17 February 2012>
The tenants ballot on Caerphilly County Borough Council's proposal to transfer its homes to Castell Mynydd has concluded resulting in a 'no' vote.
In the secret ballot, 66.7% of tenants voted, 65.2% were against and 34.8% in favour of the transfer proposal.
The vote follows the Council's consultation on a proposal for the homes to transfer to the new, not-for-profit, Community Housing Mutual, Castell Mynydd.
Council tenants were asked to use their vote and have their say on the proposal in the ballot which ran from 21st January to 17th February.
Transfer could only go ahead if the majority of tenants who voted in the ballot, voted in favour of the proposal.
The ballot was run by the Electoral Reform Services, an independent and widely respected organisation that runs ballots for trades unions and building societies, for example.
The ballot result means the ownership and management of the homes will stay with Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Tenants will receive further information in the coming months as the Council's plans develop for taking forward the investment to achieve the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.
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