NPT Homes Announces its Four New Tenant Board Members

Mon 06 Jul 2015

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As a community housing mutual, NPT Homes’ tenants were given the opportunity to vote for their new tenant Board Members. The four new Board Members will represent the tenant voice on the Board of NPT Homes.

NPT Homes is run by a voluntary Board made up equally of four tenants, four Councillors and four independent members. The Board is responsible for making key decisions about NPT Homes’ budget, services, strategies and policies. The Board monitor the overall performance of the organisation to ensure it is meeting the outcomes set out in its Corporate Plan.

After holding several Board recruitment and community events throughout Neath Port Talbot, over 30 tenants expressed an interest in becoming a Board Member.

Pre-Board training was arranged for all prospective Board Members to provide them with in-depth information on the organisation and the importance of being on the Board, along with its roles and responsibilities.

Information on each of the candidates and ballot papers were distributed to all tenants’ households in the summer edition of our tenant magazine The Grapevine. Tenants had two weeks to cast their vote for their preferred candidates. Electoral Reform Services (ERS), an independent company conducted the count and verified the successful Board Members.

NPT Homes’ new Tenant Board Members are Denise Davies, Daniel Smith, and Samantha Jones. Roger Williams who has been the Chair of the Board for number of years had to stand down but was re-elected which brought the Tenant Board Member count up to the required four members.

NPT Homes’ Chief Executive Linda Whittaker, said:

“Being a Tenant Board Member is an incredibly rewarding experience and I would like to congratulate Denise, Daniel, Samantha and Roger on their election. I look forward to working closely with them in the future as we continue to develop and make a difference in the Neath Port Talbot Borough.

I would also like to thank and congratulate the other candidates and all of those who expressed an interest in getting involved. We have many different involvement opportunities to give tenants and members ways to have their say and influence the communities and homes in which they live.”

Denise Davies, one of the newly elected Tenant Board Members, said:

“I have been involved with many groups at NPT Homes and feel I have been able to make a real difference. The input of tenants is so important and when the vacancy to join the Board became available I thought it would be a great opportunity to share the knowledge and skills I have learnt over the years. I look forward to working with the rest of the Board in making informed decisions for the future of NPT Homes.”