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7 good reasons not to set up a neighbourhood agreements (09 Sep 09)

If you haven’t yet set up a neighbourhood agreement here are 7 reasons why you might not want to:

  1. You are providing services to your residents as cost effectively as possible
  2. Residents are getting exactly the services they want and can easily influence future changes
  3. Community problems have been prioritized by the community and are being dealt with in a co-ordinated way
  4. Residents know exactly what services they are meant to be getting right down to how often the grass in the communal area should be cut in summer
  5. There is little duplication of services, and partners meet regularly to see how they could do better
  6. You often go on estate walkabouts with residents to see problems at first hand
  7. All the information about local services, priorities for change and opportunities for resident involvement are covered in one simple easy to read document - so residents are not in limbo when housing staff come and go.

If you said “yes” to all seven, you are doing a sterling job.

But just in case you think you could give residents better services to, click here and here to see exactly how neighbourhood agreements make things work better.

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