Lowewood Museum is now under the management of the Lowewood Museum Trust; a new charitable incorporated organisation. In this series of posts, meet the members of the Trust Board, with this article featuring Steve Whitlam.
Steve Whitlam lives in North East London with his wife and two children but has worked in the borough of Broxbourne since 2005. He is Broxbourne Borough Council’s Community Development Manager. Steve and his team are responsible for youth work, children’s playschemes and holiday hunger initiatives, sports development, the Active Herts health programme, support to vulnerable people, environmental sustainability, liaison with the community / voluntary sector, child safeguarding and culture and heritage.
Prior to joining Broxbourne Council, Steve worked in the Department of Health as a knowledge manager within the NHS Modernisation Agency.
Outside of work, Steve is a keen follower of Norwich City Football Club and has run the Flown From The Nest website for almost 25 years which is devoted to the careers of former players. This has led to Steve writing a column in the official Norwich City matchday programme for each home game for the last 13 seasons as well as contributions to newspaper articles and other publications.
Steve is also a trustee of All Saints Highams Park where he and his wife have been part of the leadership team for almost ten years. Other interests include British police procedural novels, real ale and trying to find the time to go running.
He says “I am excited for the future of the museum building upon the good foundations established before but re-imagining the service to engage with a wider range of residents and visitors by taking advantage of the many new opportunities as they present themselves.”