Tenants housing feedback meeting to be held

News / Wed 2nd Apr 2014 at 10:56am

COUNCIL housing tenants who have had home improvements carried out are being invited to share their experiences at a meeting on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

The meeting, which will take place at The Wayre in Old Harlow (CM17 0DS) at 6.30pm, will be attended by Tenant Representatives, Council staff and Housing Tenant Representatives. The meeting is part of a new review group which has been set-up following discussions with Tenant Representatives via the Repairs Standards Panel and the Housing Standards Board. This group is looking for tenants’ views, ideas and suggestions on how the Modern Council Homes programme could be improved.

Since July 2013 more than 3,000 home improvements have been completed as part of the programme. The Council is planning to carry out around 5,000 improvements in 2014/15 as part of a £26m programme. Improvements to homes include: new kitchens and bathrooms, replacements windows and exterior doors, new heating and boilers and electrical rewires.

Councillor Rod Truan, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “This is the biggest ever programme in Harlow to modernise Council housing and has so far seen over 3,000 improvements completed. The Council, contractors and the tenant representatives want to hear tenants’ views to make sure that the very best service is provided. With around 5,000 home improvements planned for 2014/15 this is the right time to hear from tenants on what has worked well and what could be improved in the future.”

The Modern Homes Programme is being funded by rents and additional decent homes grants secured by the Council.

Places are limited so must be booked by contacting Zulfi Kiani, Tenant Initiatives Officer on (01279) 446470 or email [email protected]

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