Tenant Involvement – Local Influence Networks

Having your say on our housing services

Following feedback from tenants, the Local Influence Network has been set up to give tenants the opportunity to speak to one another and share their views on their local community with District Council officers.

There are three specific networks for our district, one for Newark, one for Sherwood and a third for all rural locations. Local Influence Network meetings will take place every few months. There are, already, a number of willing tenants wishing to take part but more are being encouraged to join and feedback their views to help shape and improve local areas.

Tenants can get involved in many engagement opportunities, this includes policy reviews, mystery shopping, estate walkabouts and much more.

The creation of these Local Influence Networks began after tenants often expressed a desire to get involved on a local level and provide feedback and expertise on the area they live in and the District Council thought this a fantastic idea to form part of their engagement and consultation work with tenants and residents.

Residents can get involved at any time by emailing Getinvolved@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

Your LIN Chairs

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Richard Tracy

Newark Chair

My name is Richard Tracy and I’ve been a council tenant in the district since 2003. I got involved with Newark and Sherwood Homes in 2008, before serving on the Board as tenant director from 2009 until 2014.

Since the housing service was taken back into District Council hands, I have been involved working to improve services across the district with other tenants. Now as Chair of the newly formed Newark Local Influence Network I see my role is to listen to the concerns of tenants and leaseholders and ensure that your views are heard at the highest level within the Council on the decisions that they take on its landlord housing services, and that the Council are held to account on those services.

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Dale Shaw

Rural Chair

Hi, my name is Dale Shaw and I’m the Chair for the Rural LIN. I have been a Newark and Sherwood District Council tenant for just over 3 years after being involved in a serious road traffic collision and moving into an Adapted home. I am passionate about using my skills and passion to work to improve and help to make better the housing experience for all living in a rural location as well as people like me with disabilities and giving all a voice where they are not feeling that they are being heard.

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Helen Owen

Sherwood Chair

Hello, I am Helen Owen and I have been a tenant for 17 years. I live at Bleasby, and I am keen to support tenants to have their views heard and to make a real difference. I am thrilled to be able to take on this opportunity and will do my best to ensure Sherwood tenants have the issues that matter to them heard.

Next LIN meetings

Sherwood LIN

Tuesday 4 July, 5pm - Coghill Court Community Centre, Southwell

Newark LIN

Thursday 27 July, 6pm - Trent House, California Road, Farndon

The Rural LIN

Monday 10 July, 5pm - Harby with Swinthorpe Victory Hall, High Street, Harby

You can also join any of the meetings digitally, please contact getinvolved@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk  to get the link or for further information.