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Consultation begins on how council housing should be run in Leeds


A consultation to determine how council housing should be run in Leeds starts today (Friday 1 February 2013).



Leeds City Council is looking at two new options for delivering housing management services, one being a move to a single company model, such as one ALMO, and the other being to transfer all services to be integrated within the council.



Both options will ensure that services will continue to be delivered at a local level and that tenants are involved and have a strong voice in how services are run on their behalf.



All council tenants will receive a leaflet in the coming weeks– ‘Your home, Your say’ which will give details about the two options, what each would mean if it was put in place, and how they can get involved in the consultation.



The consultation will run until Friday 29 March 2013 when all the information will be analysed and the final result will be presented to the council’s executive board in the spring.



The consultation questionnaire is available at www.leeds.gov.uk/yourhomeyoursay or people can post back their views in the envelope provided with their leaflet. There will also be seven road shows and four public meetings across the city which are detailed on the council website and in the ‘Your home, Your say’ leaflet.



Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member for neighbourhoods, housing and support services said:



“We want to get the views of tenants, leaseholders and other key stakeholders during this consultation to ensure all views are collated.



“It is important that tenants lie at that the heart of any future model, and that the excellent work already developed by the current ALMOs is retained in whichever future model is chosen.



“I would encourage everyone to take the time to have their say and attend the road shows or public meetings if they have any questions.”





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Public meetings



Fearnville Leisure Centre - Tues 12 Feb, 6:30–8pm

St Chads, Otley Road,LS16 5JT - Tues 26 Feb, at 6:30–8pm

Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall - Thurs 7 Mar, at 6:30–8pm

Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Middleton -Tues 12 Mar, at 6:30–8pm



Roadshows



Moorside, Bramley - Tues 12 Feb, 12pm–2pm 4–7pm

Holt Park Library,Holtdale Approach - Wed 13 Feb, 12pm–2pm 4–7pm

Kirkgate Market,28-34 George Street, Thurs 14 Feb, 9am–4pm

Wetherby Town Hall,Market Place – Thurs 21 Feb, 12pm–2pm 4–7pm

Northcall Community Centre, 53-55 Cranmer Bank - Tues 26 Feb, 12pm–2pm 4–7pm

Morley Town Hall,Queen Street - Thurs 28 Feb, 12pm–2pm 4–7pm

Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, Woodhouse Hill Avenue -Thurs 14 Mar 12pm–2pm 4–7pm



For media enquiries, please contact;

Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk