Housing Team Shortlisted for Excellence Award

Housing Team Shortlisted for Excellence Award

Blackpool Council’s Housing Team Shortlisted for Excellence Award for its work which includes tackling rogue landlords.

Housing Team Shortlisted for Excellence Award

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has selected the team as finalists in its ‘Environmental Housing Hero’ category.

The category recognises an organisation or individual that has benefitted their communities or environment significantly in the area of housing.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 15Hatfields, South Bank, London.

Blackpool Council’s housing enforcement team has inspected over 4,000 properties in the last 12 months resulting in improved living conditions, hazard elimination and reduced anti-social behaviour.

Cllr Christine Wright, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “I am delighted that Blackpool Council’s Housing Enforcement team has been put forward for such a prestigious award which recognises their dedication, hard work and their important role in protecting the community.

“The team has been extremely proactive in delivering a robust inspection and enforcement service targeting rogue landlords, sub-standard accommodation and anti-social behaviour. On a daily basis their important work safeguards so many people in Blackpool.”

The team has received national recognition also for its strong partnership with agencies and organisations including the fire and police service.  In addition team members have engaged with over 2,500 school children and supported the opening of a youth centre which sees over 100 youths attend each week.

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