Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Newham

John Barber Esq DLnewham

Appointed Rep DL: 2012

John has been chief executive of a charity in Newham for the last 20 years , this followed 20 successful years in the property world mainly in Essex and the East London area, his interests are the City of London, of which he has been Prime Warden of his livery company, and the arts and antiques, and travel when time allows. For many years he has been a trustee of Newham Music Academy, a church warden and school governor.

Further information about the London Borough of Newham can be found at

Jack Petchey 2021 Awards 

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber, attended the Jack Petchey Awards, where he presented the Jack Petchey award to approximately  70 young people and 6 Leader Award winners from schools in Newham.

Jack Petchey 2020 Awards 

Young people across the borough were recognised for their selfless achievements at a virtual awards ceremony on the 7 December. In all, 137 recipients aged 11 to 25 were honoured for their contributions to their school or college community at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards digital event on December 7. Winners received medallions and framed certificates prior to the online event, along with a £250 grant for them to spend to benefit their school or youth group. They included Forest Gate Community School pupil Emmanuel Toko, 14, in recognition of leadership skills shown by running a sports session at a primary school before the lockdown.  Emmanuel continued to be an example to fellow classmates during lockdown through his commitment to remote and in-class learning.

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Newham, Mr John Barber, spoke at the online event and his speech can be heard here

You can read more about the event here

Mr John Barber DL launches the Newham Christmas Toy Appeal with Ambition Aspire Achieve

The Appeal, now in its 43rd year will be run by Ambition Aspire Achieve and the Newham Recorder in conjunction with Community Links and is already receiving more requests for help than in any of the previous 42 years. Every child helped will be experiencing the ravages of poverty with Christmas a particularly challenging time for each family, with money unavailable to provide the gifts and seasonal foods that so many of us take for granted. Please consider helping the 2020 Appeal this year – together we can make a real difference for some of Newham’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children this Christmas. Please contact the AAA Founder Kevin Jenkins to find out more.

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Mr John Barber DL awards the DL certificate at 282 East Ham Squadron ATCon the 5th October. 

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Newham Heritage Month 1-30th June 

Newham Heritage Month will be hosted as a live heritage festival throughout June 2020. Please click on the following website for information and updates.

A series of three short films will  take you to hidden parts of the House Mill, a Grade I-listed, eighteenth-century mill and the largest surviving tidal mill in the world. Filmed during lockdown by House Mill volunteers the films explore the magnificent panoramic from the roof of the mill, the pattern store with over 2,660 wooden patterns in their collection and the story of how the mill was saved from demolition. Click on the following link to see the films.

You can also follow Newham Heritage month on social media here –

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VE Day 75th Anniversary reflections with Deputy Lieutenant John Barber – From Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz 8 May 2020

You can also read more here.


On the 4th March Mr John Barber DL attended the Newham VPC Awards Ceremony. The event was well received in the Borough and the Deputy Lieutenant’s support and encouragement was highly appreciated by the Police Cadets and the Youth Engagement Team.

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support and encouragement to achieve even more is really appreciated by our police cadets and the Youth Engagement Team.

ATC 282 Passing out Awards

Saturday 23rd June 2019

John Barber presented the awards at the ATC 282 passing out awards evening.

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John Barber at West Ham Church with Lynn Brown MP for West Ham and the Speaker of the House of Commons clergy Rose Hudson Wilkin.

Newham VPC Ranelagh Junior Police Cadets

John Barber hands out the Last Cadet Certificates.

Police Cadets

Newham VPC Passing Out Parade

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