Homing in tenants’ queries concerning housing issues

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Central Bedfordshire Council is teaming up with its partners to host a Housing Matters information event for its tenants and leaseholders in Leighton Buzzard.

All residents are welcome to attend the free event, which will take place at Bossard Hall from 10am-1pm, on Saturday, June 6.

Previously known as Tenants’ Conference, Housing Matters is part of a programme by the council to take information and advice to the people.

Housing service providers, training and employment agencies and council staff will be on hand at the event to offer advice and answer any questions residents might have relating to the services they offer.

The event will cover a range of housing-related issues such as benefits, rent, mutual exchanges, downsizing, repairs, home improvements and sheltered housing.

Julie Ogley, Director of Social Care, Health and Housing at the council, said: “I am pleased that we are again bringing this event to Leighton Buzzard. Past events in Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard have proved to be very popular, with visitors telling us that they found them very informative.

“Housing is a major issue nationally and for us it is important that our residents are aware of all the support and options available to them, and Housing Matters events enable us to do this.

“So if you are free on 6 June, come along and explore the information stalls and mingle with other tenants – you never know what you might find.”

For further information or to discuss access or transport issues, please call the Tenant Participation Team on 0300 300 8302, or visit the council’s website or send an email to tenantinvolvement@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk