Views wanted on rent in­crease

Rutherglen Reformer - - Autumn Homes & Gardens - Dou­glas Dickie

Coun­cil ten­ants in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing given the chance to com­ment on rent rises that will come into af­fect next year.

A se­ries of meet­ings have been or­gan­ised through­out Novem­ber to make sure as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble have their say.

On Tues­day, Novem­ber 1, a meet­ing will be held in Ruther­glen Town Hall at 2pm.

Then, on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 2, a meet­ing will be held at the Cadoc Suite in Cam­bus­lang Gate, also at 2pm.

The fo­cus of the meet­ings will be to dis­cuss and con­sider the op­tions for set­ting the level of rent in­crease for 2017/18.

Coun­cil­lor Alex McInnes, chair of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s hous­ing and t e c h n i c a l res o u rc e s com­mit­tee, said: “This is a hugely im­por­tant is­sue, given the cur­rent eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion, and the pres­sures on ten­ants and the coun­cil through the UK Gov­ern­ment’s wel­fare re­form changes.

“I would urge any South La­nark­shire Coun­cil ten­ant who would like to find out about our hous­ing bud­get or to give their views on the op­tions for the rent in­crease to at­tend any of the events.”

Other meet­ings will be held in Blan­tyre, La­nark, East Kil­bride, Hamil­ton and Larkhall.

Res­i­dents who would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or are un­able to at­tend any of the events can con­tact Aileen Muir on 01698 454121 or email aileen. muir@ south­la­nark­shire.gov.uk

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