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Your committee

Jaimini Bharakhada

Jaimini Bharakhada

Chair

Having been a Belgrave tenant member for six years,I have watched the Co-op grow and seen some of the difficulties it has faced. I decided to do my bit to help last year, when I joined the management committee.

 I became Chair of Belgrave Neighbourhood Community Housing Association (BNCHA) in October – the first woman elected to that role. We also have our first female Secretary and, for the first time, we have a majority female committee.

My vision is to give priority to our tenants, so you can have more say in how we take our co-op forward. I don’t see us as a group of tenants – I see us as a large extended family.

As a family, our first responsibility should be to care for each other.

I believe passionately, with all my heart and soul, that we can improve our tenants’ lives. I have made a personal pledge to not just improve the homes you live in but also help improve your wellbeing.

Joru Barot

Joru Barot

I’m Joru, but most people call me Joe. Having moved into Loughborough Cottages with my wife in July and, with gentle encouragement from existing members to join the committee, I thought ‘why not?’ It is one of the best decisions I’ve made, and I thank you all for making me feel welcome.
Ketan Ganatra

Ketan Ganatra

I became a tenant of BNCHA not knowing that this was a fully mutual cooperative housing association, and what it meant, and was also confused about whether BNCHA or PA (the managing agent/service provider at that time) were my landlord.

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Later, I was encouraged by others to become a member of the management committee, at the following AGM, so that the co-op would benefit from my knowledge, skills, experience and, most importantly, caring-ness for the tenants.

After having become a member of the management committee, and with the training we receive regards our role as committee members, I came to know all about this housing co-op, what it is, how it operates, etc, and of it’s relationship with the managing agent/service provider (who is currently the Pinnacle Group) – as the committee works in partnership with the service provider (who provides all the services BNCHA require) to get the co-op’s objectives met.

The main thing learnt is that BNCHA (our housing co-op) is run and managed by the tenant members who are elected at the AGM by all the tenant members who attend the AGM to represent them in the running of the co-op. This is why it is most important that as many as possible tenant members attend the AGM and elect suitable members to represent them in the management committee.

I would urge the tenants who possess such knowledge, skills and experience that can benefit the co-op in its running, and would like to contribute to the welfare and well-being of the tenants, to consider putting themselves forward for becoming a committee member at the next AGM to work towards making this a co-op to be proud of.

Lesley Webster

Lesley Webster

I  joined  the committee  to try  and  help  all our tenants members supporting them when and if i could.

Also  hopefully  to work  with the rest of the committee members  so we have a stronger committee  with us all working  together  as at team.

Lalita Suthar

Lalita Suthar

I moved from London in 1971 having migrated from Kenya in 1967 and have lived at Loughborough Cottages since 2013.  I am a mother of three children Hitesh, Urshula and Sundeep and Grandmother to seven – Viraj, Jayna, Jenisha, Dhru, Sharai, Serena and Shaan. I grew up in a large family of seven brothers and six sisters all living within Leicestershire.  

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 I have always been a very active member within my own family group as well as in the local community.

I am always ready to offer assistance when needed whether it be a family gathering, event or a social community function so it seemed only natural to me to join the Commitee and share my skills and to be a voice for all our tenant members and to ensure that we move forward as a collective family that cares for the needs of all our tenant members not just a few. 

Sadia Akhtar

Sadia Akhtar

I’ve been a BNCHA tenant for over five years. I decided to join our committee to help make a difference to the way our co-op is run and bring some positive changes for all our tenants.
With hard work and tenants’ support, I am certain we can make your lives easier and more comfortable, make our homes safer and our co-op one to be proud of.
Nylam Parmer

Nylam Parmer

The reason I joined the committee was to make a difference, to improve and work together with everyone – especially the tenants. I hope next year to see more new faces and look forward to working as a team.
Santa Modhvadia

Santa Modhvadia

As committee members, we all have the same view that we want good services for our co brothers and sisters who are renting Belgrave homes. Previously we have seen problems with repairs, but now we must all work as a family to make sure everyone receives a good level of service.
Mina

Mina

Hi I’m Mina, I have recently joined BNCHA and am happy to be working for this Co-op and can see the determination and commitment the Committee have to make improvements for their tenants.  I aim to provide the best possible service to everyone in the committee and the community. I am looking forward to meeting the tenants of this Co-op.

Please report all repairs and concerns directly to your housing team on 0333 600 2500
However if you would like to talk with the BNCHA Administration Officer or Chair please call
0116 20 50 888
Email: mina.admin@belgravecoop.org.uk