Successful summer conference
Tenants and leaseholders came together last month at our summer conference. The event was an opportunity to celebrate individual and community achievements and discover more about how residents are influencing the Housing Service. Hany Rahimi from Northam and Alex Ivancevic from Weston were crowned joint winners of our Stars In The Community award on the evening; you can read more about these extra special tenants in the next issue of Tenants' Link.
Helping more people onto the housing ladder
We’ve reported about new council homes being developed in the city in past issues, but did you know that some of these new properties will be offered on a shared ownership for people to buy? So, if you dream of owning your own home, keep your eyes open for details of shared ownership opportunities in future issues of Tenants’ Link, and you could soon be settling into an affordable place of your own.
Support for Afghan evacuees
We are working with local partners and the voluntary sector to provide safe sanctuary, help and support for people evacuated from Afghanistan. There are lots of ways you can help too – from donating clothes or volunteering your time. Check out our website for a list of the charities involved and details about how you can offer your support.
Visit the city centre for cheaper
As part of our Get Southampton Moving campaign, designed to welcome people back to the city centre safely, we’re offering free car parking and £1 bus fares.
Bluestar and First Southampton buses are offering £1 fares on all city centre routes after 6pm, Monday to Sunday. And drivers can benefit from free evening and weekend parking across the city in council-operated parking provision. Check news for more details.
Energy costs go up when the temperature falls so make sure you don’t miss out on the Warm Home Discount which could save you £140 off your fuel bill this winter
Local residents are one of the biggest tools in the fight against crime in our communities, as neighbours are best placed to notice suspicious behaviour going on next door
A new communal garden and vegetable patch is taking shape at Vellan Court in Millbrook and it’s all down to the hard work of one resident!
Fire safety, especially in tower blocks, is a hot topic and something we take incredibly seriously
If you are worried about opening a bank account because you don’t have the standard ID or you have been refused an account in the past, don’t worry you can open a basic bank account.
If you want to move home but don’t want to sit on the waiting list for years did you know you can apply to swap your home with another tenant?
Previous Month's News
- How to deal with nuisance neighbours
- Creating a buzz at Leaside Way
- Housing cheat loses home
- New texting reminder service for repairs
- Now’s the time to switch and save!
- We need you!