21 February 2012>
"Council house tenants in the Caerphilly county borough have given the council a clear vote of confidence and it is encouraging to know that they entrust us with the future improvement of their homes," that was the message from Cllr Lyn Ackerman, CCBC's cabinet member for public services and housing.
Cllr Ackerman was responding to the outcome of the recent housing transfer ballot which resulted in almost two thirds of tenants voting 'No' to the transfer of housing stock from the local authority to a Registered Social Landlord.
In total 8,865 tenants voted (66.7%) with 5,776 (65.2%) voting 'No' to a transfer and 3,080 (34.8%) voting 'Yes'.
"We are delighted with the result and would like to thank tenants for their ongoing support, but we must now look to the future and concentrate our efforts on developing plans to take forward the investment to achieve the Welsh Housing Quality Standard."
There are over 13,000 tenants in almost 11,000 council properties across the Caerphilly county borough and the council needs to make an investment of £808 million over a 30 year period to ensure every home meets the requirements of the housing quality standard.
The council will be providing regular information to tenants as the plans for the future are developed.
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