RESIDENTS who volunteer their time to represent the interests of fellow council tenants were recognised at a special award ceremony.
Reading Borough Council hosted the event at the Civic Offices to celebrate the hard work carried out by tenants who scrutinise, challenge and monitor the service the council delivers as a landlord, and those who volunteer to improve their local neighbourhoods. Councillor John Ennis, Lead Councillor for Housing, presented the awards.
The tenants were nominated for a variety of awards including Active Tenant Involvement, Most Improved Estate/Community and Most Helpful Tenant.
A partnership award was presented to Wokingham Borough Council’s involved tenants for welcoming Reading Council tenants to their meetings and for sharing ideas about how both Councils can improve their housing services.
East Reading tenant Roger Williams received the Outstanding/Lifetime Award from Councillor Ennis. Mr Williams was nominated in recognition of his many years of service to local residents’ associations and to Reading Neighbourhood Network.
Councillor Ennis said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone who was recognised at this year’s Tenant Award Ceremony.
“It was inspiring to hear about the dedication and commitment of individuals who give their time to sit on tenant panels and work on behalf of their neighbours.
“Reading Borough Council strives to be an excellent landlord and I would like to thank those tenants who volunteer their time to play a very important role.”