Your Home, Your Say
Salford tenants say yes.
Salford City Council tenants have said yes to transferring their homes to Salix Homes in a move which will release millions of pounds of investment.
The ballot closed at noon on Monday 3 November 2014 and the Electoral Reform Services reported the results to the council on Tuesday 4 November 2014. The transfer decision in March 2015 is subject to formal approval by Salford City Council and the Secretary of State.
Total turnout was 58.4% with 61.4% voting in favour of transfer to Salix Homes. 38.6% voted against the move.
City Mayor Ian Stewart welcomed the news and said: "This is a great result for Salford. Tenants have voted for more investment and this will result in better homes for them and for generations to come. It's a once in a lifetime chance to see all homes improved and brought up to a decent standard."
Councillor Gena Merrett, assistant mayor for housing and environment, said: "The council has believed from day one that any decision to transfer should rest with the tenants. This 'yes' vote shows that tenants have listened to the proposals and made an informed vote to transfer.
"The council and Salix Homes have worked hard to give tenants the standard of homes they have a right to expect but, with the vote to transfer, the money will be available to keep their homes up to standard in the future.
"The council will now continue to work hard to ensure a smooth transfer to Salix Homes by the end of March 2015."
Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: "I would like to thank all the people who have taken part in this consultation, and put their faith in us.
"The successful ballot result is fantastic news for our tenants and for social housing in Salford and marks a pivotal moment in our history. We are now in a strong position to provide the investment needed in people's homes and to continue to deliver the excellent services we pride ourselves on. We are now looking forward to working alongside our tenants to deliver the high quality homes and housing services that the people of Salford deserve and we look forward to this exciting journey ahead."
Follow the links below to find out more about Your Home, Your Say, give us your views and ask our expert panel a question.
- Offer document (Adobe PDF format, 3.5mb)
- Reply card (Adobe PDF format, 180kb)
- Quick guide (Adobe PDF format, 569kb)
- Beechfarm supplement (Adobe PDF format, 1.1mb)
- Pendleton supplement (Adobe PDF format, 961kb)
- Covering letter for tenants (Adobe PDF format, 86kb)
- Leaseholder letter (Adobe PDF format, 837kb)
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This page was last updated on 4 November 2014