Soha’s first elected Members’ Forum held its inaugural meeting and appointed a Chair and Vice-Chair on 16 May.
Before Soha became a mutual organisation in October 2017, residents voted for a Tenants' Forum to represent them. For the Members' Forum, however, the electorate was composed of all shareholding Members. The ballot, overseen by Electoral Reform Service, was conducted in March and the appointments confirmed at the combined AGM and Thank You event at the end of April.
The Forum for 2019-20 is made up of the following Soha residents:
Chair: Trevor Brewerton, Didcot
Vice-Chair: Vanessa Churchward, Didcot
Aurora Acone, Binfield Heath
Jennifer Britton, Henley-on-Thames
Margaret Buckell, Didcot
Bertie Doy, Didcot
Sean Godfrey, Thame
Peter Haynes, Abingdon-on-Thames
Val Kir, Didcot
Trish Langford, Kingston Bagpuize
Richard Mandunya, Cuddesdon
Gerald Prior, Tetsworth
Paul Revell, Cholsey
John Smelt, Aston Tirrold
Sue Such, Didcot
David Wilkins, Goring
Deborah Wills, Abingdon-on-Thames
Vic Breach of South Stoke and Edwina Lamond of Sonning Common were co-opted on to the Forum.
The pictures show the April AGM, which also included a Community Investment consultation and a celebration of Community Champions from around the Soha neighbourhoods.