Three resident Directors of Leathermarket JMB have been honoured for their tireless voluntary work in Southwark’s Active Citizens Hub awards for 2010.
Debbie Walsh, Fola Ogunkola and John Lynch were honoured by the Mayor of Southwark Cllr Tito Sito at the ceremony on Friday 29 October, run by Southwark Volunteer Centre.
Debbie – a JMB Director from the Lawson Estate and Secretary of Lawson TRA, received the Active Citizen School Governor Award for her work as Chair of Governors at Townsend Primary School.
Fola – a Director from the Decima Street area, recieved a Governorship award which particularly recognised his work through Decima TRA with the area’s young people
John, a JMB Director from Crosby, Lockyer and Hamilton TRA recieved a Community Service award to recognise his many years of work with the JMB, Crosby, Lockyer & Hamilton TRA and the St Saviours and St Olaves charity.
JMB Chair John Paul Maytum said:
“These are hard-earned and very well-deserved awards for Debbie, Fola and John. The thing that makes Leathermarket JMB so special is the tireless commitment of our resident directors who give so much of their time entirely voluntarily.
“All our resident directors are really aware of the issues that effect their communities through their work on their estates and with their wider communities in so many different ways – often far beyond housing issues.
” It is the sheer breadth of this first-hand knowledge and experience that helps make the JMB so much more in touch with its residents than the Council. This helps us to provide better, higher-quality services to everyone on JMB estates and homes.”