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Sheffield City Council tenant John Kite stars in BBC feature celebrating 100 years of council housing


ARCH Tenants Group member and Sheffield City Council tenant representative, John Kite featured in a BBC news programme celebrating 100 years of council housing.

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Proposals for a new regulatory system for high-rise buildings – resident roadshows

Following publication of the Government consultation paper on proposals for a new regulatory system for high-rise buildings the Housing Ministry has announced a series of Resident Roadshows to explain the proposals to tenants and residents of high-rise buildings.

Communities Secretary underlines commitment to a new generation of council housing

Speaking at the recent Local Government Association annual conference on 2 July, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire once again underlined his commitment to deliver a new generation of council housing.

2019 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey results published

The fourth annual Welfare Reform survey from ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) shows that households on Universal Credit are still significantly more likely to have housing debt than those on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit is draining cash and resources from already hard-pressed councils and their ALMOs.

ARCH Tenants Group representative to Chair the 'See the Person' Campaign Tenant Committee

Congratulations to Martyn Lund, tenant representative from Kettering Borough Council and representative of the ARCH Tenant Group on the 'See the Person' Campaign following his election as Chair of the Campaign's Tenant Leadership Committee.

Addison Act – ARCH/NFA Parliamentary reception marks 100 years of council housing

ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) held a parliamentary reception at the House of Commons on 2 July to celebrate 100 years since the 1919 Housing Town Planning Act – widely referred to as the Addison Act.

District councils building homes at considerable pace since borrowing cap lifted

A survey commissioned by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), shows that building plans are already advancing for a third of stock holding district councils.

Proposals for a new regulatory system for high-rise buildings – we want your views

In our last Bulletin we advised ARCH members of the publication of a consultation paper “Building a Safer Future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system” setting out the Government’s proposals for a new regulatory system for high rise buildings.

ARCH Tenants Group welcomes new members

The ARCH Tenants Group held its Annual General Meeting on Monday 17 June and confirmed nominations to the Group and election of the Chair and Vice-Chair for the next two years.

Housing Green Paper Action Plan promised by September

Speaking at the CIH Conference in Manchester on 26 June, outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May set out her legacy on housing and promised publication in September of an action plan and timetable for implementing wide-ranging reforms of social housing following the Social Housing Green Paper.

Addison Woods – create a centenary woodland with the help of the Woodland Trust

To celebrate the centenary of the Addison Act and the birth of council housing the Woodland Trust is offering free trees to residents’ groups in time for the winter planting season.

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