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.
Housing Engagement Board
Our Housing Engagement Board is made up of 10 people:
- 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:
Dave Kelleway | email@example.com
Margaret Wilson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Rolfe | email@example.com
Peter Tye | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Watson | email@example.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.
Minutes of meetings
20 September 2022 [PDF, 0.6MB] (draft)
Housing Performance Panel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Housing performance panel is made up of:
- The Lead member for Housing
- Six tenant representatives, including at least 1 leaseholder
- The Head of Housing, Peter Campbell
North housing area
Tenant representatives - Margaret Wilson & Dave Kelleway
- Bar Hill
- Dry Drayton
- Fen Ditton
- Fen Drayton
- Great Wilbraham
- Little Wilbraham
- Oakington and Westwick
- Orchard Park
- Papworth St Agnes
- Stow Cum Quy
West housing area
Tenant representatives - Les Rolfe & Peter Tye
- Abington Piggotts
- Great and Little Chishill
- Great Eversden
- Guilden Morden
- Little Eversden
- Little Gransden
- Shingay Cum Wendy
- Steeple Morden
East housing area
Tenant representatives - John Taylor & Jim Watson
- Castle Camps
- Great Abington
- Great Shelford
- Little Abington
- Little Shelford
- Shudy Camps
- West Wickham
- West Wratting
- Weston Colville