The 2017 Annual Tenant Event

We had taken the decision to hold it on a Friday in the belief that most people do not want to give up part of their week-end and it was a success. We had a good turn out, rivaling our earlier days. 

We had a presentation from SCARF and they had a display stand in one of the side rooms which was visited during coffee breaks. They had some takers on their offer to go to a tenants homes and assess their energy use and give advice. 

We have had 'Working Groups' throughout our existance, where managers get together with tenants to make joint decisions. We frequently ask for other tenants to take part in this but feel perhaps some are not sure on what exactly each group covers. To remedy this we asked that the managers from each group attend the event and explain their role in things. As they would not have to give up a week-end day to do this we thought we were not asking too much. 

Some were more comforatble than others talking publicly but they all managed it!

The Garden Competition prizes were awarded, again the quality of the gardens was really good and it was not easy to choose. 

The winners were: 



Highly Commended (Sheltered Housing) : Thistle Court, Fraserburgh (James “Skipper” Watt, main gardener, was there to collect)
Sheltered Housing Runner Up : Pleyfauld House, Inverurie
Sheltered Housing WINNER : Airlie House, Kintore
Highly Commended (Individual) : Elizabeth Bain (Oldmeldrum) & Jennifer Officer (Stonehaven)
Runner Up (Individual) : Walter Gray (Port Elphinstone)
WINNER : Aileen Glennie (Torphins)

Well done to all of them. 

The Highlight was the Douglas Edwardson Award for the Young Tenant of the year. Again a difficult choice with there being only a hairs breadth between the winner and the runner up. Pictures on the Home Page. 

We welcomed two new members of TPPT, Hilary having stood down earlier in the year and Gary having decided not to stand for re-election having done his 3years. 

Fiona was present and introduced herself, but Norman was away on holiday so he will have to say 'Hello' to everyone next time. 

Gary was presented with a basket of fruit and sweets and thanked for all the work he had done for TPPT over the years. We will certainlly miss his input to the group.