NEWS

November 2017
Dundee City Council has secured £80,000 to involve communities from across the city in infrastructure projects”

A total of 33 organisations from across Scotland were successful in securing Community Choices Funding in 2017/18 to host events and find new ways to encourage participation in financial decision making.

The fund, which targets deprived communities, received 91 applications with 16 successful community organisations and 17 successful councils.

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1 November 2017
Proposed Rent Options for 2018/19
Proposed Rent Increase Options –
3%   Average Weekly Increase £2.13
3.25% Average Weekly Increase £2.31
3.50% Average Weekly Increase £2.48
Welfare Reform – the Universal Credit Full Service is being launched in Dundee for all working age claimants from November 2017.
To mitigate the impact of Welfare Reforms on council tenants the provision for the Hardship Funds has been increased by £200,000 for 2018/19. The aim of the fund is to assist tenants suffering financial hardship in the payment of rent as a result of the Welfare Reform.
Tenant consultation starts for a 2 month period
DFTA will be holding a General Meeting on 28 November to discuss the proposed Rent Increase Options
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20 October 2017
Lord Provost Ian Borthwick MBE held a Civic Reception for
Dundee Federation of Tenants Associations
to celebrate their 30th Anniversary
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October 2017
We are thrilled that we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary this month.
Here’s to the next 30 years !
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Dundee Voluntary Action is currently working in partnership with Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership to see if accessible transport solutions can be created to help people to get out and do what they want to do. It is acknowledged that there is a gap in transport for people who do not drive and are not able to access public transport.
They  are interested mainly in the elderly, disabled, frail and vulnerable in order to reduce isolation for the people who can’t get out. They would like to develop new transport options and so want to know transport wise, What stops you getting out?
This consultation is now live and will close on 30th September. They have hard copies of the consultation postcards and an online survey which can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AccessibleTransport. Responses entitled ‘Your Say’ can also be emailed to dva@dva.scot. They will also be carrying out a number of drop in and door knocking exercises across the city throughout September.
Are you able to help distribute the freepost postcards around your networks? If so, please advise how many of the postcards you will require and they will either arrange to get these to you or they can be collected from Number Ten.
They would also be grateful if you could please share details of this consultation on any social media pages you may have.
Thank you for your assistance with this.
Dundee Voluntary Action
Community Planning & Organisational Development
Number Ten
10 Constitution Road
Dundee
DD1 1LL

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Dundee Federation of Tenants Association are holding stalls at various Gala Days/Events throughout the summer in Dundee.

Come along and join in the fun.

  • First Event – Celebration in the Park, Baxter Park, Dundee – Sunday 13 August – 12 noon to 4pm

 

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Registered Tenant Organisations in Dundee – 4 May 17

We are holding an Introduction to Marketing and Communication Day and would like to invite members of your Group to attend this FREE information day on 30 May 2017.  Good publicity, promotion and marketing is vital to every group – for raising funds, recruiting members, informing people about your work and activities and of course publicity.

Book your place  – Telephone 01382 305718 or email dfta@number10.org

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Dundee Federation of Tenants Associations Newsletter – Your Views Matter Survey – 26 Apr 17

Please help us to find out your views, which are very important to us – complete our Survey and return  – thank you for your time

Survey Text Info

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Council Tax rates to rise in Dundee – Feb 17

Rises in Band A-D capped at 2.5% rise
Band E-H face higher rises than lower value homes due to new rules introduced by the Scottish Government this year
New rates payable from April

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General Meeting – 21 February 2017

The Dundee Energy Efficiency Advice Project is coming along to our General Meeting to let people know about the project and to give advice on fuel tariffs, energy efficiency measures and how to reduce fuel bills. They will also give advice on the new Smart Meters.

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 Rent Consultation – Dec 16

Council Tenants vote to increase their rent after consultation

Tenants in Dundee have backed the second lowest rent increase in the history of Dundee City Council, following an eight week consultation.

A report to the city council’s neighbourhood services committee on Monday (January 23) recommends an increase of 1.25% following tenant feedback.

In addition to maintaining the lowest rent increases on record, Dundee City Council investment in external wall insulation, environmental improvements and new build housing continues to increase.

In November and December last year, local events were set up in community centres, libraries and local offices to discuss the proposed rent increase with tenants and their representative bodies. Material was also available from housing offices and on the council’s website as well as at displays at popular locations across the city.

The consultation took in the views of tenants, encouraging feedback via face to face events, an online survey, email and SMS, the results of which showed 59% of tenants preferred a 1.25% increase and 41% supported an option of 1.5% or 1.75%.

Over 1700 tenants responded – 59% supported the lowest increase

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