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					Estate Review – Rothley (31.12.10)
Overview of the estate

The Rothley estate in the Leicestershire area is managed by Tony Hickling, Housing
Officer as part of a portfolio of 144 properties. Attached is a map.

The streets that make up this estate include:

Babington Court             29
Babington Road              15
Greenway Close              20
Hallfields Lane             14
Macaulay Road               13
Mountsorrel Lane            12
Woodfield Road              37
Woodgate                     4
Total Properties          144

This estates falls within the Rothley & Thurcaston Ward and the Ward Councillors for this
area are Cllr. Peter Osborne (Conservative) and Cllr. Diane Wise (Conservative).

Area Narrative:

The village of Rothley is on the edge of the Charnwood forest and lies approximately
seven miles from Leicester and approximately six miles from Loughborough. There is a
regular bus service through the village to Leicester and Loughborough.

The village has a number of shops which includes a newsagents, grocery store and post
office. It also has a local library with free internet access to library members.




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Narrative about property mix:

The bungalows within the village are mainly situated near the village green and in close
proximity to the local amenities.

The majority of flats and bedsits are situated within Babington Court; however there are a
number of duplex flats in the village. Some of these are situated across the road from
the sheltered scheme, however the majority are mixed within mainly owner occupied
sections of the village.

The houses are also mixed in with predominantly owner occupied properties within the
village.

Sheltered schemes:

Babington Court, Rothley – 28 Units
Warden – Currently Vacant (resident warden)

Layout:

The bungalows have parking available on the road and have shared access to the rear of
the properties; however they do have their own front and rear gardens.

The duplex properties have a shared footpath to the rear of the property and parking on
the road at the front of the property.

The houses have private gardens at the front and rear of the property; some have hard
standing to the front. Where hard standing has not been installed parking is available on
the road outside the properties.

Properties:

 BS 1BF 2BF 1BB 3BH 4BH Total Designated Sheltered
 20 18  18  15  68  5   144   53         29

Information on adapted properties:

Adapt Code Adapt Type          Total
ADAPT010 General Access           35
ADAPT020 Ramps                    11
ADAPT030 Grab Rails               80
ADAPT040 Showers & Trays          36
ADAPT050 Baths                     3
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ADAPT060 Taps - specialist       4
ADAPT070 Toilet - specialist     1
ADAPT110 Assisted Entry         24
ADAPT130 Stair Lift             10
ADAPT150 Parking                10
ADAPT160 Kitchen Adapt           1



Profiling:

Clients by Age Band                     Clients by Ethnicity
Age Band               Total       %    Ethnicity                Total           %

Under 25                   3     1.73   Asian - Other               1           0.58

25-34                     18    10.40   Black - African             2           1.16

35-44                     21    12.14   Refused/Unknown            49      28.32

45-54                     31    17.92   White - British           121      69.94

55-60                     14     8.09                             173     100.00

61-70                     19    10.98

71-80                     35    20.23

81-90                     25    14.45

91-100                     7     4.05

                         173   100.00


Clients by Religion                     Clients by Disability
Religion               Total       %    Disability               Total           %

Buddhist                   1     0.58   Impaired Hearing            6           3.47

Christian                 55    31.79   Impaired Mental Health      3           1.73

No Religion               15     8.67   Impaired Mobility          36      20.81

Other                      2     1.16   Impaired Vision             4           2.31

Pagan                      1     0.58   None                        4           2.31

Unknown                   99    57.23   Unknown                   120      69.36

                         173   100.00                             173     100.00




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Clients by Gender                                 Clients by Sexuality
Gender                     Total           %      Sexuality                  Total           %

Female                       105        60.69     Heterosexual                112      64.74

Male                          68        39.31     Prefer Not to Say             1           0.58

                             173       100.00     Unknown                      60      34.68

                                                                              173     100.00


Make up of Residents:

 Single people / Couples / 16+ only             109
 Families with Children under 16                26
 Single parents with Children under 16          10
 Big concentration of children (>3)             2

Voids and Terminations:

The numbers of terminations in the last 12 months were 8 with the main reason for
residents leaving being that the tenant had died.

8 properties became void in the last 12 months.

Babington Court                    4
Babington Road                     3
Greenway Close                     1

There are currently 9 voids on this estate, the longest being void since October 2005.

There are 5 current residents on this estate who are on the transfer list.

There is no Local Lettings Policy for this estate.

Over-Occupation:

1 beds / Over-occupied (i.e. more than 2 occupants)           0
2 beds / Over-occupied (i.e. more than 4 occupants)           0
3 beds / Over-occupied (i.e. more than 6 occupants)           1
4 beds / Over-occupied (i.e. more than 8 occupants)           0
5 beds / Over-occupied (i.e. more than 10 occupants)          0
6 beds / Over-occupied (i.e. more than 12 occupants)          0



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Under-Occupation:

3 beds / 1 occupant    22
4 beds / 1 occupant    0
5 beds / 1 occupant    0
6 beds / 1 occupant    0

Waiting List:

There are currently 21 Applicants (non-age restricted) and 8 Applicants (age-restricted)
on the waiting lists who have specified this letting area as their first choice.

Arrears:

The rent charged year to date on this estate is £351,193.06 and there are currently
arrears on this estate of £5,920.85 which is a collection rate of 98.31%.

72 households on this estate are claiming housing benefit which is 50% of all
households.

The MMO has assisted 8 families on this estate.

Former Tenant arrears on this estate are £4,333.61.

Tenant involvement:
There is no resident group for this area.

No residents are involved in some form either on the SCF, TRG, reader’s panel etc.

Tenancy Support:

There are currently 2 clients receiving tenancy support on this estate. We currently have
49 vulnerable clients recorded on this estate which is 17.88% of all recorded clients on
this estate.

Partners and Community Services:

South Charnwood Local Policing Unit
CSP
Health: Alpine House Surgery Rothley Rd Mountsorrel
Education: Rothley Primary Schools, Mountsorrel Lane Rothley
Outreach: None
Youth Services: None


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Estate Walkabouts:

The last walkabout was on 11/06/09

The next neighbourhood walk is yet to be arranged in conjunction with Charnwood
Borough Councils’ Communities and Partnerships Team.

ASB/Nuisance/Crime – hot spot areas:

Within the last 12 months there have been 2 reports of ASB within this estate.

1 cases have been closed.

ASB Actions Taken:

Total                             0

Repairs spend:

Communal repairs on this estate amount to:

£2961.38 as at 31 December 2010

Malicious damage on this estate amounts to:

£121.12 as at 31 December 2010


Decent Homes/Capital Investment:

40 properties on this estate are non decent.

Evictions
There has been 1 eviction on this estate for arrears in the last 12 months.

Leaseholders:

There are 5 leaseholders on this estate.

Recommendations/ conclusion:

This estate is deemed a Low management intensive scheme.

Recommendations for this estate are:
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To be reviewed in July 2011 (6 months)




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