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Have your say on Council housing services

Published: Tue 30th March, 2021

Three places on a housing advisory board are up for grabs for council tenants who would like to have their say on how council housing services are run by the Council.

Charnwood Borough Council’s Housing Management Advisory Board (HMAB) discusses important issues that affect its council tenants and leaseholders including performance of the council’s landlord service, budgets, policies and investment in properties. The board is currently made up of eight members: four council tenants/leaseholders, three borough councillors and an independent.

The board is an important part of ensuring that our service is tailored to the needs of Council tenants and leaseholders. Members serve a three-year term of office. The board meets six times a year.

Due to a proposal to increase the current number of tenant members by two to six in total and the three-year term of office expiring for an existing member, three tenant member positions are available. The Council is looking for tenants who are keen to get involved and make a difference to the way services are delivered.

Peter Oliver, head of landlord services, said: "It is essential that our service is tailored to the needs of our tenants and leaseholders, and the housing management advisory board plays an important role in this.

"It is very important for us to engage with our customers so that we can continue to find out what we are doing well and where we can do better.

"This is a superb opportunity for tenants to have a real influence on the way we deliver our services."

Where reports relate to items which will be submitted to the Council’s Cabinet, the comments and recommendations of the Board are submitted to Cabinet and taken into account when decisions about the service are made.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can apply online via the Council’s website at www.charnwood.gov.uk/hmab_recruitment.

The deadline for applications is Friday April 16, 2021. Interviews and the appointment process will take place at the beginning of May, with a decision and appointment made before the board meets on May 12, 2021.