Our homes and local places are really important for our wellbeing and sense of belonging. We are writing to you to ask for your thoughts about a new proposal for your housing management service. With the creation of BCP Council we are reviewing how we manage our council homes across Bournemouth and Poole and are considering creating one new combined housing service. There are no council owned homes in the Christchurch area as the properties were passed to a housing association several years ago.
Our proposal is to create a new combined housing service across Bournemouth and Poole which would be run within BCP Council. This would mean that Poole Housing Partnership and the Bournemouth in-house service would no longer exist in their current forms, and a new combined service would be created to oversee all 10,000 homes. This proposal includes the creation of an Advisory Board that would provide oversight, expertise, and informed advice to the service.
We are asking for your thoughts on this proposal and importantly on what’s good about your housing service now and what improvements you would like to see. Your feedback is a great opportunity for you to help shape the future service.
How to get involved
There are several ways for you to take part, from now until 7 November 2021. The easiest way to respond, is simply read the information letter that you will receive and complete your questionnaire and return in the freepost envelope provided, or complete online at haveyoursay.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/housing-management - you’ll need to enter your ID number which is at the top right of your letter.
Darmax Research Company are processing the questionnaires on behalf of BCP Council. When you take part, you will have the option of entering a prize draw to win one of three £50 shopping vouchers. Please answer as many questions as you feel comfortable responding to.
To find out more information and ask any questions, please visit haveyoursay.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/housing-management, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01202 123300 (choose option 2) for Bournemouth or 0800 652 3900 for Poole Housing Partnership.
Thank you for taking the time to get involved.