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Ashburton tenants’ champion Michael Hewlett has died

He will be missed

Inside Croydon

Michael Hewlett, for three decades a campaigner for better conditions for tenants living in Longheath Gardens in Ashburton and across the whole borough, has died.

Michael Hewlett: worked hard for council tenants for more than 20 years Michael Hewlett: worked hard for council tenants

Hewlett was 81, and he died on February 10 following a short illness, with his family at his hospital bedside.

Hewlett became involved in tenant affairs in 1994 when he responded to a council call for people living in its properties to become more involved in the management of their homes and estates by registering their interest in joining their local customer panel. Hewlett was soon chairing his local panel, as it negotiated and lobbied councillors and council officials.

In a statement issued by Croydon Council, they said: “His desire to improve services for tenants across the borough saw him give up his spare time to work with a number of tenant groups including the main tenant and…

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