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Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 2019 (copy attached).

Minutes:

36.1      Several points of accuracy were made in relation to the minutes with the following corrections made shown in bold italics and strikethrough below:

 

31.3    Councillor Clare Rainey had the following enquiries, concerns and statements:

·      Clarification was sought regarding what the perceived difference was, following the  departure of Sharon Davis.

 

32.1    The Chair gave a brief update on the Housing Committee Work Plan and stated the following:

·      Various key targets were being considered such as 800 councils council homes, 700 additional affordable homes along with continued improvement of council housing.

 

36.2      The following matters of clarification were made: with regard to minute item 31.4, it was explained that repairs were not funded by the EDB but by the HRA.

 

36.3      With regard to minute item 31.4, the Chair asked if windows due for maintenance had been looked at.

 

36.4      Panel representatives relayed multiple accounts of problems with windows. It was explained that at Warwick Mount, the windows in every flat required inspection as the mechanisms were rusting and failing.

 

36.5      Officers clarified that the maintenance programme was currently being reviewed however, the windows at Warwick Mount would be inspected as there appeared to be a specification issue.

 

36.6      Panel representatives proposed expanding the brief of resident inspectors to include issues such as those raised at Warwick Mount. Some concern was expressed regarding the technical skill required to inspect building issues and that only Housing Mangers had undertaken the training required to assess structural and maintenance issues.

 

36.7      RESOLVED- That the minutes of the previous meeting be approved and signed as the correct record subject to the above corrections.

 

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