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New Chair for ARCH Tenants' Group 26/07/2012 Labelled as Tenants

Peter Kirkpatrick from Great Yarmouth was elected the new Chair of ARCH Tenants' Group at its Annual General Meeting on 23 July.

Peter has lived in council housing most of his life. He has chaired his residents association for seven years and the Great Yarmouth Community Housing Tenants Forum for four years, as well as being active in his rural community.

He replaces Jennifer Holmes from West Lancashire who did not seek re-election as Chair but continues as a member of the Tenants' Group.

Both Peter and Vice Chair Jenny Hill, a tenant of Runnymede Borough Council, will become Directors of ARCH and sit as full members of the ARCH Executive Board.

Board members Cllr Paul Ellis and Brian Reilly from Wandsworth attended the AGM and thanked Jennifer for her hard work thoughout her period of office, praising her contribution and that of the whole of the Tenants' Group, saying that they make sure the tenants' voice is heard within ARCH.


In her review of the year, outgoing Chair Jennifer Holmes reflected on Group's achievements over what she described as the most challenging year ever for councils and their tenants, including:


  • holding a successful Tenants' Conference, run by tenants for tenants
  • influencing government consultation papers on self-financing, flexible tenure, rent reform and regulation of social housing
  • representing council tenants' voice to the ARCH executive board
  • assisting the ARCH Executive in choosing ARCH's current support providers
  • achieving Director status for two ARCH tenant group members in the new ARCH company structure
  • representing ARCH at two TPAS Conferences
  • representing ARCH Tenants' Group at two CIH Conferences.



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