BHP invites residents to meet Executive Team at ‘Talkback’ Forum
Published by Nadia Khan for Brent Housing Partnership in Housing
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Brent Housing Partnership’s (BHP) quarterly Talkback forum for Brent Council tenants and leaseholders took place on Tuesday 14 January at the Brent Civic Centre. The theme for this session was “Leading Lights,” residents were invited to meet the newly appointed BHP Executive Team and pose questions.
Questions from residents included how BHP would be dealing with housing shortage in the borough, future plans, major works and flytipping. Residents were also asked to enter into a discussion about what they thought BHP did well and how the organisation could improve.
Brent Adult and Community Education Service (BACES) also attended and were signing up residents for free IT Training which will be run in conjunction with BHP.
Almost 100 tenants and leaseholders attended the forum. Talkback is now nearly two years old and has proved to be a very successful means of communicating with residents. The forum occurs quarterly, all council residents across the borough are invited to attend and topical issues are discussed which are relevant to all council residents.
The next Talkback session will be held in April.
“Talkback has proved to be a great way of building a good relationship between BHP and residents, keeping us informed with any plans BHP has for improving the lives of its residents. The Talkback held on 14 January was very well attended which indicates that it is becoming a popular and beneficial event for BHP residents, where we can air our views and concerns regarding our neighbourhood and where we have the opportunity to report any repairs in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Hopefully it will continue to be a regular event.” Maureen Coughlin, Chair of Fiveways Residents’ Association.
“I attended one of the surgeries at the Talkback Forum and found it to be extremely useful. It gave me an insight into how things work at BHP and helped me with my particular issue. I felt it was a great opportunity to voice my views and I will definitely be attending future meetings.” Leroy Vassell, Willesden
Tom Bremner, Managing Director of BHP said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended January’s Talkback session. It was great to see so many residents and have positive and constructive discussions. We will be taking on board feedback from the forum and using it to shape the future.”
Anyone requesting further information on future Talkback sessions should contact BHP’s Resident Involvement Team on 020 8937 2943/2574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org