We’re pleased to announce another success for our Academy Court project. Last Tuesday the project won the 2019 Angus Design award for Best restoration/conversion.
The Angus Design Awards ceremony, took place at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath, on 23 April 2019. It attracted various outstanding entries from across the Angus area.
For more details about the winners see Angus Council News.
Housing Options Scotland’s staff will be traveling around the country giving housing information, advice and support to disabled and older people at venues across Scotland.
If you need some advice about your housing or support someone who does, come to Dundee and get free advice.
Date of the event: 24thMay 2019
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Nationwide Building Society (59 Reform Street, Dundee, DD1 1TF)
We are trying to make our Repairs service easier for tenants. We’d like to hear from tenants about your individual experience of reporting repairs so we can provide the best possible repairs service.
We’re inviting tenants to have a look at the Home repairs process, to see how it looks.
Please add any comments (use “Leave a Comment” option above) or contact us at HousingTechnical@angus.gov.uk if you would like to to discuss this in greater detail or have a paper copy of the process sent out to you.
Please give us your opinions to help us to improve our services.
As part of the changes introduced by the new Regulatory Framework, the Scottish Housing Regulator recently published an annual engagement plan for every Scottish social landlord.
The purpose of the annual engagement plans is to lay out:
- the information the Regulator wants from the landlord
- what the landlord needs to do
- how the Regulator will engage with the landlord
- why the Regulator is engaging, particularly if the landlord hasn’t met its regulatory requirements
- the Regulator’s member of staff who is the main contact for engaging with the landlord
The Regulator has a strong focus on how the social landlords deliver services for people who are or may become homeless. This is the main point of its engagement with local authorities including our own landlord services.
We need to provide the Regulator with the information related to our homelessness service. You can see full details of our Engagement Plan on the Scottish Housing Regulator website. You can find all Scottish social landlords’ Engagement Plans here.
The Open Market Shared Equity Scheme helps people who want to buy a home on the open market but are unable to meet the full price.
· 1 bedroom property for up to £60,000,
· 2 bedroom property up to the value of £100,000,
· 3 bedroom property up to the value of £130,000,
· 4 bedroom property for up to £180,000,
· 5 bedroom property up to the value of £225,000.
The scheme is still available and here is the link to the website which explains the programme and the eligibility criteria for potential applicants.
The first phase of the regeneration of Timmergreens has begun at Emislaw Drive and Spitalfield Place where our main contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd will build 38 new affordable homes. Burnfield Demolitions Ltd have now started clearing the site to make way for the new development.
The demolition works will last for about 16 weeks, and work on the new homes will begin in early 2020. Burnfield Demolitions Ltd have prepared the site in accordance with health and safety requirements by establishing a site perimeter and staff welfare facilities. The demolition itself will happen in stages and every effort will be made to minimise the increased levels of dust and noise which are likely to arise. Whilst the area fenced off has been kept to a minimum to ensure local residents can still use the adjacent parkland, access to the fenced off site is strictly prohibited
CCG’s Contracts Manager, John Baggley, and Health and Safety Manager, Andrew Blair, visited the pupils of Timmergreens Primary School on Thursday 4 April to talk about thedemolition works and site safety.
The Scottish Government has recently published translated versions of the following documents:
The documents are now available in Polish, Urdu and Punjabi languages.