The Lee Forum

Screenshot of the old forum, with a red arrow pointing to a screenshot of the new forum

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, known as The Lee Forum 2020, 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 three years of operation, some membership statistics are:

Resident within The Lee ParishResident in neighbouring villagesOthersTotal

The cumulative breakdown of posts in the various categories is:

Forum categoryNo postsPercentage
Wanted and for sale172531%
Can you recommend 70012%
HS2 402 7%
Lost and found 387 7%
Shop at The Lee 236 4%
The Lee Parish Council 222 4%
Coronavirus 142 3%
Churches and faiths 177 3%
Forum support 72 1%
Planning applications (residents only) 69 1%
Homes for Ukraine 43 1%
Forum Freda (non residents only) 16 0%
Parish announcements (residents only) 6 0%

Some year on year comparisons are:

Forum2020 posts2021 posts2022 posts
Lost and Found164116105
Wanted and For Sale622645456
Can You Recommend…?182305210
Shop at The Lee1146161
Parish Council539078
Churches and Faiths227877
Homes for Ukraine0043
Forum Support471311
HS2 (South Heath to Smalldean)7521662
HS2 (Wider Issues)241113
Coronavirus – local updates106360
Planning Applications (residents only)23631
Parish Announcements (residents only)015
Forum Freda (non residents only – those who typically don’t receive the newsletter)0106

Useful links are:

The Lee Forum 2020
Registration for The Lee Forum 2020
Introduction to The Lee Forum 2020
Code of Conduct
User Guide
Common Problems
The Lee Forum (the ‘old’ forum)

Who can join The Lee Forum 2020?

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

Who runs The Lee Forum 2020?

It’s run by The Lee Parish Council

Can I advertise on The Lee Forum 2020?

No, The Lee Forum 2020 does not accept any commercial advertising