We are a group of locals with the aim to revive the Grove Park community by re-establishing Grove Park Youth Club in partnership with Lewisham Council, youth service providers, and local groups.
A wide area that the youth club served is in desperate need of provision for young people and this building was purpose built for the job, providing a valuable service for four decades.
We want to reopen the building primarily for youth provision and secondly for other community-based activities.
We represent many local residents, young and old, as well as business owners, councillors, and the local police who support the re-opening of the youth club.
The Grove Park Youth Club BPT is a registered company at Companies House, UK registered number 10414736
The BPT is also a member of the Heritage Trust Network
Robert Clayton, Chairman
Local resident for 15 years and parent of two teenage children.
Stephen Kenny, Director
Born and raised in Grove Park and Chair of the Grove Park Neighbourhood Forum.
Killian Troy-Donovan, Trustee
Grove Park resident of 17 years. Works in education and outcomes-based commissioning for Social Finance.
Alice Troy-Donovan, Trustee
Local resident who grew up in Grove Park. Works on fundraising and communications for the BPT.
Safia Noor, Secretary
Local resident and mother of a young family. Background in developing policy and delivering programmes in the youth sector, working for Sure Start London, developing services at borough level and the GLA, and delivering the Mayor’s vision for Young Londoners.
Janet Daby MP, Patron
Member of Parliament for Lewisham East, Janet became the BPT's Patron in May 2019. She has spoken in Parliament about youth violence and the need for Grove Park Youth Club.
Martin Drury OBE, Patron
President of the Heritage of London Trust and former Director General of the National Trust. Has dedicated over 30 years to the conservation of historic buildings.