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Opinions are wanted over management of Leeds Council houses
1:00pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
Council house tenants in Wharfedale and Aireborough are being urged to say how they would like their homes to be managed.
Leeds City Council has agreed to consult over plans that would see either one arms-length management organisation formed – replacing the current three – to oversee local council housing, or the local authority itself take direct control.
Otley and Yeadon’s three ward councillors – all Liberal Democrat – are urging the tenants to contribute to the process.
Councillor Ryk Downes said: “The proposals represent a major change in the way council properties are managed.
“We are urging Otley and Yeadon residents to get involved with this review and submit their views on how they want their homes managed in the future.”
Councillor Sandy Lay said: “This is a great opportunity for council tenants to get involved in the decision-making process.
“The review aims to give a more efficient service, and better value for money.”
Letters asking for their feedback will be sent to all council tenants soon, with the consultation ending in March.
The council says tenants’ views will be considered before a final decision on the new management arrangements is made.