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Resident involvement

Getting involved is a great way to know that you are contributing to improving the services that you receive, and your voice can empower you and other tenants to improve the council's performance and development in areas that matter to you.

Everybody has busy lives these days but selecting the way you get involved from the list below could fit into your lifestyle and put you at the heart of decision making. It doesn't have to be all about attending meetings, it can be as active as helping to organise a fun day in your area for everybody to enjoy.

We believe in working together with tenants in a real partnership, to improve the service we offer. There are lots of ways you can get involved. It can be fun, and can help you get useful experience, and even a qualification. There are lots of opportunities for training and learning new skills. If you are interested please contact the tenant participation team.

Ways you can get involved

If you would like to increase your skills to get involved, and can find any training that you think might help you gain the confidence and knowledge you need, please contact the tenant participation team to discuss your ideas. The tenants participation advisory service (TPAS) also provides training for tenants and leaseholders.

The main groups which represent tenants' interests across our housing stock. The local housing panels are held in your community in venues which are close to our housing, and anyone can attend. Though informal, these panels are a great way to raise concerns you have about your local area and to be involved in changing where you live and the service you receive. Invitations are sent out by post to residents when a Local Housing Panel is coming up, and you can talk to your local Tenant Participation Officer if you would like to know more.

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These groups are also locally based, but focus on the needs and wants of our residents who are over the age of 60. We recognise that you may have different service requirements and would like to work with you to make sure your requirements are being met. As with Local Housing Panels, invitations are sent out before the meeting and if you would like any additional information you can contact your local tenant participation officer.

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Every month we carry out an inspection of a local area.  We invite local residents who want to be involved to join our staff and the local councillor in walking around our streets and looking at environmental concerns such as grounds maintenance, parking, street lighting, antisocial behaviour and general upkeep. Estate inspections are a really proactive way of getting involved, and can only require a small amount of your time.

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We have an editorial group to advise on content and also welcome contributions from reporters who can write a relevant feature on a subject that interests them. We also welcome photographs and other contributions. It is your magazine and your opinion counts.

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A social group for people with mental health needs to seek mutual support. They meet once a month in Salisbury; it's proved a popular way for people to meet and have an evening out.

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We hold focus groups when there is a particular service or issue we would like to analyse and explore further with our residents. If there are particular issues that you think would benefit from focus groups, please contact the tenant participation team to discuss your ideas.

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If you would like to join this group, then please read the Completion Guidance and Data Protection Statement, and also the Terms of Reference on the housing assurance panel page.

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Housing board

The board considers, reviews, scrutinises and offers advice on issues relating to Wiltshire Council's business and tenancy services, and asset management, related to housing services activities. This may include allocation, development, improvement, maintenance and management of Wiltshire Council tenancies and homes.

We operate with a view to assisting and contributing to the effective provision and delivery of housing services activities, taking a long-term perspective, long-term is interpreted and applied as being ten years or more. The board can also review policies and strategies adopted by the housing services department and consider the implications if these are adopted and advises on delivery best practice concerns and issues.

Housing board resident members

Appointments are linked to the local electoral cycle.  

We will update this page shortly.

Housing board councillor members

Appointments are linked to the local electoral cycle.  

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Housing board independent members

Appointments are linked to the local electoral cycle.  

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Housing board meetings

If you wish to attend a meeting, contact your resident engagement team to confirm attendance and to obtain a copy of the agenda. Some of the agendas are also available in the sidebar.

Time
Venue
5pm - 8pm

Churchfields Depot
Stephenson's Road
Salisbury
SP2 7NP

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Time
Venue
5pm - 8pm

Churchfields Depot
Stephenson's Road
Salisbury
SP2 7NP

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Time
Venue
5pm - 8pm

Churchfields Depot
Stephenson's Road
Salisbury
SP2 7NP

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Time
Venue
1pm - 4pm

The Pump Room
Old Fire Station (The Enterprise network)
Salt Lane
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 1DU

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Last updated: 17 May 2017 | Last reviewed: 17 May 2017