Why a Federation?
To have an organisation just for the residents, independent of The Connect Board of Management and Connect staff.
We need more and better information – as a Federation it is easier to get better information and invite high-level staff to talk to us.
A Federation gives us more power – there is strength in numbers.
Our Federation helps to bring people together and gives us a broader view of what is happening across Connect.
Our Federation will give us more of a say. We decide how and where the annual CRF Community Priority Fund is spent, are involved in appointing contractors and are consulted on policy changes.
We want to ensure that Connect does not forget that it is not JUST a business. Our Federation gives us the opportunity to build trust between:
- Connect Staff
- Board Members
- Tenants and Residents
Our Federation is about working in partnership with our landlord, not confrontation.
Who is on the CRF executive committee (AGM 12 July 2017)
EUNICE CLARKSON, Moor Allerton, Leeds – Chairperson
MALCOLM GOODALL, Liversedge, Kirklees – Vice Chairperson
MAUREEN KERSHAW, Headingley, Leeds – Treasurer and Secretary
NICHOLA SHARP, Heckmondwyke, Kirklees - Committee Member
CHRIS SHARP, Heckmondwyke, Kirklees - Committee Member
BEVERLEY HEADLEY, Harehills, Leeds – Committee Member
LESLIE WAGSTAFF, Otley, Leeds – Committee Member