A Red Nose Day Cook Off Workshop is planned for 15th March 2013 in the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre – come along and join in the fun.
A cooking demonstration workshop was held on International Women’s Day in St Columbkille’s Church Hall, Rutherglen, on 5th March 2013 with our in house chef cooking up some tasty healthy and hearty recipes – 400 people attended the event.
The Management Committee has had a very difficult job setting rent charges for 2013/14. On the one hand determined to protect The Co-operative’s assets and services and on the other very aware of the financial hardships facing many tenants/members due to welfare benefit reforms, unemployment, low wages and the general economic downturn.
The Management Committee consulted on a 4.75% rent rise, however following the consultation and on further consideration the Management Committee decided to cut the rent rise proposed in light of hardships tenants are facing and agreed on an inflation plus 0.7% rise.
Full details of your rent charges will be issued to all tenants/members.
The under occupancy charges also known as “bedroom tax” will be taking affect in April 2013 with many tenants being affected.
On Thursday 7th March 2013, West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative along with The See How You Can Benefit project, are holding an information session in the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre between 6pm and 7:30pm. Come along and ask questions about how these changes will affect you and your tenancy.
West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative’s Management Committee have commenced with this years rent consultation with all our tenants and members. We would like to give all the tenant and members the chance to express their views and opinion on this years proposed figures.
Please pass any comments to the appropriate people detailed in the letter by 12 noon Monday 25th February 2013.