All tenants of Lewes District Council are welcome to attend this year’s free Housing Open Morning.
It will be held at Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road, on Saturday, November 22, from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
There will be presentations on topical housing issues and you will be able to attend two of the following interactive sessions:
• A demonstration on how to do the DIY jobs in your home that you are responsible for, such as painting and decorating, replacing door handles, mending toilet seats etc.
• Find out what you can do to avoid and treat condensation problems and what the council can do to help you keep your home warm and dry. This includes tips on help with fuel costs.
• Have a say on how the council responds when you report a repair. What is an emergency repair? How can the council’s repairs feedback service be improved?
There will be a range of stands for you to visit for advice and information. Amongst others, the council has invited its housing contractors, the police and fire service and Credit Union. Some stands will also have free goodies for you to take away.
Housing staff will also be on hand to answer your questions and to make it a fun and interesting morning.
Free lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.
The council can also provide free transport to the venue, or pay for public transport or mileage costs if you prefer.
To enable parents with young children to come along there will be a free on-site crèche facility (spaces limited), run by qualified nursery workers, for children over the age of two.
Attendees to the whole morning will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will be able to select one room in their home to be re-painted by the council in time for Christmas.
If you cannot make the whole morning, but would like to attend one of the workshops, or would just like to look at the information stands, you are more than welcome to come along, but will need to make your own arrangements for transport.