Award-winning Community Champion is our pick for Church Street

Local community champion Rachid Boufas is standing to be Church Street ward residents’ local Councillor on 5 May.

Rachid is a father of four and works as a Tenant Service Inspector for the Octavia Housing Association.

As a local tenant who has served passionately on the Tenants’ Steering Group for seven years, he understands residents’ needs and, if elected, will work to ensure that local tenants receive the high quality housing that they deserve.

He has been a Governor of Westminster Academy since 2011 and initiated the “Sending Positive Images Through Music” project aimed at young people. He also set up the “Stay in Touch” project which held social gatherings for older people who were isolated from an active community life. he set up a club to combat loneliness and worked towards breaking down barriers between people from different ethnic backgrounds.

Rachid was awarded a Community Champions Award by the Scarman Trust for his work between different generations and was also nominated in 2008 as the “Best Neighbour” in the National Housing Federation’s Neighbourhood Awards for “consistently being at the heart of community life”.

Now that Labour Councillor Rampulla has resigned, Rachid calls on Church Street residents to vote for someone who will be a long-term community champion.

Promoted by James Cockram on behalf of Rachid Boufas both of 90 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QD. Printed by Westminster North Conservatives, 209 Shirland Road, London, W9 3JP