Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Waltham Forest

walthamMajor Jeremy Fern TD DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2007

Jeremy Fern has been Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Waltham Forest since 2007.

He is a consultant on public affairs, infrastructure investment and renewable energy. Previously Jeremy was Head of City Affairs at the City of London Corporation and before that worked in asset management and compliance.

Jeremy served in the Army Reserve for 35 years as a sub-unit commander and staff officer and maintains close links with his former units. He is a secondary school governor in South London, has been Master of the Farriers Company and is a trustee of several charities.

Jeremy’s interests include the history of London and its people, education, defence and the natural world.

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Major Jeremy Fern, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Waltham Forest, had the great pleasure to attend a very happy, multicultural and well-attended Commonwealth Day celebration at Waltham Forest Town Hall.

A good time was had by all!

Major Fern addressing the audience

Cllr Liz Baptiste, Mayor of Waltham Forest and Mr Jeremy Fern visited the refurbished and extended St John’s Ambulance hub at Queen’s Road, Leytonstone E11. A warm and rewarding occasion: the hub has been the focus for everything SJA has been doing in support of the London Ambulance Service, the broader NHS and the community as a whole throughout the pandemic, in Waltham Forest and adjoining areas. It was a chance also to meet and thank volunteers, full-time staff and supporters.

Wednesday 2nd March saw The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE,  visit the PL84U AL-SUFFA food bank in Walthamstow. The food bank, which is supported by world food brand, Tropical Sun, aims to tackle poverty, cultural deprivation, and isolation.

The cross-community inter-faith initiative, provides hot meals, companionship, food, and clothes to the elderly, homeless, and others in need, from all faiths, beliefs, and backgrounds. Earlier this month, the founder of the East London-based food bank, Saira Begum Mir, received a British Empire Medal for services to the borough having created the initiative in 2013 to help those in need.



Mr. Jeremy Fern spent an afternoon on the 27th August helping at PL8 4U in Wood Street, Walthamstow. The food bank has operated at high volume during the Covid-19 Crisis.

Jeremy Fern - PL8 4U