Full house for Tenant Event in Bearsden

EAST Dunbartonshire Council tenants were invited along to Kilmardinny Arts Centre in Bearsden to the annual Tenant Event.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, Convener of Housing and Community Services, welcomed around 40 tenants who attended to take part in the workshops and share their views on the housing serviceprovided by the local authority.

Presentations were delivered on new build council housing and bogus/cold callers and attendees engaged in a workshop on the Scottish Housing Charter and the Scottish Housing Regulator.

An information village was set up and participants could peruse the stalls and speak to representatives from Trading Standards, Energy Savings Trust, Strathclyde Police, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Care and Repair, Opal, Deaf Connections and other partner agencies.

Councillor Ghai said: “I am sure that all those in attendance found the event extremely worthwhile as it is an excellent opportunity to get advice on housing and other services provided by the council’s partner agencies.

“We were really pleased with the turnout and I’d like to thank everyone who came along for their contributions and for fully participating in the programme.

“The Tenant Event is very interactive and this year we gathered participant’s views and satisfaction levels using Quizdom interactive keypads.

“It is a fantastic tool for enabling everyone to have their say and the data gathered will assist us preparing for how we can work alongside tenants to review, monitor and improve our housing service.”