WWHC/WCRC Disengage from Neighbourhood Planning Process

West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) and Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre (WCRC) have reluctantly withdrawn from The Springhall and Whitlawburn Neighbourhood Planning process due to serious concerns with the manner in which this process is being developed by South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) and it’s agent Heathy n Happy Community Development Trust (HnH).

WWHC, the predominant landlord, and by far the most significant community anchor organisation in the area, was initially excluded (along with WCRC) from participating in the neighbourhood planning process by South Lanarkshire Council/Healthy n Happy.

Latterly, having been invited to 2 meetings in April/May this year, WWHC raised considerable concerns with SLC/HnH about the manner in which the process was being managed and developed.

These concerns centred on ambiguous, unreliable and unfounded information being placed in the public domain and, very concerningly, the exclusion of minority ethnic groups from the consultation.

WWHC requested that SLC/HnH accurately impart clear, unambiguous information to the community and asked SLC/HnH to actively include minority ethnic groups in the consultation process. SLC/HnH consciously refused to agree to either of these requests, leaving WWHC/WCRC with no option but to disengage and disassociate from, what we now consider to be, a fundamentally flawed process

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Office Closed – Public Holiday May 2018

The Co-operative’s offices will be closed on Friday, 25th May and Monday, 28th May. The office will re-open at 9:15 am on Tuesday, 29th May 2018.

If tenants need an emergency repair carried out during this time they should contact our Concierge team on 0141 646 1924 or via their handset.

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Office Closed – Public Holiday Monday, 7th May

The Co-operative’s offices will be closed on Monday, 7th May. The office will re-open at 9:15 am on Tuesday, 8th May.

If tenants need an emergency repair carried out during this time they should contact our Concierge team on 0141 646 1924 or via their handset.

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Newsletter – Spring 2018

Our latest newsletter is available to download.

Picture of the front page of our Spring 2018 Newsletter.

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Heating and Hot Water Charges : Frozen Again

Once again the West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative Management Committee is delighted to announce that charges for all heating and hot water supplied by WWHC will be frozen from 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019. This will be the fifth consecutive year we have been able to freeze prices.

You will note from press and media reports the considerable increase in fuel costs by the majority of the big fuel suppliers, often more than 10%.

WWHC is able to keep charges frozen again by virtue of the fact we are a not-for-profit organisation, we have efficient cost controls and a long term fuel purchase policy in place.

In addition we are delighted to note that due to our fuel source being biomass we are contributing an estimated 1,600 tonnes of carbon savings each year to the environment.

If you have any questions or want further information on your heating system please do not hesitate to contact the office.

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