THE FIRST “annual” Thurrock Council Tenants Annual Report is being launched this week.
The report will be available from Friday (1 October) and provides a wide range of information for tenants — the council has around 10,500 council homes in the borough.
Cllr Andy Smith, portfolio holder for Housing, said: “This first report, the council’s Housing service is, I’m pleased to say, an honest and open document where we admit where we need to improve as well as where we are doing well.
“The council does listen to the views of its tenants and tries, where possible, to act on those views. The council also wants to work with its tenants, making their lives easier and more comfortable.”
The document (available at www.thurrock.gov.uk/housing) was created with the help of tenants and especially the Tenants Excellence Panel.
One member of the panel, Frank Jones, said: “We were able to put forward ideas as well as simply proof read it.”
And another, Peter Goldsmith, added: “The panel’s made up of a really varied group of people and that means we can put in a wide variety of opinions and ideas.”