Bellsmyre Housing Association consults residents on £5m investment strategy



(from left) Margaret Glen & Dorothy Gallagher (Bellsmyre committee members), Barry Johnstone (Bellsmyre & Cordale area director), Laura McPhail (Bellsmyre staff), & Nancy Robertson (Bellsmyre & Cordale community engagement officer)
(from left) Margaret Glen & Dorothy Gallagher (Bellsmyre committee members), Barry Johnstone (Bellsmyre & Cordale area director), Laura McPhail (Bellsmyre staff), & Nancy Robertson (Bellsmyre & Cordale community engagement officer)

Bellsmyre Housing Association hosted two of four resident consultation events this week to provide residents the opportunity to review and shape its £5 million investment strategy.

The consultation started with events on Tuesday 19 July & Wednesday 20th July with an event at Bellsmyre’s newly refurbished “Community Point” facility, a community focal point used for engaging with residents.

A further two events will be held at Community Point between 3pm-7pm on Tuesday 26th July and Wednesday 27th July.

The draft five year investment strategy and programme of work includes new door entry systems, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, new roofs for flatted blocks, environmental improvements and external decoration and close painting.

The £5m improvement programme was a key commitment by Caledonia Housing Association to Bellsmyre Housing Association when the partnership was formalised in April of this year.

Diane Williamson, chairperson of Bellsmyre Housing Association, said: “We are delighted that we can start speaking to tenants and owners about our plans to improve their homes and enhance the environment. The Bellsmyre Management Committee have bold and ambitious plans.

“We are introducing significant change at Bellsmyre: providing rent guarantees, raising the standards of local services and investing more money improving homes and the general environment. The consultation on our 5 year investment programme is an exciting step forward. Tenants and owners will see what the change means for them, how we plan to improve their homes.”



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