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Housing newsletter - October 2022

Better Homes

New car parking at The Orchard, Nunton

The car park at the Orchard in Nunton has recently had a new drain installed to help prevent flooding outside the main entrance to the sheltered scheme. Taking advantage of the work to minimise further disruption, Wiltshire Council Housing has installed the infrastructure for two Electric Vehicle (EV) charging bays for residents vehicles with the chargers to be installed shortly.

Following resident feedback, the car park has also been extended, new lines have been painted for the parking bays and the area in front of the entrance re-lined for no parking to allow space for emergency vehicles should the need arise.

Once these pilot EV chargers are installed, they will be for the use of Wiltshire Council Housing residents only and tenants will be able to sign up to use any of the chargers that are installed in Wiltshire Council Housing car parks. We then expect to begin rolling these out across our other sheltered housing car parking areas.

We need you to join our Housing Board

We are looking for a new Resident Member for the Housing Board. The Housing Board makes recommendations to senior officers about how to manage the Housing Revenue Account (this is the part of the council which manages council tenancies and leaseholders). It is made up of 3 residents, 3 councillors and 3 independent members.

You can earn £3,175 per year (less tax, National Insurance, impact on benefit entitlements) for helping to make the service better.

If you would like to know more about the role, you can join our virtual taster session to learn about what being on the Housing Board means.

We are holding the taster session on Monday 10 October 2022 at 5.30pm using Microsoft Teams - contact us (opens new window) or call on 0300 456 0117 (option 5) to let us know that you would like to attend and we'll send you the joining link and provide any help to use Microsoft Teams if you need it.

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