Simon Munk to join LCC team as new Infrastructure Campaigner
- By rosie_lcc on at 1:41pm 17 September 2015
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We’re delighted to announce that Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign’s council liaison officer Simon Munk will be joining the LCC staff team at the beginning of November as our new Infrastructure Campaigner.
Simon’s been part of his local branch of LCC, Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign, since 2008. Since then, he’s played a huge role in making cycling in the borough safer and easier for everyone. In 2009, he organised ‘Movers and Shakers’ rides with key council officers and councillors during Bike Week. That led to the borough’s 2012 Cycle Action Plan, and more recently the successful bid for the mini-Holland funding - £30 million to transform local cycling facilities and encourage people to start cycling.
As council liaison officer for Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign and a member of LCC’s Infrastructure Review Group, he’s been working hard to ensure that the mini-Holland scheme is truly transformative for the borough – to the extent that the borough insist that Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign join them on stage when receiving awards for their achievements!
Waltham Forest Council officers collect their London Cycling Award with Paul Gasson and Simon Munk of Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign
Simon’s new role will see him working to ensure the high quality delivery of other schemes across London – including those pledged to London Cycling Campaign supporters during our 2012 mayoral election campaign Love London, Go Dutch. He’ll also be working with our Activism Coordinator Amy Summers and local LCC groups across London to ensure the delivery of improvements promised by local councils through our Space for Cycling campaign.
Simon says: “I've learnt a lot in my time volunteering with the Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign – particularly in the last few years working on the mini-Holland schemes. The moment I saw this post I knew I could bring a huge amount to the role and the LCC – it's a dream job for me. I'm thrilled to be joining the team and hugely excited to start helping make London a truly cycling-friendly city.”
We’re delighted to have Simon joining the team and look forward to welcoming him at the beginning of November.