Agenda and draft minutes

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Notes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive the notes of the meeting held on 12th May.


The Group received the notes of the previous meeting.


Amendments to the Council's Private Sector Housing Policy to reflect changes to the Electrical Safety sitPRSE regulations 2020

The Group will consider the amendments.


The Principal Environmental Health Officer reported an amendment to HDC’s Private Sector housing policy. Landlords would need to carry out an electrical safety certificate survey prior to each new tenancy. Existing tenancies would need an inspection in 2021.


HDC’s communications department had published media releases on various HDC communication platforms regarding the new electrical safety standards.


Community Hubs - Update


The Head of Housing & Community Services provided the Group with an update regarding the Community Hubs that had been set up within the district during the Covid-19 pandemic. 27 Hubs had been set up to provide vulnerable members of the public with access to medication, food and other essentials.


At the beginning of July, the need for these hubs was diminishing and so Age UK had agreed to carry out public support going forward.


The Community Development team were working with the Hubs to see if they would be able to continue to operate should there be a second wave during the pandemic. There had also been discussion with Parish Councils to develop new emergency plans.


Slinfold - possible property acquisition


The Head of Housing & Community reported that there was an opportunity for HDC’s housing company to purchase four properties within Slinfold that would be used for affordable housing.


Forward Plan Extract for the Community Matters and Wellbeing Portfolio pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To note the Forward Plan extract (if any) for the Community Matters and Wellbeing Portfolio


The Forward Plan extract was noted.