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Policy Resident Involvement Strategy 2013

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9. Scrutiny arrangements

We are committed to putting tenants at the heart of our business. The Tenant Scrutiny Panel was set up in 2011. Tenants from across the district were invited to put themselves forward to join the panel and all those interested went through a rigorous interview and training process. 

Five candidates were successful and the new panel recently completed its first project which looked at the use of our community centres.  It made a number of recommendations to improve the use, management and financial viability of the centres, a report welcomed by the Housing Review Board.

As a result of this report we have recently appointed an officer to lead on carrying out the recommendations in the report.  The panel has just started on its next scrutiny project – looking at how we manage our empty ‘void’ properties.