DFTRA - Dudley Federation of Tenants and Residents

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About DFTRA - Dudley Federation of Tenants and Residents

An umbrella organisation for Tenants and Residents Associations in the Dudley Borough, helping them have a voice and impact the areas in which they live.

This is a mailing list that anyone can join, not just TRA members! We will send the occasional update email (usually no more than 1 per month) with information around community involvement, Dudley Council updates and events happening around the Borough.

You may unsubscribe at any time via the link at the bottom of our emails.

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Lettings Survey

Dudley MBC are currently carrying out consultation on their letting arrangements for low rise flats suitable for single people, couples and families.

This consultation is about the 7000+ low rise flats, it does not include high rise flats. To see the full details of the consultation please see the Dudley MBC website. You are also able to complete an online survey.

Home Affairs to be blueprint for council newsletter

The first issue of Home Affairs was published in the spring of 2002 and over the years has been one of the main ways in which Dudley MBC have communicated with tenants and leaseholders. However, more and more people are now accessing information via the internet and smart phones and taking advantage of online services such as eHousing.

Despite the shift to digital technology to access information and services, leaders at Dudley Council are keen to retain a newsletter to communicate with residents.

They are therefore planning to develop a council-wide newsletter that will include information about all services within the council as well as a section dedicated to council tenants and leaseholders. This publication will then be distributed to all households in the borough.

In addition they will develop an electronic housing bulletin that can be emailed to tenants and leaseholders or accessed on the Dudley Council website.

To help them develop this idea they would like you to tell them what you think of the Home Affairs newsletter by completing a short questionnaire.

Free dog chipping and health checks!

Dudley Council, in partnership with the PDSA, will be offering free chipping and health check events at different locations across the Borough during May and June.

Below are the dates and venues for these events:

Tuesday 29th May 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Brockmoor Community Centre, Pensnett Road, DY5 3YH (On grass next to car park)

Wednesday 30th May 10:00am – 5:00pm

Dudley – Priory Park, near Hub building DY1 4EY

Thursday 31st May 10:00am – 5:00pm

Gornal Recreation Ground, Vale Street, Gornal, DY3 3XF

Friday 1st June 10:00am – 5:00pm

Huntingtree Park, Halesowen. B63 4EX

Consultation & Networking Event

The Participation Development Team would like to invite you to the above event.

The purpose of the event is to consult with you regarding the draft Engagement Policy and to launch the new format Tenants Annual Report. There will also be a networking opportunity to meet other people from across the borough who are actively involved with their communities and Housing Services. The event should last around an hour and a half.

There is plenty of free parking at the venue and refreshments will be provided.

It would be appreciated if you could register your interest by contacting the Participation Team on 01384 815168, or email Participation@dudley.gov.uk by Friday 20th April 2018.

Your views are very important your involvement is appreciated.

Mayor's Community Weekend

On the weekend of 30 June and 1 July, we want to encourage communities to come together and celebrate our diversity as part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend. We are working in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund who will be offering grants of up to £500 to groups who want to run an event.

More information can be seen here

Money Matters - Spring 2018

The Spring edition of Home Affairs can be viewed/downloaded on the DMBC website here.

The Money Matters pages can be viewed separately below or downloaded here.

DFTRA Service Level Agreement Report 2017/18

Every quarter we produce a report in line with the Service Level Agreement that we have with Dudley Council, and then at the end of the financial year (Feb/March) we produce a report with analysis of what has been done over the last 12 months.

You can view the latest report for 2017/18 here (opens in Google Drive).

Previous years’ reports on our Agreement with DMBC can be viewed here: Service Level Agreement Reports previous years (also opens in Google Drive)

DFTRA General Meeting Thursday 29th March 2018 – Summary

Dudley Federation Newsletter Quarter 4: February – April 2018

You can view or download the latest edition of the Dudley Federation Newsletter here.

Home Affairs - Winter 2017

You can download the full edition of the Dudley MBC Home Affairs via the DMBC website.