Langley community stalwart retires
Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Communities and also in Housing
: Ivy Isherwood, Riverside’s director Steve Ward, and Pat Donald, chair of the Riverside Pennine board
Long standing Langley community campaigner, Ivy Isherwood, has retired from her role as board member of local landlord, Riverside.
Ivy has been active on the estate for 28 years, with 12 years as board member of Riverside. Prior to that, she was a board member of Bowlee Park Housing, which was transferred to Riverside in 2002.
Over the years Ivy has volunteered in activities and campaigns to make the community a place where people want to live. In 1985, as a member of the Langley tenants’ association, she fearlessly campaigned against a needle exchange in a property at the bottom of Mosedale Road.
Ivy said: “I have really enjoyed my time as a board member. Riverside colleagues have always been friendly and helpful.”
Ivy will continue to work with Riverside as Chair of the Langley Scrutiny Committee and its Environment Group, as well as the Riverside Tenants’ Federation.
Steve Ward, divisional director of Riverside, said: “My colleagues and I are all really grateful for Ivy’s loyalty and commitment over the years. We are delighted to hear that she will continue to support us in her scrutiny role.”
Ivy added: “I am looking forward to my continued involvement with Riverside on various panels and committees”.