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Conference gives tenants chance to give feedback

The Annual Tenant Conference takes place at the Guildhall in Winchester on Saturday 24th February, and offers housing tenants a chance to provide feedback on their housing service and take part in a variety of workshops.

During the half-day conference, tenants will get the chance to hear about plans for new housing in the Winchester District, improved services and the latest government announcements on housing – giving them an opportunity to shape future housing services in the District.

There will be information stands and workshops on universal credit and welfare reform, repairs and maintenance, sheltered housing and fixed-term tenancies.

A range of Council teams will showcase their work, including the dog warden service and the sports teams who will have kurling and boccia displays. Other groups who will have stalls on the day including the Department for Work and Pensions, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Citizens Advice, Christians against Poverty, and Osborne – which provides repair and maintenance services to council properties.

It’s not only adults who can enjoy the conference, as the event caters for younger members of the family too with children’s activities, face painting and balloon modelling.

Attending the event will be Winchester City Council Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing Cllr Caroline Horrill, the Mayor of Winchester Cllr David McLean and Corporate Head of Housing Richard Botham.

Cllr Horrill, said: “This year our tenant conference is bigger than ever and we have really tried to ensure that we can actively engage as many tenants as possible. This is a fantastic event that showcases the brilliant work of our housing services and other teams within the Council as well as the work of our partner organisations which can make a real difference to the lives of our tenants and their communities.”

The Tenant Conference starts at 10am and runs until 1.30pm. To get more information and register for this free event call 0800 716987.

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