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What cuts would you make to the City of Edinburgh Council's (CEC's) budget?  ETF will shortly be making plans to present a deputation to Councillors concerning tenants' rents for the coming year.  If you can suggest possible savings that CEC could make, have any key messages that you wish ETF to make to elected members or would like to help in presenting the deputation to elected members on behalf of ETF, please contact Mark Henry by clicking here.  

In October 2018, ETF submitted a response to CEC's Rent Consultation.  A copy of ETF's response can be downloaded by clicking here.

CEC Draft Tenant Participation Strategy

Help shape future housing services

Would you like to play your part in helping to shape future housing services in Edinburgh? CEC will shortly be consulting on its Tenant Participation Strategy and this is an ideal opportunity to have your say on aspects such as:
  • How are tenants able to help to develop quality services?
  • What works well and what doesn't?
  • What support and resources do tenants need to take part?
  • How are tenants able to take part, if they want to, and influence decisions that affect them?
  • How can CEC encourage more people to become involved locally?
If you would like to play your part in helping to formulate ETF's response to the draft Tenant Participation Strategy or have any thoughts on what should be included in the Strategy, please contact Mark Henry by clicking hereResponses should be submitted no later than Monday 14th January 2019.  A copy of CEC's draft Tenant Participation Strategy can be downloaded by clicking here.

Edinburgh Registered Social Landlords Residents Network

We want you!

Are you a tenant of a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) living in Edinburgh and do any of the following apply to you?
  • I have some spare time;
  • I am interested in carrying out some volunteer work;
  • I am interested in social housing in Edinburgh;
  • I want to help make a difference in people's lives.
The Edinburgh RSL Residents Network was set up in April 2015 to improve social housing standards in Edinburgh.  The Network is run wholly by tenants and residents of RSLs in Edinburgh.  At present we are looking for volunteers to join our committee and to help us achieve our goals.  If this is something you are interested in or would simply like more information, please contact the Network's Secretary Terry Kirby by clicking here or phone 07806 818857.
Don't forget that Federation Matters, along with other Federation publications, can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.
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ETF Repairs Group Meeting
The next ETF Repairs Group Meeting will take place on Wednesday 30th January 2019, 7.00pm-9.00pm, Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road.  The guest speaker will be Willie Crawford, Operations Manager, Housing Property, City of Edinburgh Council who will be giving an update on the issues that were discussed at the last meeting held in September.  There will also be an opportunity to give an update on what is happening in your local area. 

Booking can be made by clicking here or email by clicking here.  
Tenants Voice:  Call for articles
Is your tenants' group involved in an exciting piece of work, are you proud of an initiative that is taking place in your area or would you simply like to share an example of good practice?  If any of the above apply then we would love to hear from you.  The deadline for articles for the next issue is Monday 28th January 2019, so if there's anything you'd like to say, please speak up!  Articles and letters for publication should be emailed here.  A copy of the most recent Tenants Voice can be downloaded 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.
The 'Democracy Matters Fund
Tenants' groups can have a funded conversation about democracy. You can get up to £300 to hold a small local event for people and it’s not taxing to apply. The Scottish Government Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland to help them run an event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. To apply or find out more please visit the website by clicking here.
Improving Rent Collection with Tenants
A group of tenants recently inspected the CEC's communications on rent.  The tenants think that some of the rent letters CEC sends to tenants could be clearer.  If you would like to talk about how the rent letters could be improved, please contact Mark Henry by clicking here.  
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