Witton Lodge Community Association

Our Board

WLCA is led by a board of 12 directors who set the strategy and direction for the work of the organisation.  There are both Resident Directors and Institutional Directors.  The board meets every month and as well as receiving reports on the progress of current plans, it considers pressing issues about WLCA and decides on matters that affect the regeneration of Perry Common and much more.  Our current Directors are listed below.

If you are a local resident, are passionate about your area and want to help shape it’s future, why not consider joining our board.  We would be delighted to hear from you.  For more information call Afzal Hussain on 0121 382 1930 or email Afzal.Hussain@wittonlodge.org.uk

Current Board Member Vacancies

Witton Lodge Community Interest Company (WLCIC) was established in 2015 to provide affordable, high-quality homes to support the communities we serve, so that people can live healthy and fulfilling lives. WLCIC is part of the well-established Witton Lodge Community Association group structure.

We are continuing to develop a strong and ambitious Board, and we are looking for new Board Members to join us. The Board has overall responsibility for our strategic direction, and we want to find individuals who share our values and will bring their skills and experience to support us in our work – complementing that already offered by our existing Board Members.

We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with expertise and experience in:

  • Leadership/organisational and people
  • Housing/customers and communities
  • Property and housing development
  • Legal and regulatory
  • Finance and audit

If you have any questions or would like a discussion about the opportunity or request and application pack, please contact: Afzal Hussain on 0121 382 1930 or email: Afzal.hussain@wittonlodge.org.uk.


Linda Hines MBE

Resident Director/ Chair

I have lived in Erdington for practically all of my life and am passionate about local people believing that they can, and do, make a real difference within their community.


Paul Tomlinson

Independent Director

I am a retired Building Society Commercial Manger and have been a Board member of Witton Lodge Community Association for 20 years. As an Independent Director, I have taken great pleasure in seeing the Association develop in the size and  scope of its work within the local community. My particular interest is in ensuring the long term growth and financial stability, so that much needed services can be provided for many years to come. I have been married for 35 years and, beside having two daughters and grandchildren,  have many outside interests in particular cycling and travel.



Sophie Allison

Resident Director/ Deputy Chair

I have lived in Perry Common for almost 15 years and am deputy chair of WLCA board.  I love  working our in our local community and making a positive difference.


Teresa Compton

Resident Director

I have lived in Perry Common since 1979 and have seen a lot of changes and developments in the local community. I love living on the estate.


Ravindar Singh

Independent Director

I’ve been serving in the heart of the community within Perry Common since 1994 as an independent pharmacist, initially located in the parade of shops on Witton Lodge Road and later relocating to The Dove Primary Care Centre. I am proud to be a member of Witton Lodge Community Association, serving voluntarily as a Non-Executive Director alongside key members of the community who have together made important positive health outcomes locally.

Jane Jennings

Independent Director

I live in Stockland Green and have been a Resident Director of Witton Lodge Community Association for 1 year. I am married, work part time for Marks and Spencer,  have 4 cats, and enjoy gardening and bird watching.

Mike Davis

Institutional Director
(Birmingham City Council)


Mike has worked for BCC for over 25 years in various capacities including managing council services in the Erdington Constituency. He currently manages council advice services across the city and oversees advice contracts that the council has with third sector partners. He has been a council nominated director on the WL Board for over 5 years.


Mary Harvey

Resident Director

I moved to Perry Common from Northumberland in 1943. I love Birmingham people and living in here Perry Common is fantastic!

Councillor Bob Beauchamp

Institutional Director
(Birmingham City Council)

I was brought up in Perry Common and still live locally. Was educated in engineering business management, and my working life is in business primarily in production engineering.

I am currently a Birmingham City Councillor (BCC) for Perry Common Ward in Erdington Constituency, and a BCC nominated Institutional Director of Witton Lodge Community Association.


Andy Winmill

Resident Director

Andy has been working with children and young people across Erdington as part of Urban Devotion Birmingham since 2004. He lives in Perry Common with his wife, three daughters and their dog. Andy is passionate about seeing local people at the heart of the decisions that affect them and helping different groups and organisations work together for the good of the community.