The Team

Pamela Roberts FRSA – Project Manager

Pamela is an award-winning creative producer and historian.  With over twenty years’ experience in television production, Pamela has worked as a producer, director, consultant, for most of the UK’s arts, media, heritage and cultural organisations, including the BBC, Channel 4, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the British Film Institute. Pamela has received numerous awards for her work, including being recognised for outstanding contribution to media by H.R.H the Queen of England in 2004. Pamela is passionate about the social history and cultural diversity of New Towns. 

Claire Cooke – Creative Producer

Claire has established a number of creative heritage projects across film, visual arts, performance and architecture.  She was the Arts Development Manager at The Malthouse, Barking, Cinema Department Manager at The Barbican and has delivered HLF supported public engagement programmes for Trust New Art (National Trust), Pitzhanger Manor and Crystal Palace Park. Claire is the Founder and Director of Architecture for All, which advocates for greater knowledge of the built environment and its history.   

Louise Thomas

Louise is an architect-urban designer with more than 20 years’ consultancy experience in the UK, alongside teaching on postgraduate urban design and urban planning courses at the University of Westminster in London.  Her areas of expertise are urban design, neighbourhood planning, regeneration and community engagement, and she is passionate about enabling professionals and communities to have a better understanding of development processes.  Lousie is also the Director of  the Historic Towns and Villages Forum. As a former resident of Milton Keynes, she is very familiar with the city’s challenges of growth and renewal.