Sharon Patrick was born and brought up in Tower Hamlets, a grandchild of those who fled to England to escape religious persecution. She has lived all her adult life in Hackney and moved to Clapton Park Estate 40 years ago where she brought up her three now-adult children.
She is a board member of Hackney Marsh Partnership, which runs the Concord Youth Club and also employs advice workers who provide advice services to Kings Park Ward residents.
She sits on the Management Committee of Clapton Park Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) which oversees the running of Clapton Park, Nye Bevan and Millfields Estates in partnership with Hackney Council.
Sharon also sits on the Hackney Parochial Charities which give grants to support local organisations such as Hackney Food Bank, Hackney Community Law Centre, CAB, and St Joseph’s Hospice.
She also chairs the Council’s Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission, holding to account Cabinet members and other agencies such as the police – on issues like stop and search and handcuffing, which is being considered to be used disproportionately against BAME people. The Commission also reviews housing matters, and has recently been investigating how the council is going to meet its Net Zero targets, in tackling the Climate Emergency.
Sharon is also involved with King’s Park Moving Together, and the Daubeney Fields Engagement Group which is working to upgrade and put new facilities into that green space, such as an outdoor Gym.