Conference gives tenants opportunity to improve council housing service

The annual Tenant Conference is one way to interact with the housing service
The annual Tenant Conference is one way to interact with the housing service

North Lanarkshire Council’s annual Tenant Conference takes place on Saturday from 9am-12.45pm at Airdrie Academy.

The theme of this year’s event is – ‘NL Homes – Building Your Future’.

Tenants from across North Lanarkshire are being encouraged to become more involved in their housing service by going along and playing their part.

The conference brings together tenants and residents, partner agencies and voluntary organisations who have the same shared interests.

Participants can enjoy a packed programme of workshops, hear from a wide range of speakers and visit the popular market place.

The focus for this year’s workshops, are: Estate Walkabouts; Antisocial Behaviour/Doorstep Crime; Energy Efficiency/Saltire; Rent Setting; Smarter Homes – Homes of the Future and Welfare Reform.

Councillor Barry McCulloch, convener of housing and social work, said: “Our tenant conference continues to be a successful event and becomes more and more popular every year.

“The event gives people an opportunity to speak directly to staff delivering housing services and people will also hear about the changes and improvements we’ve made.

“This year’s workshops highlight the issues that matter most to our tenants and residents.

“I’m looking forward to another great turnout and would encourage any tenants who’ve not come along before to be part of this year’s event.”

Throughout the year the council offers a wide range of formal and informal options to enable tenants to get involved with the housing service.

This includes: e-mail subscription service, consultation database, tenants’ and residents’ group, tenant-led estate walkabouts, tower strategy sub group,social media, surveys and working groups.

For more information see online or call 01698 274139.