Hyde Martlet ‘surprised’ to hear of lack of confidence


HYDE Martlet has told the Observer it is ‘surprised’ to read reports that it needs to restore the faith of residents.

As reported here, representatives from the housing association are due to come to a Chichester District Council meeting on March 10.

Councillors have said the group needs to ‘restore the faith’ of residents and the council leader Heather Caird said it was ‘extremely sad’ the situation with the housing assocation had reached such a level.

Chyrel Brown, director of resident services at Hyde Martlet said: “Lack of confidence in Hyde has not been raised as an issue by Chichester Council and I’m surprised to read this in your newspaper.

“Hyde’s coming appearance at council is something that we proposed last year. We consider this the perfect opportunity to introduce new members of Hyde’s local senior management team and to give councillors an update on services.

“We were due at the December council but unfortunately, because of a full agenda, we were asked to reschedule in the new year and we’re pleased to be able to present to the full council on March 10.

“Our presentation will include details on how we’ve responded to recent repairs challenges and we’ll talk about our planned programme to upgrade properties. We will also share with members, the many ways in which we are supporting residents in response to issues including welfare reform and debt management.”

Read a special report in Thursday’s Observer (February 5) with more details and case studies.

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