Housing Repairs Survey

Dear All,

I’m writing to let you know about a new survey for tenants and leaseholders on Southwark’s housing repairs service. The survey is being carried out by Southwark’s Housing Scrutiny Commission.

The short survey can be found here:  https://consultations.southwark.gov.uk/housing-community-services-department-community-engagement-team/housing-repairs-tenants-and-leaseholder-survey/

The survey is designed to gather data and views about the repairs service since it came back in house in October 2018.

It would be particularly helpful if you could pass this link on to your own contacts who may be interested in providing feedback and by sharing on social media.

The objective of this cross party review is to make recommendations to the cabinet to assist in improving the repairs service for everyone who relies on it.  If you have any questions about the work of the Housing Scrutiny Commission, please just come back to me.

Best Wishes and Merry Christmas,

Gavin

Councillor Gavin Edwards

Chair Housing Scrutiny Commission

 

To the year ahead

Hello,

2020 is going to be a big year.

This year we celebrated 100 Years of Council Homes  and in 2020 the Homes (Fit for Habitation) Act will roll out to support all tenants and make sure their homes are fit for habitation – including warm and safe.
We are starting the year by addressing district heating breakdowns. On the 16th January we are running a session with local groups in partnership with Fuel Poverty Action so we can find solutions to district heating breakdowns.
There will be a follow up at our Group Meeting on the 22nd of January.

Are you experiencing district heating breakdowns?! Click here to invite me to your estate between the 6th – 15th January so I can talk to your neighbours over a cuppa ahead of our open session on the 16th January.

Start 2020 with something a little different… 
We have teamed up with Campaign Bootcamp to build community campaign skills.
From researching your campaign to organising your campaign this programme is there to help communities do something a little bit different – together. If you are interested sign up here!

We have a few other things up our campaign sleeves in 2020 which I look forward to sharing with you next month. Thank you everyone who has dedicated so much time this year. Many of you have signed postcards, posted through your neighbours letter boxes, spoken at public meetings and helped organise.

I will close with the Queen’s speech that she delivered this morning in parliament – happy listening.

Thank you all and enjoy your breaks and here is to a stronger 2020!

Rhiannon Hughes
Campaigns and Research Officer

Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations

Bells Gardens Community Centre,

19 Buller Close

London SE15 6UJ

Tel: 020 7639 6718/07932359410

Email: rhiannon@sgto.co.uk

website: www.sgto.org.uk

Workshops for Lambeth and Southwark Residents on how to set up a Social Enterprise or Community Project

Have you got an idea for a business or project that helps other people or the environment (a social enterprise)? Would you like some support to get it up and running? The School for Social Entrepreneurs’ London Fellowship Programme could be right for you. It’s a practical course for people from all backgrounds – no textbooks in sight! You don’t need any educational qualifications and there’s no scary interview process. Find out more: http://bit.ly/32HSuyh

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Up the Elephant Public Meeting 19 Nov 2019

Dear Friend

Many thanks to everyone who came along and supported the campaign at the Judicial Review. We had great turn-out – over 40 people – many staying on to hear the case itself. Special thanks to Distriandina for a heartening breakfast!

Now we wait for Justice Dove’s decision, which should be in two or three weeks. In the meantime we must talk about what happens next. Whether we win our lose, there will be much to do, supporting the traders and fighting for an inclusive development that benefits local people.

We are therefore holding a public meeting on Tues 19 November, 7pm, Draper TRA Hall, Hampton Street Junction with Newington Butts
(next to the Santander bike stand) SE17 3AN, more details, including speakers, below – please join us!

Regards
Jerry

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