Earlier this year, a trio of Community Champions were named at Bassetlaw District Council’s Annual Tenant Conference and Meet the Team event. The new champions are people who have supported their neighbourhoods, given up their time to help others and ensure that some of our most vulnerable residents are able to be part of a community.
Ethel Dawson, Janet Hopkinson and Jane Vernon (pictured with Anita Fairweather, Tenant and Resident Engagement Officer) have all been instrumental members of their respective Tenant and Resident Associations and were nominated for the awards by some of their fellow members.
Cllr Jonathan Slater, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council said: “It was a joy for Housing Services to be able to name Ethel, Janet and Jane as the Community Champions for this year and recognise their positive contributions to our community at this year’s Meet the Teams and Tenant Conference.
“We would like to congratulate our new Community Champions and thank everyone who attended this year’s event – we hope to see you all again next year!”
Let’s learn a little more about the district’s new Tenant Champions…
Mattersey Thorpe TRA Treasurer Ethel was recognised for her many years of service to her small but close-knit community. Just some of her achievements include local fundraising and organising events for the TRA.
Janet, the Treasurer of Balmoral TRA was praised for her work to prevent social isolation and loneliness by arranging trips and events, supporting her fellow members throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, and being an instrumental member of a successful TRA.
Finally, as Harworth and Bircotes TRA Secretary, Jane was put forward thanks to her dedication to organising events in her community, but also for her charity work and personal donations to people in need.
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 21, 2023