Community Gateway Group
A Community Gateway is an innovative way of running social housing, meaning true tenant and leaseholder involvement in decision-making about homes and services.
Join our Community Gateway Group (CGG)
We actively encourage our residents to get involved with Greenfields and joining our Community Gateway Group (CGG) is one way to do this. As an elected member of the CGG you would:
- Represent the views of all residents
- Ensure that the Board is made aware of the views of its residents when making decisions
- Ensure that all residents are able to access our involvement opportunities
- Help to recruit staff.
Greenfields Community Housing has always held great pride in welcoming tenants into the “Greenfields Family”. Our core objective is to improve lives and without the input from our tenants this is simply not achievable.
Our Community Gateway Group ultimately holds our board to account and they play a crucial role in making sure the right services are being delivered in the right way at the right time. It’s a very rewarding role and is key in making sure Greenfields succeed in improving people’s lives.
Along the way you can pick up key skills that may well benefit you in your everyday lives, these can include;
- Working as one team
- Project managing
- Public speaking
- Positive challenge
Championing the tenant’s voice is a key factor in these voluntary roles and we cannot wait to hear from you. For more information on how to become a member of the CGG, please contact us.
To find out more about the CGG monthly meetings, download the CGG Minutes in the ‘Supporting documents’ box on the right.
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Greenfields have featured in a positive report on the value of mutuality in housing accociations. To find out more about how mutualist organisations operate and the value their mutuality delivers please down load the Mutuality & Accountability in the Housing Association Sector from the ‘supporting documents’ box on the right.
Sue has been a secretary on the Humber Road Committee, and an involved resident since 2007, including being a member of the Witham Area Forum and a Greenfields Board member.
Ken is Chairman of the Humber Road Estate Community Initiative and Treasurer of the Witham Tree Group. He taught Accountancy, Business Education and Mathematics for 25 years until retirement. He feels that the “Gateway model for Greenfields is an excellent one.”
Karen has lived in the Braintree District for the last eight years and this is the second time she has served on the CGG. She gets a lot of pleasure from helping others and feels that the CGG helps to make sure tenants have a voice through the good work that they do.
Karen is a keen gardener and very interested in IT and building computers.
Jeanette is now retired and, during her working years, she owned or worked in shops, employment agencies and retirement homes.
Jeanette is on the Community Gateway Group as “they deal with a wider spectrum of services and help Greenfields plan and reflect the tenants’ needs”.
Jane is a single mum with two teenagers. She has been part of Greenfields’ Resident Inspector Team, and a member of the Value for Money Steering Group and Customer Experience Group.
She wants to ensure that Greenfields will keep their promises to residents.
Jane has been an involved tenant for a number of years. Prior to this Jane was a landlady of a public house in Witham. Jane believes that she can bring the experience she has gained in both roles to the Community Gateway Group.
Ian is an ex-pub landlord and was previously a semi-professional football player and coach. He believes in value for money and thinks that is something that most tenants want to see in action.
Henry has been married for two years; and a Greenfields resident for over four – spending three of those as a member of the Witham Area Forum. He has a keen interest in rebuilding cars and enjoys gardening.
Grahaem has lived in Witham for over 26 years and has been a resident leaseholder for seven. He currently works as an engineer. He believes in bringing a fair representation of leaseholders’ views and requirements to the Community Gateway Group.
Cliff has been a member of Hatfield Peverel Parish Council, Vice Chair and a member of the CA Executive Committee, and also a GMT Chairman for British Rail. He is married with four children.
Ann has been an involved resident since before transfer from Braintree District Council, and was Chair of the Braintree Area Forum for the eight years. She previously worked as a Childcare Officer, and spent 25 years as a Civil Servant.
CGG Meeting Minute
What is a Community Gateway Association?
We give our residents the chance to be actively involved with Greenfields and have a say on how things are done. We provide additional opportunities and resources to our residents, beyond the development and maintenance of their homes. Click the button below to learn more.