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Meeting of the Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 03/03/2003
Repairs and Maintenance



APPENDIX L
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
COMMUNITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – 3RD MARCH 2003



Title:
REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE – DECENT HOMES PROGRAMME
OF WORK FOR 2003/04 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS

[Wards Affected: All Wards]


Note pursuant to Section 100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972

An annexe to this report contains exempt information by virtue of which the public is likely to be excluded during the item to which the report relates as specified in those paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, viz:-



Summary and Purpose

The purpose of this report is to explain the methodology for formulating the programme of programmed and cyclical maintenance work for Housing Revenue Account properties and to seek approval for those programmes identified.



Introduction

1. A report was submitted to the Executive on 4th February this year providing an outline of the detailed work and expenditure proposed over an eight year period to the Council’s Housing Revenue Account properties.

2. To update the current information, a more accurate profile of the work required to achieve the Government’s Decent Homes Targets will be obtained. Proposals for achieving this are being developed. This may then necessitate alterations to the programme of work for future years to ensure we are continually working towards these targets. Subsequent reports will be presented as this information becomes available.


3. Within Annexe 1 the approach adopted in the formulation of the programme for each area of work is identified, together with the period of contract envisaged. The detailed programme of properties with estimated costs is contained in (Exempt) Annexe 2.

4. A variety of sources have been used to help identify the programmes of work. The Stock Condition survey that was undertaken to approximately 15 % of the housing stock approximately three years ago has been interrogated and the properties identified have been included within the relevant categories of work. Local knowledge from within the Maintenance Section has also been used to supplement this list of properties. The properties identified have then been formulated into a programme based on the priority identified when the properties were originally inspected or from local knowledge.

5. The Tenants’ Panel have been consulted on the proposed programme of work.

6. Certain work, because of its nature, is undertaken on a ‘responsive’ type basis. That is, where a problem is identified, the type and extent of the repair to rectify the defect needs to be tailored to the defect. For instance, the work required to rectify a structural defect would be tailored to that defect. This work cannot generally be programmed without generating delay. This work is currently assessed and prioritised according to health and safety urgency.

Recommendation

that this Committee recommends to the Executive that the criteria and detailed programme of work for properties within the Housing Revenue Account, as detailed in Annexe 1 and (Exempt) Annexe 2, be approved.



Background Papers (DoH)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.



CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Mr A Booker Telephone: 01483 523076
E-mail: abooker@waverley.gov.uk











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