Trafford Housing Trust

Investing in a better Trafford

03 October 2016

Trafford Housing Trust (THT) would like to change how it invests money in your community and change the way decisions are made about where to spend that money. Before we start making any changes we need to update the commitment made to the Council and tenants in the 2005 stock transfer agreement and we want your opinion.

Transfer promise

When Trafford Housing Trust was first set up a commitment was made to tenants to: “Establish annual budgets for each of the 5 area housing panels at £120,000 for each of the next
30 years. Use these budgets to carry out a range of environmental and security improvements to areas where the Trust operates, with priorities agreed in consultation with local residents.”

Over the last 10 years we have spent over £6 million in this way. Building on this experience we would now like to make some changes to how we invest into communities to widen the scope of our investment to
deliver greater impact on local needs. In order to make this change we would like to have agreement for your support of a new promise that:

“THT will invest at least £10 million over the next 10 years to tackle local priorities in Trafford and we will involve local residents in the identification and selection of these local priorities.”

YOu can dwonload a leaflet to help you understand the original commitment and the change we are proposing.

The leaflet provides information on:

  • The last 10 years of community funding
  • The current process of community funding
  • The changes we propose to make
  • The proposed new model of community investment
  • How you can express your view

Please take the time to read the leaflet and give us your view. Everybody who provides their view will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 20 vouchers worth £25.

Contact us to express your view

We want your feedback on this change and have arranged for an independent research company, Voluntas, to take your opinion. We encourage you to call Voluntas on 0800 0773572 between the 28th September and 14th of October and give us your opinion.  Lines are open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 11am – 4pmSaturday and are closed Sundays. Voluntas will also call a number of tenants on our behalf to ask for direct feedback on the proposed change. 

If you prefer, you can contact THT on 0300 777 7777 to request a paper form to give us your opinion. Alternatively you can register for one of our drop in sessions by booking online (below), or by ringing 0300 777 7777.

Wednesday the 5th of October1pm – 2.30pm

St Mathews Community Centre, Chapel Lane, Stretford, Manchester M32 9AJ.

Book online: http://bit.ly/THTConsultation1

 

Thursday 6th October 5pm – 6.30pm

Altrincham Town Hall, Market Street, Altrincham WA14 1PG.
Book online: http://bit.ly/THTConsultation2

 

 

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