Local lady wins ‘Women who make London great’ accolade!
To mark the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the right to vote, and to drive forward gender equality across the city today, the Mayor launched a year-long women's equality campaign: #BehindEveryGreatCity.
Women make extraordinary contributions to their communities and the city they live in, but they’re not always recognised. That’s why the Mayor of London created the Hidden Credits campaign - a crowd-sourced celebration of fantastic women from all backgrounds. Claude Whyte, a local Palmers Green resident was recognised by the campaign as one of the ‘Women who make London great’. Claude a mother of 3 children and 4 grandchildren, runs two businesses from home, a marketing/project management company and is a director of the family business.
Having been an active member of the Hazelwood School PTA for 10 years she is also co-founder of the Palmers Green Action Team (PGAT) who successfully brought over 4,000 people to the Palmers Green high street at their Vintage Flea in November 2019. The PGAT were formed by a group of active residents who want to improve the high street and make our community a nicer place. Their launch event was the Spring Clean Palmers Green, a community high street clean-up project back in May 2019. You can find out more about them on their facebook and Instagram page: @PalmersGreenActionTeam.
The next Palmers Green project that Claude is currently involved with is a youth provision project, coordinated by St Johns church, inclusive to all. In its early stages it aims to provide young people with a space to socialise and offer support to local families. Look out for more details of this exciting new initiative in the spring.
Claude said ‘I have lived in Palmers Green for over 20 years. During this time I have been an active member of the community, my boys both having attended local schools. I am honoured to have been recognised by the Mayor of London Assembly and I look forward to continuing to support my local area.’