Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Title of engagement activity: Dodworth Area Steering Group 23rd May 2012 Brief description of activity: Regular meetings held in the community to discuss service priorities, BH performance in Estate Management issues, discussing local issues/ concerns and to agree how to spend local devolved budget Purpose/Expected outcomes: To agree local action plans to address local concerns in partnership with other service providers. Report back on outcomes from Estate Walkabouts, matters raised at previous meetings and work ordered from devolved budget The meeting discussed local issues Who attended : and agreed several action points for Matters arising from previous next meeting. 5 Berneslai Homes Officers Agenda Items were: minutes 2 local members At next meeting to provide feedback Welcomes and Introductions 1 Neighbourhood Pride officer on action points in minutes. Apologies Eric updated the group on 3 residents Minutes of previous meeting the current situation with 1 North Area Partnership Housing Management Team to seek Matters arising Officer BMBC to increase number of resident reps Housing Management the Garages at Gilroyd. attending the meeting .If you are Estate Walkabout updates interested in attending this Steering Devolved Budget Grass cutting now up and Group please contact Suzy Brown SNT / ASB Update 07976 531937 AOB running, Paul informed the Time and date of next meeting : group that they do 12 cuts a Date of Next Meeting 11th July 2012 1pm year. The meeting followed on directly after the Crime and safety meeting Eric explained how the The Dodworth Crime and Safety Welfare Benefit changes Sub Group Meeting will be held Eric Steer , Housing Management will affect residents and Team Leader , presented his on Wednesday 11th July 2012 at housing management and Berneslai Homes. 1:00 pm followed by the performance report for period since Dodworth Steering Group last meeting Tom explained the new Meeting at 2pm RTB regulations to the The meetings will take place at group. Pollyfox Community Centre. Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Councillor Carr raised the issue of Furnished Tenancies; Joanne informed the group how they work. Housing Management Team Reports Eric provided information on team performance: Environmental Delegated Budget Eric asked the group for ideas for potential projects. One possible scheme is the Saville Road Flats and the erection of new gates. David asked whether they could use a key pad entry system. Eric will check the feasibility. Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Councillor Carr asked if the grassed area on Naylor Grove could be considered. Eric explained that this has previously been looked at, but was found to be too expensive. Repairs Service Tom Feeney & Bernice Bowler explained to the group what there section does and how it works. Cllr Perrin asked Tom about the poor condition of the footpaths in Gilroyd/ Dodworth around the bungalows. Tom to arrange for another inspection and to feed back to the councillors. Eric is to co- ordinate a joint inspection with local members. Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Cllr Perrin raised an issue where a new tenant moving into a property where decent homes work was previously refused, would we carry out the work now. Tom informed us that unfortunately there is no budget, but he will arrange for an inspection to be carried out and then inform the councillors of his decision. Cllr Carr raised issue over some roads in area being in a poor condition. Tom explained that these should be passed onto the Highways department. Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Safer Neighbourhood Team Report Unfortunately there was no one present from the SNT to report to the group. Neighbourhood Pride Report Paul informed group grass cutting on 3rd cut but there have been some issues with the poor weather. Jackie mentioned drying area at Wharncliffe needing weed killing and Pollyfox patio area also needs weed killing. Malcolm asked if a litter bin could be sited in Higham near Playground. Also David asked if a bin could be sited on junction of The Link and Saville Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Road, Gilroyd. Environmental Issues Garage Sites : Nothing to report Fly Tipping : No issues Abandoned Vehicles : None Graffiti : Nothing to report Dog Fouling: Still an issue at the bottom wreck, Pilley Hill and near Higham cricket club & wreck. Litter : No major issues Grass Cutting : No issues Resident Involvement Impact Report 2010/11 Any Other Business Cllr Carr asked about the Berneslai Homes succession policy. Eric explained how the policy works. Cllr Carr informed the group about up coming events and issues of interest within the Steering Group area.
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