Meet the Team

Our Team seeks to be community innovators and inspire others to do the same. Primarily they are here as a community development organisation, to bring people and organisations together to keep the community story alive here in Lubbesthorpe. You can read more about our Team below.

Officially, they are 'Directors' of the social enterprise and occupy an important position of trust. General Company law imposes on them a range of duties to the company and other statutory responsibilities. None of our Directors are paid by Lubbesthorpe Alive CIC and all the revenue from the social enterprise goes directly back into events and activities.

Sue Steer - Pioneer Community Worker/Director

I have worked in community engagement for 15 years, setting up welcoming community spaces and groups from scratch. This included rennovating a disused building and turning it into a new Community Centre, community cafe's, foodbanks, wellbeing and dementia groups as well as fresh expressions of church.

Arriving in Lubbeshorpe in 2016, I have loved getting to know new residents and am passionate about bringing the whole community together though events and activities believing we are 'better together' whatever our background and belief.

Becky Harris - Community Organiser

I moved to New Lubbesthorpe in March 2018 very pregnant with my son, who arrived 2 weeks after we moved in. I have since given birth to my daughter in March 2021. I joined in the community activities very quickly attending the baby group 'Little Lubbers'. This introduced me to the network of mums I now call close friends.

I've had the pleasure of working alongside Sue and organising the community events since I moved in and am excited to now be an official part of the team as the new community organiser.

Steven Price - Volunteer Treasurer

I moved to Thorpe Astley in May 2015 with my wife and I have been following and facilitating the Lubbesthorpe story since then as a member of the Churches Together group. I have lots of experience of small not-for-profit groups. Having moved away recently my role here is temporary, in setting up working structures for the necessary legal and financial elements to be passed from Churches Together to Lubbesthorpe Alive CIC. When this is complete and someone local comes along with these skills I will pass this role on.

Doyin Babajide - Volunteer Treasurer

I moved to New Lubbesthorpe in 2018 with my young family. We felt a deep sense of love and warmth in the community and loved it.

I understand the benefits of having a vibrant and close-knit community and grateful for the work that has been done so far.

I am very excited to be part of the continuing work to develop a healthy community in New Lubbesthorpe.

Peter Steere - Volunteer Director

I moved to Lubbesthorpe in June 2017 with my wife and our son, and soon after moving, son number two. We have been part of a community that has grown together, whether toddler groups, playing five-a-side, coffee mornings or trips to the pub with new friends! We've made Lubbesthorpe our home and look forward to raising our family here.

Lucy Thorpe - Volunteer Director

I moved to New Lubbesthorpe in 2018 with my husband and young baby. We felt very grateful to be welcomed so warmly into the community. I work as a GP registrar in Leicester City and understand the benefits a close-knit community can bring. I am therefore very excited to be a part of the continuing work to develop a vibrant and healthy community here in Lubbesthorpe.

Praise Chakala - Volunteer Director

I moved into New Lubbesthorpe in August 2018 with my husband shortly after we got married.

We felt this was the right neighborhood for us to grow a family. We are grateful to be a part of a lovely, friendly and growing community. I work just down the road as a developer at Next and love my short commutes. I am thoroughly looking forward to being a part of Lubbeshorpe Alive and getting to know the community more!

Jo Kennedy - Volunteer Director

I moved to New Lubbesthorpe in June 2018 with my little boy. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the Pioneer Community Worker. I automatically felt a sense of warmth and belonging within the community and joined in groups and events to meet other families living here. I love the village and is a place where we are settled and I call home.