Residents living in Hillsprings, Moss Road, Carfax and Ravenhill are being encouraged to ‘love your block’ as part of a campaign urging tenants and leaseholders to take pride in where they live.
The campaign relaunched last month in Hillsprings, Green Lane and the Moss Road Estate and has been in Carfax, Cannock today. The campaign will also be visiting Ravenhill, Rugeley on Friday 29 September, 10am until 1pm.
Council officers and partner agencies will be on site, giving out literature and advice as well as addressing local concerns to improve the local living environment of their tenants. This will include details about the ‘love your block’ initiative and how tenants can help; a satisfaction survey about the current Housing Service; how tenants can get involved and become a Resident Champion and advice on fire safety, reporting concerns, money management and recycling.
Over the last few years, Cannock Chase Council has made various improvements to a number of communal flat blocks across the District. Tenants have seen communal areas refurbished and transformed into clean, bright and welcoming spaces. Environmental improvements to the outside areas have also been carried out to improve the external appearance of estates.
‘Love your block’ aims to maintain the standard of these improvements by encouraging tenants and leaseholders to get involved and become a Resident Champion. This will help keep the appearance of the communal areas clean and tidy.
A recruitment drive is currently underway to engage with local tenants and leaseholders to encourage them to come forward and become a ‘champion’ for their housing block.
Councillor Frank Allen, Leader of Housing said, “This campaign has been very successful on other estates across the District, so we are delighted to roll it out again in these four areas. It is hoped that by working together with tenants and leaseholders, the communal blocks will remain in the condition they are in.
“I would encourage tenants to consider becoming a Resident Champion for their block and take part in this initiative”.
This forms part of a wider campaign to ‘Love where you live’ which was launched by the Council in 2012 which aims to inspire, encourage and enable people to make where they live, work and visit, the kind of place they really want to be.