You may have read scaremongering stories in relation to the Pendleton PFI. Please see the latest statement in relation to this below.
“Discussions are continuing with the Government about funding solutions, which have delayed part of the £430 million investment in Pendleton. “We are working closely with the Government and are hopeful that we can reach agreement so the people of Pendleton will see their area transformed for the better. “The council remains totally committed to ensuring the plans go ahead for the people of Pendleton. “We will do everything in our power to make sure there are no unnecessary delays. We want to see the dreams of the people of Pendleton finally become reality. “The good news for residents is that they will start to see the construction of around 300 new homes by the end of March. “We also expect to see the homes refurbishment programme start this summer. This involves renovating 1,253 properties, including the area’s nine tower-blocks, with new kitchens, bathrooms and windows. “We will continue to keep residents updated when we get more concrete information from the Government.”
Salix Homes’ tenants have a unique chance to shape the future of their homes.
The Your Home, Your Say survey will inform the City Mayor’s decision on whether ownership of Salix Homes’ properties remains with the council, or goes to a tenant ballot for a transfer to a registered provider or housing association.
The survey is underway now and lasts until Friday, March 15.
The two options being put to the tenants are:
1. Homes to stay with Salford City Council
The council currently owns the homes. If tenants choose this option, Salix Homes would continue to carry out the housing services, repairs and improvements on the council’s behalf or the properties would go back to the council to manage directly.
2. Homes to transfer to a Registered Provider
Registered Providers (or Housing Associations) are not-for-profit organisations which must meet strict standards set and monitored by the Homes and Communities Agency. This option could mean that the properties are transferred to a Registered Provider, which might include Salix Homes, should it become a Registered Provider following the survey and potential ballot.
Government restrictions on the amount that the council can borrow, means that the council cannot borrow sufficient money to improve all its current housing stock. As a result, the council has had to look at new options to ensure that there is enough money to improve homes and continue to provide a good level of service to tenants.
Registered providers, however, enjoy greater freedoms to borrow. With Government support, transferring homes to a registered provider, homes could be improved and services maintained.
After the survey closes, the Your Home, Your Say panel, comprising of Salix Homes customers, will consider the views to help identify the most suitable option. These will form the basis of a recommendation that the panel will make to the City Mayor in April.
Assistant Mayor for Housing, Councillor Gena Merrett, said: “The Your Home, Your Say survey is a unique opportunity for Salix Homes’ tenants to shape the future of their own social housing.
“I hope as many tenants as possible take part in the survey, so the customer panel has a true picture of opinions on such a crucial issue.”
Barbara Harper, Salix Homes tenant and chair of the Your Home, Your Say customer panel said: “I’d encourage each and every tenant to make sure they take this chance to have their say on what they want for their home and future housing service.
“We will be making a recommendation to the City Mayor informed by what tenants say in this consultation, so it is important that we get as many views as possible.”
More information available via www.salford.gov.uk/yourhome-yoursay or by calling 0800 694 0122
Ordsall, Langworthy & Seedley
Senior Citizens Club
THE BRITISH LEGION LANGWORTHY ROAD SALFORD
For the over 50’s
Come and join us for our
FULL OF LIFE EVENT
“THE OLD STAGERS”
Great entertainment, free afternoon tea,
Bingo & raffle
1-4pm Thursday 4TH October
Beverages available from the bar
Come and celebrate
UK Older People’s Day
find out what’s on in your area and try something new!
Emmanuel Centre,174, Langworthy Road, M6 5PN
Tuesday 2nd October 1.00pm-4.00pm
Music entertainers, dance, arts & crafts, bingo, tai chi, hand massage, relaxation, light exercise, local history plus information on groups & activities, safety, health, housing, life-long learning, volunteering and more!
See pictures of Salford past and present and see where and who you recognise!
Event to be opened and attended by Cllr Bernard Lea, Ceremonial Mayor of the City of Salford.
Light refreshments provided.
