Tenant participation is your way of getting involved, helping to shape the housing services you receive. We always welcome new tenants and leaseholders to join us in sharing their views and opinions.
There are many ways that you can get involved whether it be attending meetings or receiving on-line surveys. Listed on this page are the many ways that you can get involved.
Meet your Tenant Participation Officer…
Matthew Brown is the Council’s new Tenant Participation Officer and a key part of his role will be working with tenants and leaseholders to help you become more involved in the decisions made about the Council housing services that you receive.
You’ll see Matthew at a range of community events engaging with tenants and leaseholders and supporting resident groups.
If you want to get involved or have a question for Matthew you can contact him by...
Here's how you can get involved and have your say...
The primary role of the Scrutiny Panel will be to provide an independent resident scrutiny of our housing services and scrutinise performance aimed at improving services for our customers.
The Scrutiny Panel also reviews good practice, highlighting what is good about the organisation and what needs to change, makes evidenced-based recommendations to the our management team and reports to councillors.
Go to our scrutiny panel page for more details.
Repairs and Maintenance Group
The Repairs and Maintenance group is made up of tenants that meet as and when with members of our property services team and housing management to look at areas of topic and provide recommendations leading to the improvement and development in how we deliver our housing services. This group reports their findings to the Scrutiny Panel.
Go to our Repairs and Maintenance Group page for more details.
The next date of the Repairs and Mainterance Group is: Wednesday 18th July at 10:00am being held at Selby Civic Centre
Tenant and resident associations (TARAs)
There are two tenant and resident working groups that meet quarterly at local community centres. Our community officers often attend these meetings, along with other local agencies and businesses in the area, to discuss local issues. The groups will continue to run to meet the neighbourhood and community standard.
Flaxley Road TARA
The Flaxley Road Tenants and Residents Association was formed in April 2002 to tackle the issues raised by people who live on the estate. The group has worked with the local community, Selby District Council, the police, AVS and other agencies to bring about benefits for the area. The Flaxley Road Tenants and Residents Association meet at the Coultish Centre, Charles Street, Selby. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.
Local tenants Groups
We are also keen to offer local tenants the oppertunity to raise local concerns and matters within an informal environment where they feel comfortable. We aim to hold these groups every 2-3 months depending on each groups wishes.
A list of the upcoming local tenant groups is the following:
- Byram, St Edwards Close - Wednesday 16th May - 12:30 - 14:00 at Anne Sharpe Community Centre, St Edwards Close
- Eggborough, Westfield estate - Friday 18th May - 13:00 - 16:00 at Westfield Community Centre
- South Milford, Grove Crescent - Wednesday 23rd May - 10:00 - 11:30 at Grove House Community Centre, Grove Crescent
- Sherburn in Elmet - Wednesday 30th May - 13:00 - 15:00 at Lady Popplewell Community Centre, Beechwood Close
An estate walkabout is an important way of finding out what our residents and tenants think of the service, and what we can do to improve communities. This also give the tenants the opportunities to raise and report any local concerns such as empty properties, graffiti in the area or other local concerns.
We organise walkabouts on a quarterly basis, covering each of the following geographical areas: Abbots Road, Flaxley Road, Byram, Sherburn in Elmet, Tadcaster, Eggborough, Barlby, Selby, South Milford, Kellington and Brayton.
You can find out about the time, date and location of estate walkabouts in Open Door, our tenants newsletter, Selby District Council Facebook & Twitter pages and our designated Estate Walkabout page for more additional information and feedback from each Estate Walkabout.
The estate walkabouts taking place this year are listed here.
A weekly housing surgery takes places in Sherburn library (Tuesday mornings) and Tadcaster Calcaria House (Thursday mornings) for local residents to discuss any council issues they may have with their local community officer.
Editorial Panel - Open Door Newsletter
The Editorial Panel works with us to ensure your Open Door magazine contains the information you need and keeps you up to date about our work. Much of this is carried out by email or over the telephone, with occasional meetings. To get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01757 292087 to find out more.
Disability Focus Group
Issues related to disabilities in relation to housing can be raised through local panel meetings or by contacting the Selby District Disability Forum.