Tenant Participation

Selby District Council is committed to tenant engagement through empowerment, believing, understanding and working together with our tenants and leaseholders to ensure continuous improvement of the services we provide. 

We are continually looking for our tenants and leaseholders to get involved to help evolve our housing service and we always welcome new tenants and leaseholders to join us in sharing their views and opinions.

Why get involved

​Being involved with Selby District Council housing team will give you the chance to: 

  • Be actively involved with shaping the housing service. 
  • Make your local community a more enjoyable place to live
  • Have your voice listened to by Selby District Council
  • Be part of a group, which reviews and provides recommendations 
  • Meet similar minded people

Here's how you can get involved and have your say...

Please find below our copy of our Menu of Engagement in both English and Polish stating the different opportunities available to our tenants and leaseholders to get involved.

Menu of Engagement - English
Menu of Engagement - Polish

Scrutiny Panel - Monthly

Work within a small team of tenants to analyse and provide recommendations in relation to a specific area of the Council's housing service in an independent manner. 

Go to our scrutiny panel page for more details.

Repairs and Maintenance Group - Quarterly

A core group who represent all tenants to drive improvement in our property services team and ensuring we are meeting the standards we have set whilst providing recommendations. 

Go to our Repairs and Maintenance Group page for more details.

Flaxley Road Tenant and Resident Associations (TARAs) - Monthly

This resident group meet monthly at the local community centre along with their neighbourhood officers along with other local agencies and businesses in the area, to discuss local issues. 

For more infomation please contact the TARA Secretary

Local Tenants Groups - Quarterly

Attend informal meetings in your local area to discuss local issues and build a friendlier community. 

A list of local tenant groups are the following:

  • Byram
  • Eggborough
  • South Milford
  • Sherburn in Elmet

Estate walkabouts - Quarterly 

Join a resident-led walk through your local area with council officers and supporting services such as police to highlight issues and develop a suitable action plan for estate improvement. 

Go to Estate Walkabout page for more additional information and feedback from each Estate Walkabout.

The estate walkabouts taking place this year are listed here. 

Online Surveys - As and When

Apart from the traditional methods of engagement such as meetings, we are looking to develop the opportunity for our tenants to voice their opinions in a method which suits our tenants modern day lifestyles. Therefore, we are looking for tenants to provide invaluable feedback as part of a consultation into new or excisting services who would like to be contacted via email to complete quick surveys. 

Should you wish to get involved with these surveys or have any questions, please contact the tenant participation officer using the below contact details.

Editorial Panel - Open Door Newsletter - Quarterly

Help us develop, review and suggest content for your Open Door Tenant and Leaseholder Newsletter to ensure it contains the information you need and keeps you up to date about our work. 

Meet your Tenant Participation Officer

Matthew Brown is the Council’s 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. 

Matthew attends 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...Image of Tenant Participation Officer Matthew Brown

 

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