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ETF Annual General Meeting

We hope to see you there

It's always one of the highlights of the year and ETF's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday 13th September, 7.00pm-11.00pm, Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club, 2 Meggatland Wynd, Edinburgh, EH14 1XN.  The AGM was due to take place in June, but had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.  It promises to be an enjoyable evening and will consists of:
  • Presentation of ETF's Annual Report for 2018/2019;
  • Appointment of ETF Executive Committee members;
  • Presentation of ETF's Financial Accounts and appointment of auditors;
  • Adoption of ETF's Work Plan for 2019/2020;
  • Informal Social Event and buffet.
This is great opportunity to network with other tenants' groups and catch up with old friends, so we hope to see as many people as possible there.  Please use public transport where possible.  Assistance with transport and childcare may be available on request.  Bookings can be made via our website by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.  Please book your place by Friday 6th September 2019. 

New Executive Committee Members

Your Federation Needs You

Are you enthusiastic and committed to improving tenants' rights and would like to have more of a say in the running of ETF?  We are currently looking for more EC Members and there are many benefits and rewards to becoming involved, including:
  • Gaining a wider experience and knowledge of current housing and environmental issues;
  • Representing tenants and influencing policy;
  • Contact with tenants and member associations.
To become an EC member,  you need to be a member of a Tenants' and Residents' group that is registered with ETF.  If you are interested in becoming an EC member and would like more information, please contact the Federation Office by clicking here or phone on 0131 475 2509.  Nominations to the Federation's EC must be returned by Friday 30th August 2019.  You can find out more about the work of an EC member by clicking here.

ETF Membership Renewals

Don't forget to renew

The procedures and deadlines for ETF's AGM have changed slightly as we are now working under the constitution brought in as a result of becoming a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).  ETF has written to all our member groups, associate individual members and association organisational members inviting them to re-join the Federation for the coming year.  If your group would like to vote on any issues raised at the AGM, and/or put forward a nominee for your group to be on the Federation's EC, your annual membership renewal form must be completed and returned to the Federation Office by Friday 30th August 2019.  Any membership applications previously submitted for 2019/2020 are still valid.

Federation Meeting

CEC Service Improvement Plan

Would you like to know more about CEC's forthcoming Service Improvement Plan and how you can be involved?  This will be the topic at our forthcoming Federation Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 4th September 2019, 7.00pm-9.00pm, venue to be confirmed.  The guest speaker will be Carol Reid, Operations Manager, CEC who will be speaking in more detail about CEC's Service Improvement Plan.  Members will also receive an update on the activities ETF has carried out over the past few months as the Progress Report will be discussed.

Please use public transport where possible.  Assistance with transport and childcare may be available on request.  Bookings can be made via email by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.

City of Edinburgh Council Service Improvement

Your chance to help influence services

The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) is currently reviewing its Housing Service with a view to making meaningful changes which will improve the service, focus their attentions on the right things and deliver a service which is tenant led.  In order for this to really work, CEC want to put tenants at the centre of the service design and are seeking tenants' views.  If you are interested in helping to shape a better housing service, email by clicking here or phone 0131 529 5409.
There will be further information about ETF's AGM and much more.  Don't forget that Federation Matters, along with other Federation publications, can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.
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Housing Roadshow
Calling all Registered Tenant Organisations (RTOs); ETF and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) will be holding a Housing Roadshow on Monday 12th August 2019, 9.30am-2.30pm, Morrisons, 24 Piersfield Terrace.  The purpose of the Housing Roadshow is to provide housing information to tenants, promote the support available to tenants and raise awareness of ETF.  This is also an ideal opportunity to promote the work of your group and possibly gain new members.

If any RTOs can help by sending tenant representatives along to volunteer at the Roadshow, even for a couple of hours, please contact ETF's Development Worker Mark Henry by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.
ETF Repairs Group Meeting
Would you like to find out how CEC intend to take forward the priorities raised at the last ETF Repairs Group Meeting?  This will be the topic at the next ETF Repairs Group Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 22nd August 2019, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Norton Park Conference Centre.  The guest speakers will be Willie Crawford, Operations Manager, Housing Property and Jenn Wilson, Deputy Contact Manager, CEC who will be giving a talk on taking forward the group's priorities. 

Please use public transport where possible.  Assistance with transport and childcare may be available on request.  Bookings can be made via our website by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.
ETF High Flats Meeting
Would you like to know what is coming up in housing over the next few months, with specific reference to high flats?  Councillor Kate Campbell, Convenor of Housing and Economy Committee, CEC will be in attendance at the next ETF High Flats meeting on Monday 2nd September 2019, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Birnies Court Community Room, Muirhouse View  There will also be an opportunity to give an update on what is happening in your local area.

Please use public transport where possible.  Assistance with transport and childcare may be available on request.  Bookings can be made via our website by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.
Poverty Alliance experiences of poverty in Edinburgh
The Poverty Alliance is researching people's experiences of living on a low income or struggling financially in Edinburgh.  They are looking for people to take part in an individual interview to share their experiences and what they think needs to change in their area.  You can find out more about the research by clicking here.

The findings of this research will be fedback to the Edinburgh Poverty Commission.  As a small token of thanks, the Poverty Alliance have £15 vouchers to give for your time.  If you are interested in taking part in an interview, please contact Laura Robertson, Research Officer, Poverty Alliance by clicking here or phone 0141 353 0440.  Further information is available by clicking here.
ETF Blog
This month, Laura Robertson from the Poverty Alliance will share the work she is currently involved in, particularly the ongoing work with the Edinburgh Poverty Commission.  You can read all about it by clicking here.

Have you got an exciting story to tell, are you very enthusiastic about housing or where you live?  If so then why not become one of our guest bloggers?  We need people to help tell the story about what is happening in housing in Edinburgh.  If you're interested in contributing a blog or would like more information, please email by clicking here.  Some useful hints and tips for writing blogs can be found by clicking here.
Strengthening Fire Safety for High Rise Domestic Buildings Consultation
ETF recently submitted a response to the above consultation.  You can download a copy of the response by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.
Community Council Elections
Are you interested in standing to be a Community Councillor?  Edinburgh's Community Councils are looking for new recruits.  The nomination period starts on Monday 9th September 2019 and closes on Monday 30th September 2019.  A Community Council gives local people a say on decisions that affect their area and consults with local people on issues that will impact on the community.

You can find out more by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 469 3126.
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