HOUSING bosses are staging several public meetings this week to hear people’s views on how to improve their area.
Renfrewshire Council’s housing team will be out and about in Ferguslie Park today and on Thursday with their mobile office to speak to tenants and homeowners.
They want to hear people’s views on ways to improve housing in the Blackstoun Oval and Tannahill areas of Ferguslie Park.
Housing officers are also keen to speak to folk living in other parts of Renfrewshire who would consider moving to the area.
The mobile office will be in Blackstoun Oval, from 10am till 12.30pm today and Thursday, and in Tannahill Road, from 1.30pm till 4pm, on both of these days.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren, Renfrewshire Council’s housing spokesperson, said: “This is an opportunity for tenants and residents to share their ideas and views.
“We want to hear from local people so that we can take on board all of the issues affecting housing in the area.
“The council is currently working on the biggest investment programme yet to improve council housing across the whole of Renfrewshire.
“As part of this £138million programme, new kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems are being installed and external improvements are being carried out.
“Tenants in Ferguslie Park will benefit from these improvements and the council is speaking to tenants about housing issues in the area generally before work starts.”
Renfrewshire Council launched a five-year £138million Delivering Housing Improvements programme in August last year to ensure all council housing in Renfrewshire meets the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS) by 2015.
The major investment will see thousands of council tenants getting new kitchens, bathrooms, rewiring and heating systems, as well as major upgrades to roofs, roughcast, gutters and downpipes.
To find out more about the Delivering Housing Improvements scheme, go to www. renfrewshire. gov.uk/housingimprove ments