Tenant working groups

Tenant working groups

Our Housing Engagement Board has 2 representatives from each of our 3 housing areas to help us deliver services that are focused on tenants needs. We have a vacancy in the east area. Please see the Housing Engagement Board dropdown menu below for details on how to apply for the role.

We also have our Housing Performance Panel that reviews the performance of key areas of our service and identifies areas where performance could be improved and suggests improvements that could come out of this.

Other working groups may be set up to look at specific projects that need input from our tenants.

Our Housing Engagement Board is made up of 10 people: Housing Engagement board logo

  • Six elected tenant representatives (one is a leaseholder)
  • Three District Councillors
  • Head of Housing, Peter Campbell

Your current tenant representatives

A tenant representative’s role is very important. They are the voice of tenants and leaseholders living in South Cambridgeshire council homes. Their role is to work with the head of housing and councillors to prioritise budgets, work, resources and policies to deliver a service that focuses on tenants needs.

There are two representatives elected for each housing area (North, East and West). You can see the current tenant representatives for each housing area listed below. 

South Cambridgeshire tenant representatives, as of March 2021:

North

Dave Kelleway | dave.scdc.tenant.rep@gmail.com 

Margaret Wilson | repwilson37@gmail.com 

West 

Les Rolfe | les.rolfe@hotmail.co.uk

Peter Tye | petertye88@outlook.com

East 

Jim Watson | jimwatson54@outlook.com

Vacancy (see below)

We have a vacancy

We are currently looking to co-opt a tenant representative for the east area onto our Housing Engagement Board. If you would like to be considered by the Board, you have until
24 February 2023 to fill in an application form (online version).

Tenants / leaseholders from all 3 areas can apply, however, priority will be given to tenants / leaseholders from the east area.

The following documents need to be reviewed before completing an application form [PDF, 0.3MB] (printable version):

If you have any questions or want to find out more about the role, please contact the Resident Involvement team.

What are the requirements?

You can apply to be considered for co-option onto the Housing Engagement Board as a tenant representative if:

  • You are a tenant or leaseholder of South Cambridgeshire District Council
  • You agree to represent the interests of all tenants / leaseholders
  • You do not work for South Cambridgeshire District Council Housing Service
  • You are not related to a member of staff
  • Your rent and any service charges are paid up to date
  • You agree to follow the Code of Conduct
  • You are aged 18 or over
  • You are not subject to any tenancy issues as set out in Schedule 3 of the Housing Act (1985) and within Schedule 14 of the Localism Act (2011)
  • You do not have a criminal record or charges pending.

Please read the Qualification Criteria to become an Elected Tenant Representative document for further information on the above requirements.

How much work is involved?

As a tenant representative you will attend quarterly Housing Engagement Board meetings (4 a year). Each meeting lasts around 2 hours and are currently being held online using Zoom.

You will spend time preparing for the meetings by reading reports, financial and statistical information, and any other relevant paperwork. The preparation often requires several hours work.

What happens next?

Once you have read the documents and submitted your application we will contact you to confirm your application, discuss the co-option process and answer any questions.

Copies of all application forms will be sent to the current HEB members who will meet to determine the successful candidate.

Co-option documents

Co-option policy [PDF, 0.2MB]

Co-option qualifications criteria [PDF, 94Kb]

Minutes of meetings  

20 September 2022 [PDF, 0.6MB] (draft)

22 June 2022 [PDF, 0.7MB]

24 March 2022 [PDF, 0.9MB]

20 December 2021 [PDF, 0.8MB]

21 September 2021 [PDF, 0.8MB]

23 June 2021 [PDF, 0.7MB]

The Housing Performance Panel work to improve housing services for all tenants and leaseholders by reviewing, assessing and challenging our performance, as well as our contractor’s performance. The panel identifies areas where performance could be improved and suggests improvements that could come out of this. Should you require copies of any of the performance reports referred to in the minutes, please contact resident.involvement@scambs.gov.uk

The Housing performance panel is made up of: Housing performance panel logo

  • The Lead member for Housing
  • Six tenant representatives, including at least 1 leaseholder
  • The Head of Housing, Peter Campbell

Minutes

North housing area

Tenant representatives - Margaret Wilson & Dave Kelleway

  • Bar Hill
  • Boxworth
  • Childerley
  • Conington
  • Cottenham
  • Dry Drayton
  • Elsworth
  • Fen Ditton
  • Fen Drayton
  • Fulbourn
  • Girton
  • Graveley
  • Great Wilbraham
  • Histon
  • Horningsea
  • Impington
  • Knapwell
  • Landbeach
  • Little Wilbraham
  • Lolworth
  • Longstanton
  • Milton
  • Northstowe
  • Oakington and Westwick
  • Orchard Park
  • Over
  • Papworth St Agnes
  • Rampton
  • Stow Cum Quy
  • Swavesey
  • Teversham
  • Waterbeach
  • Willingham

West housing area

Tenant representatives - Les Rolfe & Peter Tye

  • Abington Piggotts
  • Arrington
  • Barrington
  • Barton
  • Bassingbourn
  • Caldecote
  • Cambourne
  • Caxton
  • Comberton
  • Coton
  • Croxton
  • Croydon
  • Eltisley
  • Fowlmere
  • Foxton
  • Gamlingay
  • Grantchester
  • Great and Little Chishill
  • Great Eversden
  • Guilden Morden
  • Hardwick
  • Harlton
  • Harston
  • Haslingfield
  • Hatley
  • Hauxton
  • Heydon
  • Kingston
  • Litlington
  • Little Eversden
  • Little Gransden
  • Longstowe
  • Madingley
  • Melbourn
  • Meldreth
  • Orwell
  • Shingay Cum Wendy
  • Steeple Morden
  • Tadlow
  • Toft
  • Whaddon
  • Wimpole

East housing area 

Tenant representatives - John Taylor & Jim Watson

  • Babraham
  • Balsham
  • Bartlow
  • Carlton
  • Castle Camps
  • Duxford
  • Great Abington
  • Great Shelford
  • Hildersham
  • Hinxton
  • Horseheath
  • Ickleton
  • Linton
  • Little Abington
  • Little Shelford
  • Newton
  • Pampisford
  • Sawston
  • Shudy Camps
  • Stapleford
  • Thriplow
  • West Wickham
  • West Wratting
  • Weston Colville