Aberdeenshire Council were one of the founding members of NETRALT in 2011 and have been supportive of seeing greater cooperation between staff and tenants of all the local social landlords.
Aberdeenshire Council is landlord to some 12,750 tenants covering the area from Portsoy to St Cyrus and inland as far as Braemar (surrounding the totally separate local authority of Aberdeen City). The largest settlements are the coastal towns of Peterhead and Fraserburgh. Other major settlements include Inverurie, Ellon, Banff/Macduff, Mintlaw, Banchory, Stonehaven, Alford, Huntly, Turriff, Aboyne, Ballater, Laurencekirk and Inverbervie.
The Council is responsible for providing and overseeing a wide range of public sector services including education, housing, customer communication, social work, planning, economic development, roads, environmental protection, leisure and Tenant Participation.
Tenant participation is a two-way process involving our tenants working in partnership with us to share ideas, information and have input to decisions to improve services.
Tenant participation gives you an opportunity to: get involved in the development and monitoring of housing services be involved in the decision-making process
Be able to influence decisions made by us about our housing and related services.
Why you should get involved
If you want to: work with us to make changes, have a say on issues affecting your home
support other tenants or residents
pursue issues of interest, such as addressing anti-social behaviour or environmental improvements you should get involved in tenant participation.
There are different ways you can get involved with tenant participation in Aberdeenshire:
The Tenant Participation Promotion Team (TPPT) take a very active role in doing regular roadshows each year to raise awareness of tenant participation. They carry out estate walkabouts, void inspections and tenant scrutiny to name just a few roles they have, as well as having editorial control of the quarterly Tenants Newsletter.
If you want to know more contact either: Sandy Allan, Tenant Participation Development Officer – 01467 530713; Claire Hancox, Tenant Participation Officer South – 01467 537456; or Jill Matthews, Tenant Participation Officer North – 01467 537413