Islington Partners Residents forum: Introducing the new chair.
Busy, busy, busy - After the summer break Sept is always full of meetings - this year is no exception. Tonight was Islington's 'Partners' Residents forum meeting.
First up on the agenda, the election of Chair for a two year term. Feel very proud that yours truly was elected by the members with a wide majority. Richard Best was elected vice-chair. Other residents were co-opted after the election so we now have a good team in place.
Being the Chair for two years is a real commitment but everybody including officialdom seems to feel I'm up to the task. They are all used to my making waves so to speak but its all for the long term good of Islington residents anyway.
The Summer edition of the Partners Gazette has since been distributed to the 5000 plus residents living in properties managed by Partners. Good to see some of the concerns of residents were included in the publication - gives members of the forum encouragement that their voice is being heard. The Autumn edition is already being planned. Other issues of concern or interest will be in the next one - Including something about visitors to properties(family & friends) and their behaviour.
Seems now I'm going to have to write something to be included in each edition of the Gazette. Not a problem with so much going on around.
The forum members had already been informed about the new recycling developments and it is hoped an article will be included in the next edition as well. I'm pleased that wheelie bins were distributed to some of the residents in this area and all the old green boxes collected. So far everybody who has received one are very pleased - less mess and easy to manage. For this property we did get two delivered to share - should think do to, what good would one wheelie bin be.
As the meetings are open to the public, our new venue at the Town Hall means easy access for most residents and plenty of space for people to sit - so welcome all.