A sad goodbye to Simon our Coordinator

We are sorry to announce that our fabulous Coordinator Simon Vincent, one of a kind, has decided to take early retirement.  Simon recently took a sabbatical and got to like the retired life!

Simon has been with Plaistow South Big Local since our beginning in 2013, contributing with his immense experience and passion for community development, and a long working history in Newham.

The steering group held a goodbye meal for Simon at Kate’s Cafe on Balaam Street on Monday 12 November – delicious Ghanaian food, games and speeches.

“We are grateful to Simon for his role in helping to develop Plaistow South Big Local to its current strength and for his hard work and dedication to community development.  We wish him the very best for his future.  The PSBL Steering Group is currently reflecting on its future staffing needs and reviewing its needs” Kim Donahue, Big Local Rep

Our ‘Goodbye Simon’ meal at Kate’s cafe

“We are so sorry to see Simon go and his empty desk, distinct lack of jokes and his cheerful, calming presence!  He was the best line manager all of us have ever had. We share his love of Plaistow South Big Local, and with the support and guidance we had when he was here, Simon has given us confidence to  carry on with the important work”  Lora, Ros, Milena.