A HOUSING provider in Bury has revealed the names of its new board members.

Arms-length management organisation Six Town Housing has welcomed Robin Lawler as its new chair, while Neil Pollitt will now be serving as an independent board member.

Mr Lawler said: “I’m delighted to join Six Town Housing as the team continue to grow and find more ways to help the tenants of Bury as the borough recovers from the pandemic.

“I’m passionate about social housing and look forward to working with my new colleagues on our plans for 2022 to deliver great services that improve the quality of people’s homes and the neighbourhood, while contributing to the Bury 2030 plan - ensuring equal chances in life for everyone in our communities.”

Mr Lawler was chief executive of of Manchester’s 12,500-home Northwards Housing for 15 years.

Mr Pollitt, himself a qualified accountant, added: “As a board member at Six Town Housing, I’m looking forward to helping to continue the good work of the board and guiding the ALMO to be high performing as well as having the opportunity to give back to Bury’s thriving community.”

Sharon McCambridge, the housing association's chief executive, said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Hugh Broadbent for all his help and support over the last few years.

“Moving forward, we always want to learn how we can make improvements to our services.

“We know Robin and Neil will bring a wealth of experience to Six Town Housing as we develop our housing for tenants across Bury.”