Get Involved

Why?

We think that by working stronger together we will make more resilient neighbourhoods where tenants support each other and have pride in their community. Together we may be able to break through some of the barriers that prevent us doing things better and allow for real improvements to be made.

 

Context

Central Government through the Localism Act, wants local communities to have power to make decisions about the neighbourhoods in which they live, to challenge their Local Authority and to ensure value for money through the delivery of services to the areas in which they are needed.

The council will benefit by using tenants comments and views to ensure services are being provided as and where they are needed and that value-for-money is always a consideration.

 

Tenants will benefit through influencing the shape of the housing services that they receive.

 

What are we aiming for?

  • Working together with our tenants.

  • Making involvement open and accessible to all tenants.

  • Using effective methods of consultation to gather views.

  • Using information from consultation to improve housing services and achieve value for money.

  • Meeting our legal duty.

 

How can tenants get involved?

Tenants currently have various ways to give their opinion. They can get involved on an ad hoc, informal basis through to taking part in civic meetings. The Council utilises all types of contact from face-to-face, on the doorstep, through to online media.  

Housing Sounding Board

Have your say on important Housing matters from the comfort of your own home

If you would like to get involved in any of these activities or if you have some new ideas that you would like to share, please contact us: getinvolved@swindon.gov.uk or call 01793 445503 and ask for the Tenant Participation team.

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Call Us: 01793 445503   /   Email: getinvolved@swindon.gov.uk   /  Write: Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH

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