WCHG Tenants Conference 2017

Now in 5th year, WCHG’s Annual Tenants’ Conference continues to grow every year with its biggest and best event yet.

Over 200 Tenants & Residents attended the event at Wythenshawe Forum on Thursday 9th November 2017, enjoying a packed agenda launched by The Lord Mayor of Manchester Eddy Newman which focussed on ‘Community Cohesion’.

The event was also an opportunity to showcase some local projects and how they linked into the area of Greater Manchester.

This included a presentation on Age Friendly Manchester, The Wythenshawe Off Roaders Bike Project, Volunteering in Wythenshawe and special guest speaker John Page, who spoke about the work of the Jo Cox Foundation and how Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) linked into this by hosting ten locals events in June 2017.

The event also included a “Question Time” which gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions directly to representatives from WCHG’s senior management team, Greater Manchester Police , MP for Wythenshawe & Sale East Mike Kane and the Master of Ceremonies on the day was local Councillor Glynn Evans.

WCHG Group Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said, “It’s been a tough year for Manchester and this event was a great opportunity to focus and highlight some of the fantastic projects and initiatives that are going in Wythenshawe, and how we as an area support the wider Our Manchester strategy. I would like to thank everyone who made the day such a huge success and I’m already looking forward to next year.”

Chair of the Tenant Committee Janet Papworth said, “It was a really well attended event and the feedback we’ve had from Tenants is very positive. I would like to personally thank all the involved volunteers who helped lead on the planning and running the event on the day. If you would like to get involved then please get in touch”

If you would like to get involved with WCHG or find out more about the range of ways that you can get help, please don’t hesitate to contact the Involvement team for a chat on 0300 111 0000 or 0800 633 5500 or email getinvolved@wchg.org.uk



The Scarecrow Awards - Winners


  • Best Made Scarecrow Category

Winner is: Mia Grace Davies


  • Best Most Entertaining Scarecrow

Winner is: Olivia May Leslie-Walsh


  • Best School Scarecrow

Winner is: Peel Hall Primary School


  • Best Community Scarecrow

Winner is: St Luke’s Church



The Community Awards - Winners


  • Good Neighbour Award

The winner is: Lesley Benyon


  • Young Person Award

The winner is: Daniel Boda-Hayden


  • Involvement Champion Award

The winner is: Sheila Fasoli


  • Community Group Award

The winner is: Johannesburg Gardens Social Club


  • Paul Goggins Life Time Achievement Award

The winner is: Michelle Jennings

WCHG Tenants Conference 2017