Tuesday 30 April 2013 5.18pm
My name is Alice Orr-Ewing and I am organising Southwark Council
’s consultation on the future of council housing the borough. I am hoping SE1 forum members may have views on this subject they would be happy to share.
As London’s largest council landlord, social housing is central to Southwark and as such we are seeking the views of all residents of the borough.
By way of some background... in 2011, the council appointed an independent housing commission to:
* explore options for the future financing, ownership and operation of Southwark’s council housing stock beyond 2015/16.
* examine proposals and make recommendations for an investment strategy for up to 30 years
In October 2012, this independent housing commission published a report entitled ‘The future of council housing in Southwark’
. The report outlined 3 investment scenarios as well as 3 options for how council housing could be managed in the future.
At this early stage, we are not consulting on a preferred option or proposal; rather we are presenting the findings of the independent housing commission and asking for residents’ views on the following broad questions.
* Who should council housing be for, and for how long?
* How much council housing should we have?
* How should our council housing be managed?
More information about the housing commission (including a video presentation by the commission’s chair) and its report can be found here
An online survey which asks the three broad questions above is available here
alternatively you can come along and complete the survey in person at one of these events
I’ll keep an eye on this thread and endeavour to respond to any enquiries as they come up, alternatively, please contact me on the details below.
Alice Orr-Ewing| Resident Involvement Coordinator
Community Participation | Housing and Community Services Department | Southwark Council
Location: 2/4 160 Tooley Street
, London SE1 2QH
Tel: 020 7525 7791| firstname.lastname@example.org