Tenants’ award was towering achievement

Pictured with association members at the award presentation are (front, l-r) federation chairperson Anne McGhee, Sharon Donohoe of the Tenant Information Service, Doris Crow and Mairi Pickering.
Pictured with association members at the award presentation are (front, l-r) federation chairperson Anne McGhee, Sharon Donohoe of the Tenant Information Service, Doris Crow and Mairi Pickering.
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A Motherwell tenants’ group has won a top national award for its dedicated work improving services in several local tower blocks.

North Lanarkshire Federation of Tenants and Residents Association were presented with the prestigious Frances Nelson MBE Award for their ‘exceptional achievements and contributions’ to quality of life in Motherwell towers.

The award, sponsored by the Tenant Information Service, is named after a late Tayside activist who worked tirelessly to give people decent homes - and to involve tenants in key housing decisions.

Stephen Llewellyn, operations manager with North Lanarkshire Council, said: “I would like to congratulate the federation on winning this award and thank them and all the members of the Motherwell Towers Sub Group for their hard work and commitment to developing tenant participation in North Lanarkshire.”

The federation was presented with the award at the Tenant Information Service’s recent annual conference.

Anne McGhee, chairperson of North Lanarkshire Federation, said: “We’re delighted to have won the TIS Frances Nelson Award this year - it’s wonderful to be recognised for this work.

“The sub group represents a real partnership of local people, North Lanarkshire Council and the federation.”

The association is an umbrella organisation that represents tenants and residents associations across North Lanarkshire.