Tenement Living

A decision was made at the 'Tenement Living' themed CCNP meeting on 26 May 2016 to note the actions that have been identified by the discussion groups, investigate their feasibility and report to the Board at the next Neighbourhood Partnership meeting.

The main actions that were identified through the discussions were:

     Research and produce a 'How to live in a tenement' booklet
     Liaise with the Law Society to provide information about rights & responsibilities at point of sale of a tenement property
     A Stair Aware Campaign, focusing on stair 'health checks'
     Develop an apppoach to tackling trader abuse of domestic bins and flytipping
     Produce a downloadable information notice of useful contacts for residents to put back of stair door

The five discussions which identified these actions are outlined below: 

Open and outdoor space

Our action is:
How to live in a tenement booklet / communal and green space poster on the back of every door

What problem or challenge does your action address?
Lack of community communications and use of green space

How does it solve this problem?
Builds relationships, gives people permission to take ownership of their space, gives information

What would the action involves?
An event/information provision/printed material/social media campaign/an app

How much would this action cost?
£ - very little

Who else would need to be involved?
University/Landlords Org/Council/Resident's Association and Community Councils/Wardens and Green Drying project

Tenement repairs

Our action is:
Liaise with Law Society to provide information at point of sale

What problem or challenge does your action address?
Lack of understanding of rights/responsibilities for repairs

How does it solve this problem?
Provides information at point of sale and signposts information and advice: How to get repairs done, and how to work together (How to build a community)

What would the action involve?
Information provision/printed material

How much would this action cost?
£ - very little

Who else would need to be involved?
Law Society and Conveyancing Committee, and possibly CEC

Know your rights

Our action is:
Information notice on back of stair door

What problem or challenge does your action address?
Info for tenement residents on Council services

How does it solve this problem?
Quick reference guide - phone numbers, website

What would the action involve?
Printed material

How much would this action cost?
?

Who else would need to be involved?
Locality Comms teams

(City wide information event, ESPC Private rental sector, Libraries as focal point for information. Outreach to Sheltered Housing,

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Our action is:
Trader abuse of bins, flytipping and domestic

What problem or challenge does your action address?
Full bins/dumping

How does it solve this problem?
Act as deterrent, people are watching

What would the action involve:
Information provision/printed material/ social media campaign/an app/twitter

How much would this action cost?
£ - very litle

Who else would need to be involved?
Trader groups, residents asscoaitions, wardens

(there are already apps - eg littergram, fix my street CEC just needs to decide which one it wants to encourage people to use.)

  Security and Safety

Our action is:
A Stair Aware Campaign

Involving SFRS, Police Scotland and a CEC Community Safety Officer / Environmental Warden and the local Community Councils in identifying stairs where they would benefit from a stair "health check"

To provide advice and guidance to occupants living within a tenement property in relation to Stair Security and Fire prevention

COST: Printing of leaflets / promotional material / staffing time  - Minimal cost involved