Spent thursday and friday evening leafletting around the Whitton council estate in Ipswich. In preparation for a public drop-in session on the future of council housing in Ipswich on the Saturday. Lots of kids on the estate - much more lively than East Ipswich! THe kids I spoke to were very polite.
Ipswich Borough Council - and also Mid-Suffolk DC - are running Stock Options consultations over the next year. It should be an issue in the council estates. The consultation is about whether the council remains the landlord or the housing stock is transfered to an ALMO (Arms Length Management Company - a housing trust affiliated to the council) or a Social Housing organisation. The aim of the process is to come up with a financial structure and timescale to meet the "Decent Homes" standard for housing. I am very keen to see Decent Homes met because decent people need decent homes.