The conference was held at the Assembly Rooms last Thursday to give Tamworth tenants the opportunity to have their say on housing services, hear about the latest developments in social housing, listen to guest speakers and ask for advice.
The event was split into two sessions. The first featured a number of guest speakers and was attended by almost 70 tenants.
The afternoon session was a drop-in event, with exhibition stands from a number of groups and organisations including council staff, new repairs contractor Mears, new gas contractor Morrison, TAROE (Tenants & Residents Organisations of England), the Tenant Consultative Group and TamworthCAN.
Throughout the day, more than 100 council tenants went along to the conference to pick up help and advice, ask questions and put forward suggestion for improving the housing service.
The conference was opened by Cllr Mary Oates, Cabinet member for Quality of Life. Afterwards, she hailed the event as a big success and said, “We were delighted with the response to the conference and the turnout by our tenants.
“We got a lot of very positive comment from tenants and organisations which took part, telling us how useful they have found the event. We will build on the success of this first conference by holding similar events in the future and will be asking tenants what issues they would like us to focus on.”
Anyone who missed the event or who would like more information on the council’s future plans for housing in Tamworth can read the Business Plan Prospectus on our website at www.tamworth.gov.uk/pdf/HRA_Prospectus_web.pdf.