Southampton City Council Press Releases
Courageous Southampton man shortlisted for regional tenant award
Despite being diagnosed with a terminal illness - John Moir continues to support his local community and for his inspirational work e.g., fundraising for the local play area and getting older people online, and has been shortlisted as tenant of the year at the Southern Regional Tenant Participatory Advisory Service (TPAS) 2012 awards.
John is the tenant block representative at Meon Court in Harefield (one of Southampton City Council’s supported housing schemes) where he has lived for over 10 years. He has beaten off stiff competition to make it into the top 12 for the region and has been invited to the Southern Regional TPAS Awards 2012 ceremony in London on 04 May.
Councillor Royston Smith, Ward Councillor for Harefield, said: "This is great news. John is in my ward and I wish to congratulate him and thank him - as he is man that works tirelessly to improve the lives of local residents and is a real example to us all.
"I wish John well at the awards in London and believe he will do well because he is actively improving the lives of his neighbours by empowering and supporting them. John’s enthusiasm and fundraising skills have ensured the success of the local play area project, improvements to the local gardens and social activities for older residents on the estate.”
John has also run the local Silver Surfer computer club and has motivated other residents to start their own activities. He helped a group on a nearby estate set up their own social club and even gave a hand in building their barbecue.