Change of Shire HA Chairperson

Chairperson – Janet Allan

The Association’s current Chairperson, Janet Allan, will step down from the role and the Management Board on 21 December 2018 due to personal commitments.  Janet has led the Management Board since 2014 and overseen the transformation of the Association.  After nomination, Vice-Chair, Lorne Campbell, was elected as the new Chairperson and member Hugh Carr accepted the position of Vice Chair. Existing Office Bearer, Nick Allan remains the Convenor of the Audit Committee.

Paying tribute to Janet Allan, Lorne Campbell stated: “Janet has been a driving force in the improvements made to the Association over the last few years. The Management Board and Staff are hugely grateful for her hard work and dedication in strengthening the Association, particularly its governance.” The Association’s Director, Jim Munro, also commented “Janet has been hugely influential in creating a strong dynamic organisation that will continue to flourish thanks to her hard work.”

Mission Christmas Appeal

The Team at Shire are participating in West FM’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal.

We have been raising funds as well as being a distributor of grants to certain young people in our communities

Today is our Christmas jumper day and staff have been collecting toys for the Appeal.
Billy Kirkwood from the Breakfast Show came along today to chat to staff and collect out donations of toys and cash.

These donations came from staff, The Board, and our contractors and partners.

Thanks of GD Chalmers, MPS Housing, Mears and Saltire for assisting the team at Shire with donations to Mission Christmas and our Foodbank appeals.


Rent Consultation Event



Our annual rent consultation is now live.  This is an opportunity for our tenants to influence both their rent for the year ahead and the services we offer.

Information packs have been mailed to all tenants today.

Please read the pack you receive and give us your feedback.  You can respond in the following ways:

  • complete the free online questionnaire at https7://
  • pop in to one of our consultation events listed in the pack;
  • return the questionnaire on the back page of the pack to FREEPOST RTJA-LEEA-KXRX, Netherthird House, Cumnock, KA18 3DB;
  • e-mail us at;
  • give us a call on 01290 421130 or we can come to you at home or why not pop into the office for a chat.

Please respond by Friday 18 January.  All tenants who submit a response (by any means) will be entered into a draw to win £40 of shopping vouchers.

Rent Consultation Booklet 2019