Do you want to make a difference to the area you live in or help the people around you? Then we have a role for you! The Tenant Involvement Team can help support these community activities and always welcome new faces!
Tenants and Residents Associations
The Winchester district has a few tenants and residents associations, which represent their local community and work to improve their area, by consulting and involving local residents. Tenant representatives will:
• Give their views to the Council on housing issues
• Campaign for improvements on estates
• Organise public meetings and estate walkabouts
• Listen to individual concerns
• Produce newsletters with information on local issues
These associations are democratic and represent a specific area or estate. They abide by a set of aims and rules (a constitution) and have a committee that is elected each year at an Annual General Meeting.
The Council supports tenants and residents associations with running costs, admin activities, including producing newsletters, training and transport costs to meetings.
During the summer months, we hold a number of Street Meets in local communities across the district to encourage you to come and have your say about what is important to you on your estate and what improvements you would like. These are fun, informal events and a number of officers attend to offer you advice on our services.
Tenant Community Champions
If you are interested in organising a local community event to involve and benefit tenants, we may be able to support you with training to do this, and you can bid for funding and resources to facilitate the event.
Community Project Team
Our Community Project Team is made up of Community Champions and tenant volunteers who assist the Council’s Tenant Involvement Team with event management and community projects throughout the district to deliver organised fun events in the community. Any tenant can be part of this group.