Tenants given a voice on homes

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WIGAN and Leigh Housing, the company managing the council’s housing stock, is inviting residents to have their say about the housing services they receive and the estates on which they live.

All residents and tenants on WALH estates are welcome to attend a local housing forum where they will be given the opportunity to get involved in the decisions and plans affecting them.

The forums offer the chance for tenants to find out what plans are being made in their area.

They are an opportunity for residents to have their say on the things that matter to them as well as providing regular updates on services that WALH delivers.

This month’s forums will be about the Better Neighbourhood Fund, and the Leisure Trust Grounds Maintenance Service will be talking about work they have recently done and the improvements made as a result of residents’ and tenants’ comments, ideas and suggestions.

Janice Barton, chief executive at Wigan and Leigh Housing, said: “Local housing forums are the perfect opportunity for residents to be involved in decision making and planning for the future.

“Tenants and residents that attend get the chance to voice their opinions and significantly impact on the work we do.”

The forums are held throughout the year, six of which were being held this week and next.

Transport to and from the forums can be provided if tenants are unable to get there.

Call free on 0800 389 7652 or email enquiries@walh.co.uk for more information from WALH.

One forum was held at Shakerley Community Centre and today Abram Community Centre on Vicarage Road was hosting one between 2pm and 4pm dates.

Those still to come in the next few days are:

n Wigan Area Forum - 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday February 12 at Art to Art (Wigan), Sunshine House, 109 Scholes Precinct, Vauxhall Road, Scholes, Wigan

n Leigh Area Forum - 6.15pm to 8.15pm on Thursday February 13 in the Derby Room, Leigh Library, Leigh.

n Pemberton Area Forum - 10am to noon on Friday February 14 at Norley Hall Community Centre, 78 Norley Hall Avenue, Norley Hall

n Older Persons and Sheltered Area Forum - 10.30am to 12.30pm on Monday February 17 at Moss Bank Court, Faith Street, Charity Farm Estate, Leigh WN7 4XQ.