Talking West Cheshire

Drop-in sessions for tenants on Ellesmere Port housing plan

28 September 2010

Cheshire West and Chester Council is holding drop-in sessions for tenants who wish to know more about Council proposals to outsource management of the Ellesmere Port and Neston Housing Service.

The Council is formally consulting its tenants over proposals to find an experienced provider with a track-record for success to manage the housing stock it owns in Ellesmere Port and Neston.

It has posted out to every Council tenant and leaseholder a detailed information pack setting out the Council’s proposals to invite tenders for the housing management service.

The packs contain a Questions and Answers section about the Council’s proposals and a form for customers to complete and return in a pre-paid envelope if they wish to make any comments.

Tenants and leaseholders who have received a pack and who may want further information can call 0151 356 6951, 0151 356 6716 or 0151 356 6957 where the Housing Strategy Team will be able to answer any questions customers may have.

The Council has also appointed an independent advisor for tenants and leaseholders.  The independent advisor is holding five drop-in sessions in Ellesmere Port and Neston on the following days and times:

Friday 1 October
10.00am to 1.00pm - Town Hall, High Street, Neston
2.00pm to 6.00pm - Civic Suite, Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port

Saturday 9 October
10.00am to 1.00pm - Community rooms, Churchill Court, Neston

Thursday 14 October
2.00pm to 6.00pm - Civic Suite, Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port

Saturday 16 October
10.00am to 1.00pm - Civic Suite, Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port

If any Council tenant or leaseholder wishes to attend one of the drop-in sessions but has difficulty in getting to the venue they should ring one of the above numbers and suitable transport can be arranged.

Said Councillor Herbert Manley, Executive Member for Prosperity: “I would like to make it clear that these proposals are not a housing stock transfer.

“Also, nothing in the proposals will affect tenants’ security of tenure, tenancy or leasehold rights or their rents and service charges.”