Govan Housing Association is one of the main providers of housing in Govan with a track record going back more than 40 years.
Yet the Association is more than simply a landlord; it belongs to its Members and is run by a Management Committee composed of elected Members. In every sense it is your Housing Association. Whether it is managing more than 1,550 properties, carrying out repairs and refurbishment or providing a wide range of services to its customers; the Management Committee governs all aspects of its work.
The current Management Committee Members are:
William Pritchard (Chairperson)
Bill became Chairperson in 2013 and has been on the Committee since 2012. This is Bill's second spell on the Committee.
Bill has lived in Govan for 44 years and previously worked in British Polar Engines in Helen street and with Rolls Royce in Hillington.
He has been involved with both Govan and Linthouse Housing Associations for the past 25 years, and is currently Financial Director with Govan Workspace and has been with them for 22 years.
Bill is also involved with Govan Law Centre, Govan Reminiscence and History group (founder member), producing The Govan Trail Guide, Govan Old Parish church (guide) and Govan and Drumoyne Community Councils.
When he came to live in Govan, his first home was rented from a private landlord. It was a room and kitchen with an outside toilet, the toilet was shared with two other families. Six adults and six children altogether. It was six years before his family managed to get a house with an inside loo.
He has witnessed the transformation that Housing Associations have made to the living conditions of their tenants. There is little doubt in his mind that if it were not for the hard work of Housing Associations and their Committees, many of us would still be living in the conditions reminiscent of “The good auld days”.
Georgina Hay (Secretary)
Georgie became Secretary again in 2013.
She is our longest serving Committee Member with over 30 years service to the Association.
She is an enthusiastic member of the Committee and is always willing to assist anyone experiencing problems with their tenancy.
Alice is another experienced Member with 15 years service.
Alice is also Chairperson of the Govan C Tenants & Residents Association and Friends of Pacific Garden.
She is also a Neighbourhood Volunteer and is well respected within the Govan C community. She believes in the "old style" community where everyone has a part to play in helping each other.
She also organises the annual bus run to Blackpool for the Govan C residents.
John has been a Member of the Committee since 2011.
John and his family moved to Govan in 2008 from Skye.
He is also a member of the Govan C Tenants & Residents Association and works tirelessly to improve the neighbourhood.
Thomas joined Committee in April 2014 and is the Chair of the Staffing Sub-Committee
Karen re-joined the Commitee in 2013 after previously being a Committee Member in the Association a number of years ago.
She has lived in Elder Street and Govan Road and is always willing to put forward the views of tenants.
Colin joined the Committee in 2016 and has proven to a valuable addition to the team.
Alison joined the Committee in 2016 and her involvement and experience has been extremely useful in furthering the Committee's work .
Gary joined the Committee in June 2015 and has been involved with the set up of our new subsidiary Govan HOME Team.
We are currently recruiting for new Committee Members to join our Board.
If you are a Member of the Association, and are interested in becoming a Committee Member, please contact us to find out more. If you are not currently a Member please join us and we can then discuss Committee membership with you.