For more information about the event, please call:
0161 737 9918
Breast Cancer Campaign
Manchester & Salford Group
invites you, your family and friends to
Walk It Out in Pink
in Buile Hill Park, Salford
Sunday 17 June 2012
Distance: 3 kilometres/1.86 miles (approx)
Start: 11.00am Finishers’ medal for all registered walkers
Timings: 10.00am – On the day registration and check in.
10.45am - Aerobic warm up on the Tree Meadow with Maxine McCarthy, celebrity boxer,
and Salford & Eccles M.P., Hazel Blears.
11.00am - Walk begins. Take your time. This is a walk, not a run!
Registration: Online: www.breastcancercampaign.org/salfordwalk online ends 12.00pm Thurs 14 June 2012
Or Locally: Pat Walkington on 0161 789 1810/07719383283 email@example.com
Cost: Before 17 June: £5 for adults, £2.50 for students and under 16’s
On 17 June: £6 for adults, £3.00 for students and under 16’s
Meeting place: The Car Park, Buile Hill Park, off Eccles Old Road, Salford M50 1SW
Parking: Free, where directed by car park stewards
Sponsorship: Optional. Forms are available online or from Pat Walkington (see above).
Gift Aid from UK tax payers increases sponsorship by 25%
Clothing: Wear your brightest pink clothes, flat shoes and bring a waterproof.
Toilets: Available in the park
Café & Garden Centre: Open from 10.00am to 3.00pm
All proceeds to Breast Cancer Campaign (299758)
Do you live or work in the Langworthy ward? If so, tell us what needs doing to improve the area and where.
SNAP is a way of bringing people together to focus on local problems – aiming to clean up areas and target criminal activity over a week of action that will have long lasting benefits.
During previous SNAPs we have fitted alley gates to reduce anti-social behaviour, arrested criminals, cleaned graffiti from walls, put on activities for young people, picked up litter and collected bulky waste, carried out home fire safety checks…the list just keeps on growing.
The Langworthy SNAP will be taking place from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 July.
Tell us what you want by:
Remember, if we don’t know about it, we can’t help.
is now in its sixth year in Salford and is part of a national programme of arts,
cultural and educational events. During 18 to 25 June, there will be a week
of activities to celebrate the contribution refugees have made to Salford and
to encourage communities to come together. All events are free and open to
For information check out: www.salford.gov.uk/refugeeweek
One of Salford’s recommended affordable credit organisations has scooped the prestigious “Credit Today: Responsible Lender of the Year 2012” award.
Moneyline, which has a shop in Salford Shopping Centre, is a not for profit social enterprise, responsibly providing fair loans to local residents and businesses. It is a community based organisation that sustains access to credit for people in Salford.
So far this year, Salford Moneyline has helped 153 residents with loans and set up savings accounts for more than 100 people. Moneyline can also help people set up bank accounts.
Instead of borrowing money from unscrupulous loan sharks, Moneyline offer residents a safe way of borrowing small amounts of money without exorbitant interest rates.
Repayment of loans goes towards providing even more local credit, not international bank’s profits.
Moneyline Salford’s manager Sharon Willis said: “We have approximately 50 appointments booked in each week and enquiries are increasing week on week”.
Cllr John Warmisham said: “Providing affordable credit is an important service to residents whose needs are not being met by traditional financial services such as banks and building societies.
“We know that more residents are facing tough financial times so we want to highlight those services, such as Moneyline, which can help them cope”
Drug and Alcohol
Public Consultation Meeting
Monday 12th March 2012
6pm – 7pm
Pendleton Gateway Centre,
Salford is tackling the drug and alcohol problems that affect the area. Please come along to find out what is being planned and tell us your views about what needs to be done in your local area
To book a place please call Nicky on 0161 603 4171
Refreshments will provided and all attendees will be entered into a prize draw
The Health Improvement Service runs a variety of activities including beginners cooking, physical activity and social support, for more information and to book on to any of the activities above please contact the Health Improvement Service on 0800 952 1000 or locally on 0161 779 8079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the activities are FREE of charge.
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