Fire Awareness Update

Our thoughts are firmly with all of those affected by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, London.

As your Landlord, PHA would like to assure our customers that we take all Health & Safety matters very seriously and adhere to all current regulations. However with recent events in mind, we are currently reviewing all of our fire testing measures and related risk assessments for our buildings.

We have engaged with The Scottish Fire and Rescue who work closely with us to ensure the safety of all our tenants. Further safety information relating to high rise premises has been updated on their website and can be found at –

www.firescotland.gov.uk/media/332080/multi_storey_fire_safety.pdf

We take this opportunity to remind our customers that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service offer a free Home Fire Safety Visits where firefighters will provide safety advice and guidance on what to do in the event of an emergency.”
To book a free home fire safety visit call 0800 0731 999, text ‘FIRE’ to 80800 or visit www.firescotland.gov.uk where further information on how to stay safe can be found.

Neil Phillips

We are sad to announce that our former Chairman, Neil Phillips, passed away recently.  Neil was a well known local community activist, and a long serving and committed member of the Boards of Partick Works and Partick Housing Association, which he chaired from 2008 to 2010.  Neil’s main interest and professional expertise was in the field of energy efficiency and many of his ideas, aimed at reducing our carbon footprint and residents’ fuel bills, found their way into our new build and rehabilitation projects.

He’ll also be remembered for re-launching the Association’s newsletter, The Partick Times, and for personally researching and writing many of the issues.  Neil was a lively and enthusiastic contributor to every meeting he attended and his no-nonsense brand of Northern English humour will be missed by everyone in the Partick community.

Anniesland Housing Benefit Office Is Closing

 

An alternative, appointment based, face to face service will be available in Anniesland Library located at 833 Crow Road from Monday 27 February 2017.  The service will be appointment based only and will be provided each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10am and 4pm. To secure your appointment please phone 0141 287 5050. Documents and forms can also be hand delivered to a Glasgow City Council mailbox at this address.

In addition, you can make an enquiry about council tax or housing benefit using these options:

Report, Pay or Apply on the Glasgow City Council website www.glasgow.gov.uk

Manage your claim or account online at www.glasgow.gov.uk

Telephone Glasgow City Council on 0141 287 5050

or visit the following location:

City Centre GCC Service Desk, 45 John Street, G1 1JE

Housing Allocation Policy Consultation

Have Your Say

Partick Housing Association would like your views on potential changes to our Housing Allocation Policy. Your feedback is an important part of our decision-making process, so please take a few moments to read the following information before having your say.

How do we allocate housing?

Anyone over the age of 16 years can make an application for housing. The demand for our housing in Partick greatly exceeds the supply. We operate a points system to allocate our properties, where we award points based on an applicant’s circumstances. We then match applicants with a suitable property when it becomes available and make an offer of housing.

What happens next?

The closing date for your feedback is Monday 20 February 2017. If this sounds like something you would be interested in getting involved with please contact Anna Goldthorp, Tenancy Liaison Assistant on 0141 330 1490 or agoldthorp@partickha.org.uk

We will consider responses and comments before finalising changes to our Housing Allocation Policy.