Tenants Voice voted in favour of splitting the committee into 4 different forums to make it more local and relevant to our Tenants. The forums that were decided on are Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Ipswich and Thetford & Surrounding villages. Our Sheltered Scheme Panel link in with Tenants Voice providing a voice for those residents. The intention is to have all the area committees up and running by mid 2016, the first step was to introduce BSE and Ipswich.
Tenants voice come together quarterly to discuss issues raised by tenants and to look at things such as new policies or amending old ones. We often have different members of staff attend if they are asked by the Chair and they are always open to questions and new ideas. The Chairs from each forum will then have a separate meeting to bring together everything discussed at each of the meetings to ensure we are keeping our strong communication going. Issues raised at Tenants Voice meetings are passed to the Resident Scrutiny Committee who may deal with them in a more formal way with Suffolk Housing. (Please see the diagram on our community page to see how Tenants Voice links into our other committees).
At Suffolk Housing we know how important it is for residents to be involved in helping to shape their own homes and communities . We have various positions on our Tenants Voice Committees; they are all listed below along with the members from our Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich Forums.
Bury St Edmunds
|Chair||Gill Pugh||Lisa Mills|
|Vice Chair||Andy Balfour||Gill Nihill|
|Grounds Maintenance Rep||Joan Matthewman||Brian Ball|
|Repairs Rep||Vacant||Paul Southall|
|ASB/Complaints Rep||Ian Warner||Vacant|
|Tenants Friend Rep||Graham King||Vacant|
|Maurice Benham||Richard Thompson|
|Marise Morling||Amy Carrington|
|Christopher Campling||Thomas Robinson|
|Tina Austin||Louise Francis|
Here’s what some of our members of Tenants Voice have said…
“I started with Tenants Voice from the beginning about 9 years ago , I have been involved with many different areas of the group . Last year I was voted in as the new chair, which I am enjoying immensely. Please come and give us a try, you can do as much or as little as you want, their is no age limit so if you have time to spare give us a try. (Gill Pugh Chair of Tenants Voice)
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