Extra time to give views on homes plans

A deadline for housing tenants to have their say on future management arrangements has been extended.

Tenants are being asked their views on the future management of council housing in Northumberland – with a proposal that in future properties will be managed directly by the council rather than a separate company.

The original deadline for responses has been extended until Friday, March 27, and all tenants have been sent a reminder and second questionnaire – in case they misplaced the original.

Events for tenants to find out more about the proposals are on Tuesday, February 10, at Cramlington Library from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Thursday, Februrary 19, at Seaton Delaval Council office from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, and Blyth Civic Centre on Wednesday, March 4, from 6pm to 8pm.

Coun Allan Hepple, policy board member responsible for housing at the county council, said: “We are very keen to know tenants’ views on our proposals.

“We believe that through making these changes at the management level of the organisation we can continue to provide the same high quality services to all tenants, but also free up some money that can be reinvested in housing services.”