Benches help maintain the memory of tenants’ champion

Pictured in Barnburgh with one of the benches are, from the left (front), Carol Higgins of St Leger Homes and Linda Teasdale, Board member at St Leger Homes, (back) Frank Protheroe, Board member at St Leger Homes and chairman of the Estate Improvement Fund and David Packham, chairman of Barnburgh and Harlington Parish Council.
Pictured in Barnburgh with one of the benches are, from the left (front), Carol Higgins of St Leger Homes and Linda Teasdale, Board member at St Leger Homes, (back) Frank Protheroe, Board member at St Leger Homes and chairman of the Estate Improvement Fund and David Packham, chairman of Barnburgh and Harlington Parish Council.
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THE memory of a Doncaster woman who represented the borough’s tenants continues to live on.

Lyn Ralph, who dedicated her life to championing the causes of council tenants and was chairman of Doncaster Federation of Tenants and Residents’ Association, died in October 2009.

Last year eight benches were placed around the borough, with a plaque in her memory. Now a further six have been installed in Barnburgh, the St James Street area, and Balby.

The benches have been funded by St Leger Homes Estate Improvement Fund - a fund that tenants can apply to for projects to be paid for to improve the area in which they live.

Fund chair Frank Protheroe said: “Tenants asked for benches for their areas again and we decided to add plaques so that Lyn’s memory can live on.”

In Barnburgh, parish council chairman David Packham and Linda Teasdale organised the two sites on Church Lane and Hollowgate.