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RBH Performance Report

Meeting: 04/02/2016 - Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 63)

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The Committee scrutinised a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided Members with an update on the performance of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) for quarters 1 and 2 in (April – September) 2015/16 in relation to the achievement of the aspirations, commitments and promises set out in the Council’s Service Level Agreement with RBH. Promises were initiatives or projects that RBH had committed to deliver. Commitments were described as pre-transfer service levels that RBH were required to maintain and aspirations were things that RBH would like to do, but were not guaranteed to do so as there was no specific funding in its business plan and delivery may be adversely affected by issues such as the impact of welfare reform.The report also provided some additional key performance information and updated Members on the organisations mutualisation process, development programme and on how RBH is working in partnership with the Council, local agencies.


The Committee in considering the report sought clarification on the rates at which RBH charged for rechargeable repairs; the ‘turnaround’ periods for recently vacated properties (which Members were advised was overall 43 days per property); and the review exercise for the funding of Tenants and Residents Associations, which it was requested that RBH be asked to clarify.


DECIDED – That (1) the report be noted;

            (2) the Chief Executive of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing be requested to write to the Tenants and Residents Associations across the Borough clarifying their funding arrangements.