Charlotte Gilsenan


I have a love of open spaces and a passion for tackling social injustice and catalysing change. I moved to Southwark 18 years ago and have lived in the area ever since. Greener spaces in cities encourage physical exertion, which in turn benefits mental health.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust provides opportunities for people to take ownership of their space, increasing social interaction. From the sports facilities at Marlborough Sports Garden through to the historic interest at Crossbones and the open space at Waterloo Green there really is something for everyone.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust is in an ideal position to grow sustainably into the future, providing additional green spaces and opportunities for more people over the longer term.