Our team

Meet the members of the ForwardMotion team, who work with employees, jobseekers, students, volunteers and organisations to encourage a change in travel behaviour. You can also find below details of our Programme Board.

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ForwardMotion team

Ashley Dalton

South Essex Active Travel Programme Manager

Lynsey Adams

South Essex Active Travel Programme Coordination

Simon La Roche

Communications and Behaviour Change Manager

Hannah Patmore

Communications and Behaviour Change Officer

Kelsey Hibberd

Communications and Behaviour Change Officer

Iain Banks

Travel Engagement Manager

Paul Coulson

Cycle Hub Manager

Sarah Carlton

Travel Coordinator

Michelle Coughlan

Travel Coordinator

Connor Christie-Keane

Travel Engagement Officer

Collette Kemp

Walking and Cycling Development Manger

Elaine Swallow

Walking & Cycling Development Officer

Aimee Dowler

Business Administrative Support Officer

South Essex Active Travel Programme Board

Essex County Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Thurrock Council are collectively responsible for delivering, monitoring and evaluating the South Essex Active Travel programme. They report on progress to the Programme Board, which meets quarterly and is accountable for managing delivery.

The Programme Board is made up of representatives from all three local authorities, as well as key partners, providers and stakeholders who are critical to the successful delivery of the programme. Partners, providers and stakeholders are expected to contribute to the programme’s delivery to maximise the impact and also facilitate engagement and access to target groups.

The key organisations that make up the Programme Board are:

  • Southend Borough Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • Basildon District Council
  • Castle Point Borough Council
  • Rochford District Council
  • Arriva
  • London Gateway Port
  • University of Essex
  • Sustrans
  • Greater Anglia
  • First Bus
  • Southend Association Of Voluntary Services
  • c2c
  • intu Lakeside


Key stakeholders for the South Essex Active Travel programme include the following organisations:

  • Amazon (Thurrock)
  • Arriva (Southend)
  • Basildon Business Group (Basildon Enterprise Park)
  • Basildon Hospital
  • c2c
  • Cantel Medical (Southend)
  • Canvey Cycling Group (community cycling group)
  • Cycle Southend
  • DP World London Gateway
  • DST (Basildon)
  • Ensign (Thurrock)
  • Essential Living Fund
  • First Bus (Basildon / Castle Point)
  • French Connection (Dolphin Park, West Thurrock)
  • Intu Lakeside (Thurrock)
  • Jobcentre Plus (Basildon)
  • London Southend Airport
  • School: Poplar Education Unit
  • School: Wyburns Primary, Rayleigh (Rochford)
  • Simply Stride
  • South Essex College
  • South Essex Homes
  • Southend Association of Voluntary Services
  • Southend BID
  • Southend University Hospital
  • Tesco Extra (Lakeside)
  • University of Essex
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