The History of Tamar
The “founding” meeting of Tamar Housing Society took place in late 1966. Those attending were all local professionals and businessmen, each with a strong commitment to serving the local community.
Initially Tamar built co-ownership flats and three schemes were developed by 1974. As Housing Acts in the 1970s brought more government funding to housing associations, Tamar was able to develop further properties.
During the early years Tamar’s management was carried out by agents, accountants looked after the financial affairs of the organisation, developments were run by local architects, and day-to-day management and maintenance were covered by an estate agent. In 1990, Tamar opened an office and appointed Bill Haley as General Manager.