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Tributes to “true ambassadors” for tenants’ rights in Glasgow


Two former tenant board members passed away last month. 

Tributes have been paid to two former tenant board members in Glasgow after they passed away last month.

Kate Willis and Robert McCormick were previously on the board of Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), which is now Wheatley Homes Glasgow, part of Wheatley Group.

Kate, 72, was a passionate ambassador for her community in Castlemilk, where she lived for more than 65 years.

She served on the GHA board from 2009 until 2018. Kate was also on the Wheatley Group board from 2014 to 2018.

Robert, 79, was a member of the GHA board from 2009 to 2014 and was a strong supporter of community engagement and local decision-making.

Bernadette Hewitt, former chair of GHA and Wheatley Homes Glasgow, said: “Everyone at Wheatley Group is sad to hear of the passing of Kate and Robert.

“They were both passionate about their communities and ensuring tenants were at the heart of decision-making. They will be sadly missed.”

Maureen Dowden, chair of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, added: “Kate and Robert were true ambassadors for tenants and took great pride in being part of local committees and boards which helped transform communities and change the lives of tenants for the better.

“Our thoughts are with their family and friends.”



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