Sunny Jim: being on an area panel keeps Jim busy on behalf of his local community
Our three area panels give our decision-making process a strong local base. They consult local people and give information and advice, and make suggestions to the main Northwards board.
Jim Burke is a member of the Wilton area panel covering Higher Blackley; Crumpsall and Cheetham . . .
"Since retirement I've always been involved in the community" says Jim. "I joined Wilton area panel when it was first created. I really enjoy it, and it keeps me busy too.
I thought there might be a bit of a 'them and us' attitude. I felt that the tenants might not matter to Northwards. But joining the panel totally changed what I thought. Tenants and Northwards are working really well together - they really listen to what the panel wants. "
We want to hear the views of all parts of the Northwards community. So whatever your age, background or circumstances, why not have a look at your local area panel? You might want to apply for a place, or just come and see what yours is up to.
Find out more about area panels, and how to come along to yours.
Or contact Sharon McBride, our resident involvement officer, on 0161 205 7525.