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Help make a difference to Chester community

9 February 2018
Get involved and make a difference to the Chester community

An opportunity has arisen for a member of the community to join Sanctuary’s Chester and District Committee as an independent member.

The committee monitors the landlord services provided by Sanctuary to its 6,500 homes in and around Chester, ensures that those services are effective and has a say on community priorities and how money is invested in to the local area.

The Committee is made up of three representative groups, two independent members, two local Councillors and seven Sanctuary residents.

Applicants should have an interest in Chester as a place to live and work, housing needs and some commercial awareness, coupled with a real desire to make a positive difference to the Chester community.

Michele Payne, Sanctuary resident involvement manager, said: “The Chester and District Committee is so important and gives local people who are passionate about their communities the opportunity to make a real difference.

“Residents are central to all that we do and we encourage them, with the support of the Independent and Council members of the committee, to work with us in a variety of ways to ensure that their voice is at the forefront of our work and to continually improve our neighbourhoods.”

Committee Members are expected to attend bi-monthly meetings, held at 6pm on Mondays, plus occasional away days. The position is unpaid but expenses and full training are provided.

Anyone interested in joining the Chester and District Committee, or who would like to find out more, should contact Michele Payne, resident involvement manager, on 01244 305537 or michele.payne@sanctuary-housing.co.uk by 7 March 2018.