk the best it can be.