Tributes have been paid to a dedicated South Bucks resident campaigner and champion of tenants' rights who has died following a period of ill health.

Stan Swann, from Beaconsfield, was chair of L&Q’s west neighbourhood committee for 15 years from 2005 to 2020, and a member of their resident board and resident Services Group.

L&Q have 4555 homes in Buckinghamshire and are one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developer.

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An L&Q resident for over twenty years, Stan had a strong presence in the South Bucks area and worked tirelessly to champion the needs of his local community.

He contributed to improvements in maintenance services, both as a member of their procurement panel and head of their policy group.

Stan worked tirelessly and was awarded an Irene Addis Lifetime Contribution Award at L&Q’s Creating Places Awards 2012.

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Fiona Fletcher Smith, CEO at L&Q said: “Stan was motivated to represent the interests of local residents at every single turn.

"A wise voice in the room, he was dedicated and professional in his approach and always stood up for what he believed in.

"He kept L&Q rightly focussed on the Southeast and was instrumental to our delivery of a locally responsive service.

"So many people were touched by Stan’s work, both residents and the people he worked with.

"Very few people leave behind such an exceptional legacy, and we are privileged to have known and worked with him.”

Fayann Simpson, Senior Independent Director and Resident Services Board Member at L&Q said: “Stan’s unwavering energy, passion and commitment helped us to improve homes and services for L&Q residents for more than two decades.

"He was a brilliant Chair, with a great sense of humour, and he taught me so much over the years. Stan will be missed by all of us at L&Q and my thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Jeremy Hutchins, former Assistant Director of L&Q’s west neighbourhood committee said: “Stan was constructively critical and always gave us the opportunity to put things right.

"He was passionately supportive of L&Q and gave up so much of his time to help improve services, ably supported by his patient wife Gwen.

"A true gentleman, he will be missed by all who knew him.”