The Lee Forum Overview

The Lee Forum is for the exchange of information amongst those who live in The Lee and surrounding villages. Possible uses are:

  • information about local events
  • requests for assistance or recommendations
  • small items for sale or wanted
  • sharing news or pictures
  • security information (e.g. suspicious events)

The Forum should not be used for any advertising of a commercial nature, party political discussions or encouragement of any illegal actions (whether implicit or explicit).

The Lee Forum was first set up in 2009 as a bespoke forum created by Andrew Burnett, to whom many thanks are due. Ten years later the main village website had been rebuilt and moved under the auspices of The Lee Parish Council, who decided that the forum should similarly be rebuilt to be fully integrated with the website under the administration of the Parish Council.

The new forum was launched in January 2020, with the main improvements being:

  • removal of constraints on despatch of emails, so everyone receives notifications promptly and at the same time
  • separate forums with targetted focus to simplify topic based discussion
  • improved users’ security and privacy (you can see the padlock next to the URL in your browser’s address bar)
  • cleaner look and feel in line with that of the rest of the website

After four years of operation, some membership statistics are:

Resident within The Lee ParishResident in neighbouring villagesOthersTotal
42438052856
49.5%44.4%6.1%100%

The cumulative breakdown of posts in the various categories is:

Forum categoryNo postsPercentage
Wanted and for sale217530%
Miscellaneous193526%
Can you recommend 94913%
Lost and found 532 7%
HS2 471 7%
The Lee Parish Council 323 4%
Shop at The Lee 280 4%
Churches and faiths 238 3%
Coronavirus (no longer accepting posts) 142 2%
Planning applications (residents only) 91 1%
Forum support 82 1%
What’s On (introduced in September 2023) 72 1%
Homes for Ukraine (no longer accepting posts) 43 1%
Forum Freda (non residents only) 17 0%
Parish announcements (residents only) 9 0%
Total 7359100%

Some year on year comparisons are:

Forum2020 posts2021 posts2022 posts2023 posts
What’s on n/an/an/a71
Lost and Found164116105145
Wanted and For Sale622645456444
Can You Recommend…?182305210248
Shop at The Lee114616144
Parish Council53907894
Churches and Faiths22787758
Miscellaneous475487473484
Forum Support471311 10
HS2 (South Heath to Smalldean)7521662 48
HS2 (Wider Issues)241113 18
Planning Applications (residents only)23631 22
Parish Announcements (residents only)015 3
Forum Freda (non residents only – those who typically don’t receive the newsletter)0106 1

Useful links are:

The Lee Forum
Registration for The Lee Forum
Introduction to The Lee Forum
Code of Conduct
User Guide
Common Problems
FAQs

Who can join The Lee Forum?

All residents of The Lee in Buckinghamshire, or the adjacent villages, are eligible to join. If you are looking for the forum for Lee in south-east London, it can be found at http://leeforum.org.uk

Who runs The Lee Forum?

It’s run by The Lee Parish Council

Can I advertise on The Lee Forum?

No, The Lee Forum does not accept any commercial advertising