Tenant Members

Ken Bucknall

 

 

 

 

Ken Bucknall

Ken has spent most of his professional life working at the BBC and ran his own media business for many years. Actively involved in his local community he is a member of the Caldicot Community Events Team and The Friends of Caldicot Castle Group.

Ken has been a tenant for eight years and has been involved representing tenants in Monmouthshire Housing Association for around six years with his involvement in the Tenants Forum and other committees, as well as being a Board member.  Ken has achieved a Chartered Institute of Housing Qualification in Social Housing. These experiences have enabled Ken to confidently take an active role when participating in our association’s activities and Ken has always been keen to ensure tenant’s views are at the very heart of the way in which the organisation is run.

Ken previously served as a Board member between 2001 and 2014 and is very grateful for the opportunity again.  Ken is passionate about Social Housing and making sure that MHA delivers excellent services for every tenant.

 

 

 

Gary Witcombe

Gary Witcombe

Gary has lived in social housing for the past 75 years, both within Pontypool and Monmouthshire.  Gary is a member of a number of tenant groups within MHA, including the Better Build Group, Steering Committee and Tenants Forum to name a few.

Gary’s career began with seven years’ service in the Army, including two years active service in Malaya jungle warfare, six months in Singapore and over two years on tower patrol in Germany.

He has held a number of roles with trade unions including being Branch Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, a Shop Steward for workers for NUPE National Union of Public Employees. Gary spent eight years on Monmouth Town Council.

                                                     

 

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Sandra Flanagan

John Barrow

John lives in Caldicot, having previously lived in Portskewett and Pwllmeyric after crossing the river from South Gloucestershire. John has been an active supporter of a number of charities, both before and since his retirement in 2013. These include the British Heart Foundation, St David’s Hospice Care and Macmillan Cancer Care. He is also a member of the Caldicot Musical Theatre Society. His entire career has been in the field of environmental health, one third in local government as an enforcement officer, one third in Central Africa training local Health Inspectors and later heading relief operations with the International Red Cross. The remainder of his career has been in private industry working for British Airways for eight years and his own consultancy for another seven.

John’s hobbies include boating, fishing, photography and travel and he was a keen scuba diver until recently. John is a Christian and lives life by those tenets.

 

Sandra Flanagan

Sandra is originally from Scotland. She retired at the end of last year and moved from Newport to Abergavenny. Sandra’s working life was spent in finance and for the last 10 years she was a legal cashier for a firm of solicitors.

She is married and has two sons and three grandchildren. Sandra says she was so impressed by MHA that she wanted to be part of it and was thrilled to be voted on to the Board.

Her hobbies include reading, swimming and she has just finished a course in QIGong, the ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

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