Fife's work with tenants wins Gold

Archived news: published on Friday 12 Apr 2019 by Fife Council

Head of Housing John Mills with Cllr Judy Hamilton and tenant representatives

Head of Housing John Mills with Cllr Judy Hamilton and tenant representatives

FIFE Council's work and engagement with council tenants has won the organisation a Gold Award.

The accolade from the Tenant Participation Advisory Service recognises the council's strong partnership with tenants and the work they do together to improve local communities and influence decision-making.

And councillors at a meeting of the Community and Housing Services Committee this week discussed how the work would continue through the council's new Tenant Participation Strategy.

Head of the council's Housing Service John Mills commented: "Our tenants are at the heart of everything we do in Housing Services. A Gold Award recognises the excellent relationship we have with our tenants and this new Strategy has been developed jointly with our Tenants Federations to build on the unique relationship we enjoy and improve how we work together."

Ian Robertson Chair of the Fife Tenants Forum said: “We in Fife are at the forefront of Tenant Participation thanks to the efforts of the many volunteers from Fife Tenants Forum, the tenants/residents federations, and the tenants groups, with the added co-operation of Fife Council, Housing Services and the tenants.”

Committee Convener Cllr Judy Hamilton added: "Our aim is to make sure our services are tenant-led and this new Strategy underlines how we will do that in the years ahead. I'm proud of the partnership working that confirms the Kingdom's position as a leader in this field and makes sure we have a clear tenant voice in Fife."

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