Richmondshire District Council

How can I get involved?

There are lots of ways to get involved in the housing decision-making that affects you and your local area.

Tenant involvement agreement

This was developed with our tenant panel and details the ways we work with you, our tenants, to develop, monitor and improve our services.

We believe that everyone should have an equal chance to get involved. This includes the young, the elderly, single parents, people in ethnic minority groups, people of all faiths, and people with disabilities. This agreement encourages people to get involved at a level that suits them.

We've put together a menu of involvement with our tenants panel to help you choose what suits you best. So, if you don't have time to attend meetings, you could join a group that's consulted via surveys, or give your opinion on council leaflets and guides, or help with the tenants' newsletter, for example.

We will support you with training for your chosen role and can help with transport, child care and parking costs.

We're also encouraging the development of recognised estate forums, with annual grants available for room hire, travel costs, refreshments and care costs for tenants to attend meetings.

To find our more about getting involved please contact us.

Estate walkabouts

Our estate managers carry out estate walkabouts, inviting you to take part in walks around your local area to spot problems, see what can be done to solve them and improve the estate.

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