Newark and Sherwood District Council calls for social housing tenants to give their views.Posted on: Monday, September 18, 2023
To support the Regulator for Social Housing’s consultation on standards for social housing tenants, Newark and Sherwood District Council (NSDC) have set up two face to face consultation events and one online event to gather views of tenants from across the district.
The Regulator is keen to hear the views of landlords, tenants and anyone with an interest in social housing. The consultation can be accessed through the government website: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-consumer-standards.
However, NSDC are particularly keen to ensure that their tenants are given a voice, so they have set up consultation events in Ollerton and Newark for tenants to attend and share their opinions.
The events take place over the space of a week, with the first on Tuesday 19 September. The events are designed to take tenants through the Regulator’s proposals which cover issues ranging from providing tenants with good quality homes and services through to how issues such as respecting tenants and their safety.
Tenants who wish to get involved can attend one of the following events:
Tuesday 19th September at De Lacy Court Community Centre, Ollerton NG22 9RN at 10am
Wednesday 20th September at Howes Court Community Centre, Newark NG24 1QL at 5pm
Thursday 21st September online at 11am, the links will be shared on the NSDC facebook page prior to the event.
Tenants who are unable to join these events can still have their views heard by dropping us an email at email@example.com or by calling 01636 655 239.
“We aspire to being a responsible landlord in all aspects of our Social Housing provision. Whether that means ensuring our housing stock is well insulated and energy efficient or simply treating our tenants with respect. This consultation process is a vital element of making sure that not only are we getting it right, but that the Government is getting it right too.” Explains Councillor Lee Brazier, Newark and Sherwood Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, “I strongly urge all tenants to get involved. If they can’t join an event in person, they can still complete the questionnaire online or send us their comments and we’ll include them in our response to the Regulator.”
Tenants wanting to complete the Government run survey can take part here: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/interview/b9569279-6f3e-449c-874d-bd14f3678f51
The consultation paper can be downloaded here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1173369/20230724_Consumer_standards_consultation_Summary.pdf