What is Sedgemoor Tenants Voice?
Sedgemoor Tenants Voice (STV) is the main influential tenants' group. They are directly consulted on service matters and asked to contribute their views on policy issues. They have close links with the Homes in Sedgemoor Board and Sedgemoor District Council. They look at the quality of service we provide and the issues that matter to you and your community like anti-social behaviour and repairs.
The partnership agreement below is between Sedgemoor Tenants Voice, Homes in Sedgemoor and Sedgemoor District Council. This agreement sets out how both tenants and leaseholders can be involved.
STV is made up of tenants and leaseholders from all our involved groups including the voids and repairs focus group, our tenants and residents groups, Village Voice representatives, and groups representing older and disabled people.
What has STV achieved?
STV has now been working closely with Homes in Sedgemoor since its first meeting in July 2008.
STV's achievements include:
To see what STV have been working on and to keep up to date with their activities, why not have a look at the STV Meeting Minutes .
When and where are meetings held?
STV meet monthly and meetings are held at Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea. Daytime meetings as well as the evening meetings are arranged for convenience of those attending. We publish details of the meetings in the Four Seasons Tenant newsletter.
2014 meetings are detailed here Sedgemoor Tenants Voice meetings and sub-group meetings 2014 [158kb]
STV meetings are generally well attended and the drive to increase membership is a main priority of STV, as is ensuring that membership represents Sedgemoor as a whole and the various groups within it.
Is training available to STV members?
You will provided with full support by Homes in Sedgemoor and by existing STV members. Training programmes are in place to ensure that current and new members have the knowledge and skills required to make a positive contribution.
Why should I get involved?
STV is crucial to our future success and direction in representing you, our customers. We would welcome a call about getting formally involved with Homes in Sedgemoor, including through STV or any other of our other groups.
As well as special interest group representatives, the group are also looking for tenants from under represented groups such as Black Minority Ethnic (BME) and younger people.
How can I find out more?
If you would like to find out more about the group or even have an informal chat with the Chair of Sedgemoor Tenants' Voice, please contact the Customer Services team and ask to speak to a member of the Resident Involvement Team.