Lightmoor Village Estate Management Committee

The Lightmoor Village Estate Management Committee (LVEMC) has been reshaped to be resident led to enable greater oversight and authority of BVT’s estate and stewardship activities in Lightmoor Village. Recently we asked residents to nominate themselves for election, seven nominations were received and as the committee is normally made up of eight residents, there was no requirement for an election to take place.

During the next 12 months, residents who are interested in finding out more about becoming a committee member, may attend meetings as an observer as well as discuss the role with current members. In addition, at the time of nominations, if support is required during the nomination process, this will be available. In the meantime, the seven residents who nominated themselves will be invited to attend the next meeting in September, where they will formally join the committee.

The residents are:

Jordan Taylor (current acting chair)

Jordan has lived in the Village since 2019. Initially getting involved following the plan to have a through road between The Bache and Doseley. Jordan and his fellow committee members were instrumental in seeing the decision overturned and preventing further issues that would have frustrated residents.

One of Jordan’s highlights is seeing the formation of a dedicated BVT Estates & Stewardship team for Lightmoor. The Village has grown tremendously over the years and needs its own team to give it the attention it needs. Jordan brings an array of skills not least being able to chair the committee and liaise with BVT on a regular basis to support all residents in achieving a Village everybody is proud to live in.

Peter Jones (current acting vice chair)

Peter has lived in the Village since 2006 and has been both a BVT tenant and now homeowner, so has the experience of both sides of being a resident of Lightmoor. Peter is currently the acting vice chair of the committee and is also the current Chair of Governors at Lightmoor Village Primary School.

Retired, Peter has over 40 years’ experience working in the public sector as well as supporting various communities in voluntary roles. Peter brings with him a vast array of experience and says he’s looking forward to working with the committee and BVT to ensure the Village is a happy, safe and proud place to live.

 

Louise Macleod

Louise has lived in Lightmoor for over 7 years, originally from Wolverhampton, she first visited a friend in the area and fell in love. Now married with a young family, Louise said it’s been an amazing experience living in the village and loves the community spirit while out and about.

Louise works for the NHS and is passionate about ensuring voices are heard. Louise has been a member of the committee for the past year and is looking forward to playing a more active role bringing her skillset to the role and making a difference for everyone in the Village. She wants to ensure that everyone is supported and included, whether it’s young families or our retired residents in Bournville House.

Wendy Rhoden

Wendy has lived in Lightmoor for almost 10 years and on moving here, appreciated BVT’s ethos and immediately got involved by taking part in resident meetings and social events. Wendy works as a teaching assistant at Lightmoor Village Primary School and spent five years volunteering as a leader with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Lightmoor.

Passionate about Lightmoor, Wendy is determined to achieve value for money from BVT and to make the Village the best by utilising the community and encouraging more residents to get involved.

Steve Ross

Steve has lived in Lightmoor for four years and has a background as a design engineer, contracts manager and is currently working in a school. He also has experience as a school governor.

Steve nominated himself to be part of the committee to ensure that they can work together with BVT to not only find solutions for any issues that arise but also to build the growing community into a vibrant Village.

Beth Taylor

Beth has lived in Lightmoor for five years, having been brought up in Little Dawley, spending her late teens in Birmingham before moving to London. Beth never thought she’d return to Telford but after having a family realised the benefits of living in a Village like Lightmoor.

Beth has been on the committee for the past year and is also current secretary of the Lightmoor Primary school PTA. As a primary school teacher Beth understands the importance of feeling part of a community and wants to build the community and work with BVT to ensure the Village Square returns as the hub of the Village.

 

Philip Johnson

Philip has lived in Lightmoor for five years and loves the Village and is keen to make it an even better place for all residents. Now retired, Philip was a senior officer with a major utility company, in the past Philip has lived in Andalucia where he helped to form a residents association and became secretary and then president. Joining the committee, Philip says he has the time, experience and willingness to help and only through constructive discussion and agreement between residents and BVT can Lightmoor Village improve and benefit all residents.

 

If you would like to observe a meeting or speak to someone about the opportunities of joining the committee, please call 01952 898524 or email LightmoorStewardship@bvt.org.uk.