Give your views on the future of city housing

Council van on Fargate
Council van on Fargate
Have your say

RESIDENTS out shopping in Sheffield city centre have been asked for their views about the future of council housing.

Sheffield Council’s mobile information vehicle was parked at the top of Fargate, so people could drop in and speak to housing officials.

Tenants will be balloted next month on whether the city’s 42,000 council houses should continue to be managed by Sheffield Homes or revert back to direct council control to save money.

An information booklet is also being delivered to each of Sheffield’s 42,700 council homes in the next few days outlining the new sessions and urging tenants to keep a look out for their ballot paper which will start to be delivered to households towards the end of the month.

It also sets out the key differences between the two options and states that no matter which option is chosen, savings planned to be made in running costs in the future would be put back into frontline council housing services and homes.