Rewards for work in their communities

Residents have been rewarded for making a difference to their community.

Nearly 150 tenants and leaseholders of North Tyneside Homes turned out for the Gold Ticket Event and the North Tyneside Community Stars.

The Green Star Award for making a difference to their environment went to Year 10 and 11 pupils at Seaton Burn Community College while John McRae of Wallsend won Star Neighbour award.

James Dutschak-Kavanagh, of Forest Hall, won Young Star for under 25 and Josephine Mudzwinga, of North Shields, picked up the Community Star Award.

Ian Conway, head of North Tyneside Homes, said: “Involving our customers is central to what we do. We need to talk to them to make sure our services are suitable to their needs and are performing to the standards they expect.

“The event is a great way for us to do this face to face. It’s also a great opportunity for customers to get some useful information and have their questions answered.”

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and environment, joined senior managers from North Tyneside Homes and Kier North Tyneside with some tenants to be quizzed by the audience.