Congratulations to Enid Watson who has been elected by secret ballot of members attending our general meeting on 26th January 2018 onto the Repairs and Maintenance Contract Re-Tender Steering Group. The purpose of the group is to provide governance to ensure a compliant re-tender of the housing repairs and maintenance contract for Rotherham Council tenants. These contracts, currently with Fortem and Mears, are due to renew 1st April 2020.
Nominations for a staff member from Rotherham Council, Fortem or Mears who have done that little bit extra to help council tenants in 2017-2018 . Nominations must come from a Rotherham Council tenant.
Awards will be presented at the Tenant Conference on the morning of Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at New York Stadium.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 15th June 2018.
RMBC Cabinet on 15th January agreed to reduce council house rents by 1% in line with requirements by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. They also agreed:
- That there is a 3% increase to charges for garage rents, communal facilities, cooking gas and laundry facilities in 2018/19 in line with the increase in Consumer Price Index as at September 2017;
- That the unit charge per Kwh for District Heating Schemes remains at the same level as agreed by the Council in December 2017.
- That the draft Housing Revenue Account budget for 2018/19 be approved.
The Draft Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2017 to 2018 has also been published. Projections for the future investment in council housing and tenant services are more positive than predicted a year ago.