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.
Anastasia Miari, Acting Online Editor
Anastasia has worked at the Telegraph, she has edited Pigeons & Peacocks, an independent fashion magazine, [Wherever], a travel journal and regentstreetonline.com, a luxury consumer-facing website. She freelances for publications including EasyJet Traveller, The Independent, Suitcase Magazine, Root + Bone Magazine, B Inspired (Belgian Airlines), DialAFlight, At The Table and Another Escape Magazine. Her writing portfolio spans fashion, travel, food, arts and culture. She has interviewed big names in the arts - from Grayson Perry and Jean Paul Gaultier to LFW designer Mary Katrantzou, to award-winning National Geographic photographer Gideon Mendel.
Volunteer contributor opportunities
We are a charitable organisation, supporting high streets and communities that would otherwise not be able to afford this kind of digital marketing support. To make this work we rely on volunteers. All our volunteers get the opportunity to network with each other and our team, learning new skills and making new connections.
Researching history of Roman Road, Bow and Globe Town, and to contribute to archive materials, events and exhibitions about the area.
Interviewing the owners of local businesses and writing a profile of them for our online shop directory.
Write a monthly piece about life in Bow and the surrounding area of Mile End, Bromley-by-Bow, Fish Island, Globe Town and Vicky Park, covering the bars, cafes, shops, markets, events and activities.
Take portraits of local shop owners at their shops on Roman Road.
Manage our Google Analytics and help optmise the website.