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Community-minded Kingston residents receive top housing award

Councillor Rowena Bass, Deputy Mayor of Kingston joins Jackie Paddon (left) and Sue Harrison (right)
Councillor Rowena Bass, Deputy Mayor of Kingston joins Jackie Paddon (left) and Sue Harrison (right)

Local community representatives Sue Harrison and Jackie Paddon, were presented with a Frances Moseley award for services to housing at last night’s Housing Sub-Committee (Thursday 10 November).

The Frances Moseley award, in memory of the late Berrylands ward councillor and housing lead member, celebrates local people who help Kingston’s tenants and leaseholders as well as the wider community.

The two winners were selected by Councillor Cathy Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing, Darren Welsh, Kingston Council’s Head of Housing, and the Kingston Federation of Residents.

On giving the award, Councillor Rowena Bass, Deputy Mayor of Kingston, said: 
“It was a pleasure to award both Sue and Jackie with a Frances Moseley award. 

“Sue was awarded for her work as Chair of the School Lane Residents Association, as well as being the catalyst for a number of community engagement activities. 

“Jackie, a Scout volunteer for the past 30 years, is also a well deserved winner of this prestigious award, specifically for her fantastic work for the Alpha Road Estate Community Group and as Vice Chair of the Kingston Resident Scrutiny Panel. 

“It’s brilliant to see local people who are so active and engaged with our community - well done both.”

Councillor Cathy Roberts, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing at Kingston Council, added: 
“Listening to our Deputy Mayor reveal the huge history of community work that Sue and Jackie have undertaken was remarkable and inspirational. Truly fantastic work.”