Agenda item

Update on Housing Service Projects and Priorities

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.


The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Community and Children’s Services.


A Member asked for greater detail on project start dates and timescales together with a named responsible person, and the meeting heard that such information would be included in future.


On sections 17 and 18 of the report, a Member commented that the door system was not automatic on the Portsoken estate (the lock-release system only released the lock and did not actually open the door), thereby trapping those with accessibility issues and discriminating against such people (as well as those with young children, for example), and commented that a plan was needed to remedy the situation together with timescales. The meeting heard that a detailed response would be submitted to the Committee that covered all the estates based on security audits (see action point).


A Member asked why action was not being taken immediately, and the meeting heard that security audit recommendations would be considered and prioritised in line with the resources available and the requirements that were statutory once information on all estates was available.



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