Our Bold Vision grew from a series of conversations, the results of the 2007 community survey, the “Fabric of Society” byArtmongers, and a plentiful supply of energy, imagination and drive from the people involved.
Bold Vision is an inclusive concept. “We” are all the people who have helped and will help in the future in whatever way.
From a vaguely defined dream of a community centre for the 21st century we now have a tangible space, built from the sweat and donations of local residents and business – and a growing sense of purpose.
A little history
The first two years saw us move from casual conversations to a registered company (Sept 2009) through the construction phase (Spring 2010) to the opening of the Hill Station cafe (Aug 2010). We then became a registered charity (Nov 2010) and now aim to focus on our core purpose of strengthening community on Telegraph Hill.
The group was formed initially by: John Knepler, Catherine Shovlin and Patricio Forrester. They were then joined by Susan Edwards, Maxine Ostwald, Catherine Edwards, Stephen Carrick Davies, Tim Fallon, Clare Sharpen and Sanjit Chudha. We are all active in the local community in various ways (school, Festival, church etc). We have found that we can achieve so much working together and welcome new arrivals, especially from minorities not yet well represented, that can bring their energy and expertise to our committee. We try to make fair decisions about what we do and how we take action. We aim at creating a joyful, friendly environment to work together and hope this translates into everything we do.
We have got this far only by the support of dozens of Bold Helpers – volunteers who helped create the space – and Bold Backer who donated funds. Then there’s another 350+ people on our data base. Email us to join in. There are 6000 households on Telegraph Hill alone – many more in our neighbouring areas of New Cross, Nunhead and Brockley – so there’s still plenty of scope.
Bold Vision Action Teams
If you would like to join an action team, contacts are as follows:
Design and Contruction: John Knepler
Art curating: Patricio Forrester
Social Inclusion: Catherine Shovlin
Fundraising: Stephen Carrick-Davies
Events: Catherine Edwards
The Official Info
Our registered company number is 07023130 and our registered charity number is 1138413. Registered address 39 Wickham Rd, London SE4 1LT. We have 4 registered directors/trustees (John Knepler, Maxine Ostwald, Catherine Shovlin and Stephen Carrick-Davies). Our brand guidelines document is available here Bold Vision branding