About us

LBJ Community Forum was created from the merger of the Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Neighbourhood and Safety Forum and Lowedges Community and Safety Forum to meet the needs of the Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community, in particular to do the following:

  • To promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe and in particular the advancement of education.
  • The protection of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.
  • To promote for the public benefit – in partnership with the police – the protection of people and property by the prevention of criminal acts, in particular by the encouragement of greater public participation in the prevention and solution of crime, and in the provision of education, information and practical assistance in crime prevention to the community.

To meet these aims we are involved in a variety of projects and services in the area, some of which are described in more detail in this website.

LBJ Community Forum is primarily a group of local people and organisations voluntarily working together to bring support and services to the Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Estates as well as sharing resources to co-produce new activities and engagement opportunities.

The Board of Trustees are volunteers who steer the LBJ Forum. Each one brings expertise and experience.

They are:

  • Greg Unwin (Chair) who is the retired Manager of The Terminus Initiative and PHIT, and involved in the Methodist Ministry.
  • Craig Judson (Vice Chair) who is a Play & Development Manager of a charity, a Director of a Community Nursery, one of the founders of The Sheffield Play Association and a member of another Community Forum.
  • Delia Montgomerie (Treasurer) a local person studying to be an accountant and wants to use her skills to help her community.
  • Nicola Montgomerie (Secretary) a local person who has attended and benefitted from a number of the learning opportunities delivered by the Forum and now wants to help others.
  • Lenya Mills (Trustee) a local person who also has attended our activities for children and become an active supporter and fundraiser, who wants to see her community develop.

Sadly Brenda Hemmant (Secretary and Community Centre Co-ordinator) who also volunteered to support the Elderly Housebound Lunch Club passed away in May 2018. But through her hard work and encouragement of others, four local people came forward in an Emergency General Meeting and stepped up to become Trustees. These four people offer new ideas, experiences and skills that will enable the LBJ Forum to grown and thrive.

If you would like more information about becoming a Trustee or supporting the running or governance of the LBJ Forum please get in touch, email info@lbjforum.co.uk.

The Volunteer Team are people who give their time regularly, often weekly, to help run and deliver a variety of activities and groups. The LBJ Forum is working with Time Builders to help us recruit new volunteers who also offer Time Credits to engage those that might not otherwise volunteer. To find out more about them visit their website: https://www.timebuilders.org.uk. Volunteers are offered access to online training and practical experience to help build their CV’s enabling them to also increase their employment potential.

The Centre Co-ordinator is the only employed member of the Team at LBJ Forum, Zoe is employed only part-time but also gives up additional time to volunteer for us. Zoes role is to facilitate the daily running of the Lowedges Community Centre to enable it to support groups and activities, making sure it’s welcoming, clean and set up ready for a busy day engaging the communities around us.

Who are we?

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LBJ Forum @ Lowedges Community Centre

LBJ Forum News

The latest news from LBJ Community Forum

Join Our Team

We are looking for a Centre Assistant to join our team at LBJ Forum.  Primarily opening/locking up the community centre, preparing it for use by groups, including cleaning. Role also involves covering reception for family centre activities and therefore the post is...

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Time for Teens fully open and welcoming new people

Time for Teens fully open and welcoming new people

Time for Teens is our new Term Time Monday afternoon group for young people from Y6 to Y9. Each week our dedicated local volunteers (all with an Enhance DBS check) support the young people to come together and enjoy some positive time after school. New young people...

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Christmas Lunch 2018

Christmas Lunch 2018

Local people came together on Tuesday 11th December at the Lowedges Community Centre to enjoy a community Christmas Lunch. Over 70 lunches were served to people of all ages from birth to 70+, feedback from guests was positive and everyone enjoyed a relaxing day....

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Time for Teens Launches 7th January 2019

Time for Teens Launches 7th January 2019

Calling all Lowedges locals! We are really excited to announce that we will be starting a activity for young people! Every Monday after school, we’ll be providing young people age 10-16 with the opportunity to relax and socialise in the comfort of the community...

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Contact Us


We can be contacted via email using info@lbjforum.co.uk,

calling 0114 2372237 / 07510 812898

or by writing to us or visiting at:
Lowedges Community Centre
Gresley Road
S8 7HL