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This year will be a busy year for the Independent Tenant Advice service (ITA). Our mission: “To boldly go where no ITA service has gone before”, making sure along the way that residents have more influence over what happens in the redevelopment of Wornington Green. To help accomplish our mission we’ve been busy working with the Residents’ Steering Group to develop a new action plan and this will be the main focus of our work over the coming months.

But what does this mean exactly? During the first part of 2014 watch out for:

  • Regular ‘themed’ monthly resident meetings on the last Thursday of every month with guest speakers. (Watch out for the posters advertising these meetings).
  • A youth engagement workshop in February – we want to find out whether young people have any concerns about the new development, and if so what those concerns are.
  • A women’s meeting in March.
  • The February themed meeting where you will hear all about the Phase 2 planning submission.

Plus, we’ll be doing lots of outreach and talking to as many residents as we can. We plan to hold a coffee afternoon in the Moroccan Café in April to find out what the residents that meet there think about the regeneration.

We provide a one-to-one service with residents that may need independent advice or would like to discuss personal issues relating directly to the regeneration. We want to find out whether you have any issues about the new development and how we can help resolve these.

You can keep up to date with all the latest news from the ITA service and Residents’ Steering Group via our Facebook page and Twitter. We will be providing regular updates during 2014 so please ‘follow us’ on Twitter and ‘like and share’ our Facebook page.

Even if you’ve never been to a meeting before we hope you’ll be able to get involved and play a part in the regeneration area.

Resident meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month and are open to everyone living in the regeneration area.

The next three monthly resident meetings:

Thursday 30 January 

Thursday 27 February

Thursday 27 March

The meetings are lively, informal and fun and take place 6pm – 7.30pm at the Venture Centre.

A Residents’ Advice Surgery (for one-to-one help) takes place after the meeting.

For more information about the ITA service please contact Mekor Newman (Lead Advisor) or Howard Mendick:

mekor@newmanfrancis.org

howardnewmanfrancis@gmail.com

077803 09046

Freephone: 0800 644 6040

Follow us on Facebook: Wornington Green Residents’ Steering Group

Follow us on Twitter: @WorningtonGreen

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