Planning for the future - silver courts and vicarage flats | believe housing

Friday, 17 September

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We will be offering a full repairs service from Monday, September 20.

Temporary changes were put in place due to changing coronavirus restrictions.

Please be aware that a small number of appointments may still take slightly longer to complete due to materials shortages that are impacting all sectors.

 

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Planning for the future – silver courts and vicarage flats

believe housing has been investigating current demand for homes at Vicarage Flats and Silver Courts, the needs of current customers living there, future customers and the homes themselves.

A six-week consultation was held between Monday, 14 June and Sunday, 25 July 2021, where tenants and residents were asked to give their views on the proposal.

The percentage of residents (including leaseholders) who responded to the consultation was 63%. Of the people who responded, 56% agreed with the proposal to demolish the properties. 32% disagreed with the proposal, 7% both agreed and disagreed and 5% were unsure.

The board of believe housing has now considered all feedback from tenants and residents on the proposal to demolish the homes in Silver Courts and Vicarage Flats.

They have also considered all comments that were made together with the alternatives to demolition that were suggested and decided that demolition should proceed. This is due to the low demand, high turnover and high investment needs of the properties. They are no longer fulfilling the purpose for which they were built and are not homes that customers aspire to live in.

believe housing will provide dedicated support for everyone affected to help them relocate to a new home of their choice. There is no set timescale for people relocating from Vicarage Flats or Silver Courts. We understand that this may take some time.

The dedicated support team can be contacted by phoning our customer hub on 0300 1311 999 or by emailing the team direct on brandonrelocation@believehousing.co.uk.

We understand that some people will be feeling anxious following this decision and the need to relocate. Please be assured, we are committed to providing advice and support to make this move a successful one.

brandon regeneration survey

We would like to understand from Brandon residents and the local community how you feel these parts of Brandon could be improved. What do you feel works well in the estate, what doesn’t work well and what would help ensure it is a great place to live that offers a high quality of life? Let us know your views by answering the short survey below. This should take you approximately 10 – 15 minutes.

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