Six Town Housing update

You may recall that over the summer Bury Council consulted you on a proposal to return Six Town Housing to direct council control. As tenants and leaseholders, you overwhelmingly supported this idea.  Bury Council has now formally taken the decision and, from 15 January 2024, will be responsible for managing and maintaining all council homes currently supported by Six Town Housing. This includes repairs, maintenance, improvements, caretaking, gardening and rent and service charge collections.

There will not be any change to your rights because of this decision and you do not need to take any action. 

Please continue to use the same phone number, email address and online services to access housing management support; a reminder is overleaf.

Staff will wear Bury Council ID badges but other branding, like vehicles and building signage, will be updated on a phased basis to keep additional costs to a minimum. 

As part of these changes a Tenant Offer was made by the Council, to make improvements to housing management services.  This includes improved access to services; better responsiveness to anti-social behaviour; improved repairs and environmental management.  Since then, a joint reception for all housing services has been re-opened at Bury Town Hall and significant progress made with the backlog of repairs and maintenance work. More information about other improvements will be shared online, through the regular newsletters and the tenants and residents’ associations.

The Council is committed to being a good landlord and to working with all tenants and leaseholders to make all our estates great places to live.

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