Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the Housing Services Anti-Social
The Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of Operations (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the Housing Services Anti-Social Behaviour Policy 2022/26 (also previously circulated).
The submitted report stated that this Council provided over 5,300 high quality homes for local residents; were committed to ensuring that all tenants enjoyed their right to a safe home and community; and that the Housing Services Anti-Social Behaviour Policy 2022/26 set out how reports of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and hate crime would be dealt with effectively and promptly, taking appropriate, swift, proportionate action, including legal action, when necessary.
Particular references were made to the vision and aims of the policy; the requirements of the Regulator of Social Housing; enforcement of the policy; performance of the Tenancy Enforcement Officers in 2011/22; and the outcome of the consultation undertaken on the Policy with the Tenants Panel and the Health and Housing Scrutiny Committee.
Discussion ensued on the Housing Services Anti-Social Behaviour Policy 2022/26, with Members welcoming the clarity around unacceptable behaviour. Greater clarification was requested around Public Disorder convictions that were not directly related to the property concerned. Members were also informed of proposals to increase capacity within the Housing Enforcement Team. The Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio responded thereon.
RESOLVED – (a) That the report be noted.
(b) That the Housing Services Anti-Social Behaviour Policy 2022/26, as appended to the submitted report, be approved.
REASON - The Social Housing Regulator’s Consumer Standards places a duty on social housing landlords to publish a policy on how they work with relevant partners to prevent and tackle ASB in areas where they own properties.
Report author: Gail Banyard
Publication date: 09/09/2022
Date of decision: 06/09/2022
Decided at meeting: 06/09/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/09/2022