Investing in your future - 2017/18 budget consultation

Closed 30 Nov 2016

Opened 10 Oct 2016

Overview

 

 

Last year our tenants said they want us to build more homes, make homes cheaper to manage and provide services that help them to reduce costs. We listened and now have a five year plan aims to reduce your living costs and to build 8,000 new homes over the next 10 years. We want to know what you think of this plan.

Why we are consulting

Every year we ask Council tenants for their views on how their rent should be spent. We use the responses to inform the Council housing budget for the following year and a five year investment plan.

This year we want to build on last year's responses and ask if you would like us to speed up the improvements by increasing rent or slow them down. We also want to hear from you if there are other ways we can invest to keep living costs down.

What happens next

The outcome of the consultation will inform the 2017/18 Housing Service budget and rent levels. The Council's Finance and Resources Committee will discuss the draft budget at a special budget meeting in January 2017.

Events

  • Tenant Conference (Waverley Court)

    From 29 Oct 2016 at 10:00 to 29 Oct 2016 at 14:00

    Have your say and influence the future direction of your city and home.

    Crèche for children 10 and under.
    Transport for people with mobility difficulties. Venue is fully accessible.
    Email tenant.panel@edinburgh.gov.uk or ring 0131 529 7545 to book.

  • Budget Consultation Road Show (North Neighbourhood Office)

    From 7 Nov 2016 at 10:00 to 7 Nov 2016 at 12:00

    Tell us what you think of the 2017/18 budget and the five year investment plan at the North Neighbourhood Office, 8 West Pilton Gardens, Edinburgh EH4 4DP

  • Budget Consultation Road Show (South Neighbourhood Office)

    From 14 Nov 2016 at 12:00 to 14 Nov 2016 at 14:00

    Tell us what you think of the 2017/18 budget and the five year investment plan at the South Neighbourhood Office, 40 Captain's Road, Edinburgh EH17 8QF

  • Budget Consultation Road Show (Leith Library)

    From 15 Nov 2016 at 11:00 to 15 Nov 2016 at 13:00

    Tell us what you think of the 2017/18 budget and the five year investment plan at the Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH6 4AE

  • Budget Consultation Road Show (East Neighbourhood Office)

    From 28 Nov 2016 at 10:00 to 28 Nov 2016 at 12:00

    Tell us what you think of the 2017/18 budget and the five year investment plan at the East Neighbourhood Office, 101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh EH16 4DS

  • Budget Consultation Road Show (South West Neighbourhood Office)

    From 28 Nov 2016 at 10:00 to 28 Nov 2016 at 13:00

    Tell us what you think of the 2017/18 budget and the five year investment plan at the South West Neighbourhood Office, 10 Westside Plaza, Edinburgh EH14 2ST

  • Conversation Cafe (Drumbrae Hub)

    From 28 Nov 2016 at 10:00 to 28 Nov 2016 at 19:00

    Drop in for a coffee, cake and chat about your rent.

    We will have a conversation cafe in the Drumbrae Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive, throughout the day. Just choose a time that suits and drop in for a coffee and tell us how you want your rent spent:
    - 10 am to 12 noon
    - 2 pm to 4 pm
    - 6 pm to 7 pm

Areas

  • All Edinburgh

Audiences

  • Residents

Interests

  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Council homes