Praise for stal­wart David

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Ru­ral Stir­ling Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s long­est-stand­ing board mem­ber has an­nounced his re­tire­ment af­ter 29 years of ser­vice.

David Frood’s decades of com­mit­ment were recog­nised at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s AGM in Cal­lan­der.

Chair­per­son Mar­garet Vass said: “David has made an in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of ru­ral so­cial hous­ing for the best part of 30 years.

“His am­bi­tion of en­sur­ing new homes were built, ex­ist­ing homes were ren­o­vated and lo­cal peo­ple were in­volved has pos­i­tively ben­e­fited many peo­ple across our com­mu­ni­ties and his colour­ful and re­fresh­ing ap­proach has made him a pleasure to work along­side.”

David, from Strath­blane, joined the Ru­ral Hous­ing Steer­ing Group in 1989 and chaired the in­au­gu­ral meeting of RSHA the fol­low­ing year.

He said“In the early days we were a group of peo­ple with lit­tle ex­pe­ri­ence of the is­sues around the de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment of so­cial hous­ing but the com­mon bond we had was our de­sire to en­sure af­ford­able homes were built in our com­mu­ni­ties that met the needs of lo­cal peo­ple across our large and so­cially di­verse ru­ral area.“

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