Housing tenants in Wigan Borough invited to make a difference

Housing tenants in Wigan Borough who want to make a difference in their communities are being encouraged to join a new group.

The Housing Advisory Panel will play an active role in addressing local concerns on behalf of other tenants and will discuss and influence important decisions.

The independent group will report to Wigan Council now Wigan and Leigh Homes has been dissolved and the borough’s 22,000 housing stock transferred to the council.

Tenants are being urged to sign up to the panel to have their say about the future priorities for housing and how tenants’ rents are used.

There will be a volunteer on the panel from each of the tenant forums so each area of the borough is included.

Cllr Terry Halliwell, cabinet member for housing and welfare, said: “Panel members will be able to influence local issues and help the council when it’s making important decisions.

“They will have the chance to scrutinise and challenge services and report back on the issues of other tenants.

“We’re really looking forward to hearing from our tenants and working with them to improve services and build strong neighbourhoods.”

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June and interviews will be held on Friday 14th July.

For more information contact Housing Tenant Participation or call 01942 486557.


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