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Property Health & Safety Checks raising money to support tenants

Wednesday 2 October

 

The Property Health & Safety Check programme, delivered in partnership with J Tomlinson Ltd has raised over £4k.

Each time an Ashfield District Council tenant provides first time access to their property for the checks to be completed J Tomlinson Ltd donate 50p back to Ashfield District Council for a contribution to assist with Tenancy Sustainment.   

So far £4802 has been raised from the first time access contributory donation.

The contribution to the Community Fund for Welfare Support is used by the Council’s Tenancy Sustainment Officers, to support tenants to sustain their tenancy, by assisting those who have no income to buy essential household items.

Cllr Keir Barsby, Cabinet Member for Housing said “The Property Health & Safety Checks are a legality and have to be carried out in all our properties each year. It is great to see that so many of our tenants provide access first time and the money raised is making a real difference to those tenants that require a bit of extra help.

“We want to make sure that our tenants know about the scheme, so that we can continue to raise as much money as possible through our partnership with J Tomlinson’s.”

Dave Fisher, Operations Manager for J Tomlinson Ltd commented “It is great news that the contributions resulting from first time access are being used for such a worthwhile cause. Tenants with a genuine need are being given vital help at a time when it is most needed. Tenants of Ashfield District Council can continue to support this important initiative by helping us to make sure gas safety checks are completed first time and look forward to increasing our donation in future as a result”