Housing powers handed to Times Territory residents

A COMMUNITY housing trust has been launched, giving power to residents and council tenants.

Welwyn Hatfield Council handed over the reins to the new trust on April 1.

The trust – the first of its kind in the country – will take over the management of council homes and most housing services on the council’s behalf.

Mayor Kim Langley joined officials and staff at the WGC housing office on Bridge Road East at the start of business.

Cllr Langley said: “I’d like to thank everyone for all their hard work in developing this new community-focused trust, including tenants, leaseholders and staff.”

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Acting chair of the board and tenant, Paul Wren, said: “This has been a fantastic celebration of what can be achieved when tenants, residents and the council work in partnership together.

“The real work starts now, to make a positive difference to tenants and the local community.”

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The trust is led by a management board made up of tenant and leaseholder representatives, councillors and independent people chosen for their skills and experience.

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