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Thurrock Council housing boss delivers annual report

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This week’s (Wednesday 28 June) Council meeting saw Cllr Rob Gledhill present his annual report as Portfolio Holder for Housing.

After outlining the council’s response to Grenfell Tower tragedy and what action he and officers are taking, Cllr Gledhill gave an update on progress made in other areas of the service over from the last 12 months.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Gledhill said: “In the year since taking on the Housing brief, I have made it clear that there needed to be a marked improvement in how the service works for tenants and residents.

“While the full service review and stock condition survey are still underway, we have already seen satisfaction levels improve in repairs, Transforming Homes and homelessness services.

“I recently attended a meeting of Housing officers where we discussed how to make further improvements– and I was really impressed with the great ideas they came forward with.”

The report also states that there are parts of the service review which can be completed as earlier priorities, including the council’s approach to homelessness prevention, as well as the repairs and allocations policy

He added: “I am not complacent – I know there is still more work to do and we will continue to ensure the service is improving for tenants.”


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