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The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.

 

Download it here.

ARCH AGM and Tenant Group Meeting, 22 June 26/06/2015 Labelled as Tenants

The Annual General Meeting of the ARCH Tenant Group was held on Monday 22 June at the Chartered Institute of Housing Offices in London, followed by a meeting of the Tenant Group. It confirmed the appointment of tenant representatives and membership of the Group for 2015-2017 and election of the Tenant Group Chair and Vice-Chair.

 

  • ARCH Tenants Group membership 2015 -2017

14 Council's nominated tenants to the ARCH Tenants Group. Membership of the Group for the two years 2015-2017 was ratified at the 22 June AGM. You can see the list of members here.

 

The Chair's report from the AGM can be found here.
 

  • Chair and Vice Chair of Tenants Group elected

At the AGM, the 14-strong membership elected Jenny Hill and Marlene Price BEM as Chair and Vice Chair respectively. Jenny and Marlene are also Directors of ARCH and sit on the Executive Board to ensure that the voice of tenants is heard.

 

 

The AGM was followed by a meeting of the Tenant Group with a number of important issues on the agenda:
 

  • Impact of Right to Buy on Councils a hot topic for the ARCH Tenants Group

The Group had a lengthy discussion with John Bibby CEO of ARCH, about the potential implications on councils if proposals for sale of high value Council housing is introduced to fund extension of Right to Buy for housing association tenants. Look out for more information in the minutes of the meeting which will be on the website soon.
 

  • ARCH Tenant Group members facilitating workshop at the TPAS conference, 9 July

Jenny Hill and Martyn Lund, from the Tenant Group, will be facilitating a workshop named Manifesto Time - the warts and all story of how the ARCH Tenants Group were involved in an exercise to develop tenants' priorities which influenced the content of the ARCH and National Federation of ALMOs manifesto. The manifesto was launched at the House of Commons earlier this year 

 

We will let you know about any ideas generated from workshop participants about their priorities for housing.
 

  • Conference date for your tenant's diary: Wednesday 23 September

This year's ARCH tenant's conference is on Wednesday 23 September and is kindly hosted by Croydon Council. Details will be posted to the website in the next few weeks. All ARCH members have the opportunity of five places as part of their membership.

 

A key speaker is from the DCLG and there will be a range of topical workshops. This year's ARCH Awards will be announced and presented here too. Look out for more info on this website and in future editions of the bulletin.

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