This website is published by Social Streets, a digital media company with a social mission. Social Streets uses technology, hyperlocal citizen-led journalism and digital mentoring to help increase participation in high streets and local communities.
Roman Road LDN is part of Social Street's High Street Social Scheme for Tower Hamlets. The Social Scheme provides place branding and place promotion for local high streets and businesses in disadvantaged or marginalised area, at no cost to the high street or its high street. The scheme has been made possible by support from Mulberry UTC and London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Tabitha Stapely, Digital Director
Tabitha Stapely has worked as a magazine editor at several top publishing houses, most recently at Hearst Magazines where she lead on digital content strategy for titles including Elle, Red, Esquire, Handbag and Harpers, and previously The Telegraph Saturday Magazine.
She enjoys wilderness hiking, camping, cycling and photography. You will spot her with her miniature dachshund walking the green spaces of East London. Stapely is also CEO of community development organisation Roman Road Trust where she works to help increase community capacity and strengthen community governance.
April Kosky, Editorial Assistant
April Kosky has freelanced for Suitcase Magazine, The Daily Telegraph online, Interview Magazine and 1 Granary. Her writing interests cover fashion, travel, lifestyle, food as well as her local community. She has lived near Roman Road for six years and in the summer likes relaxing in Victoria Park and swimming in the nearby Lidos.
Volunteer contributor opportunities
Roman Road LDN is published by Social Streets, a not-for-profit digital publishing company specialising in high street magazines with a mission to support local economies in disadvantaged areas. To make this work Social Streets rely on local volunteer contributors to help celebrate the neighbourhood.
Are you a local blogger with an interest in history, food or culture? Or a photographer or videographer looking for a worthy cause to document? We have opportunities for regular columnist and contributors to be published on Roman Road LDN. If you want to do something to support your community, meet other like-minded creatives living in your neighbourhood, and have your work showcased on a beautiful website and across our popular social platforms please please get in touch.