We have an active and committed Trustee Board, which meets regularly and is responsible for the strategic management of the library. There are a number of sub committees tasked with handling specific areas of work, as follows:
Finance: Allen Evangelista (Treasurer), Sally Long (Chair)
Fundraising: Wendy Tyrrell, Annie Simpson, Sally Long
Cafe: Wendy Tyrrell, Alan Carter, Sally Holder, Sue Lowe, Marion Dubier, Maria Adiseshiah
Communications: Princess Francis, Wendy Tyrrell, Colette Whitehouse
Buildings: Sally Long
Programmes and Volunteers: Annie Simpson, Wendy Tyrrell, Iram Kauser
Library Services: Aurora Eerosson, Steven Cary
Sally has lived in Cricklewood for over 25 years, and has campaigned since 2012 to get the library back open for the community. She likes walking her dog, singing in Cricklesingers, sitting down with Crickleknitters, swimming, cooking and sewing. She’s learning Korean and Spanish and messes about on the melodeon..
Sally started work as a secretary long ago, since when she’s been a cook in a cafe, an editor and copywriter, worked in sales for exhibition space done marketing and the inevitable administration. She’s worked for both the public, private, voluntary and financial sectors, working with Bloomberg Publishing, the Metropolitan Police, TimeOut, schools and the DfE. Her community work started with PTAs and led her to run dog shows, crowdfunding campaigns and do construction management. Sally graduated with a BA Hons (Italian with French) from UCL, qualified from Capel Manor College with a ND Horticulture/Garden Design and has trained in Participatory Appraisal.
Sally is currently also Chair of the Friends of Gladstone Park, is on the Cricklewood Town Team and the Mapesbury Safer Neighbourhood Team. In addition Sally is a Trustee of the national association for community libraries, the Community Managed Libraries Peer Network.
Sally’s skills include running meetings, conference and community events management. Sally’s also been a dramaturg for a successful fringe musical Frank’s Closet and co-written songs performed at the Barbican, the Palladium and the Albert Hall. Seeing the library open and well-used is a dream come true for her.
Allan Evangelista spent his toddler years in Cricklewood, before moving up the road to Kingsbury.
He’s a qualified accountant (CIMA) since 2018, and has worked in finance for around 10 years (industries include food, confectionery, shoes, software).
He has previously and currently volunteered (budgeting, reporting and year end accounting) for an NGO in the Philippines (via Accountancy for International Development – AfiD) & an arts company in the UK.
He has an MSc in Mathematics from Queen Mary, University of London.
In his spare time, he runs (~50km a month), cycles (~120km a month), and fits in the odd round of golf.
Vice Chair and Cafe Lead
Wendy has an MA in Information Services Management from London Met University. She is a local mum of one and and has lived in Cricklewood since 2006. Her working life currently consists of running a small events venue in South London. When not working for money she is a serial volunteer and general campaigning busybody.
Amongst her other passions are reading (naturally), making silver jewellery, and singing. She runs an amateur a cappella harmony group called Wrablers, and is an enthusiastic member of the newly formed Cricklesingers Choir.
Communications and Marketing Lead
Princess was born and bred in Brent, growing up in Willesden before moving to Cricklewood
in 2012. She is a local mum and is passionate about her local community.
Princess began her professional career in Human Resources many years ago and has since
moved over into Business Improvement and Quality Management. She is currently working
in Higher Education as a Quality Manager for a Music University. Princess also runs a party
entertainment service for children and families, which means she spends a lot of her spare
time dancing around and popping huge confetti canons!
As well as her role as Trustee, Princess manages the library’s social media accounts and
leads on communications on a voluntary basis, something which she thoroughly enjoys.