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Report backs stronger Cheltenham housing partnership

Cheltenham Borough Council's cabinet is to consider an independent recommendation the authority strengthens its partnership with Cheltenham Borough Homes.

The move follows a report by consultants Campbell-Tickell which said the housing managing organisation was "widely perceived... as delivering effectively".

The report said: "Tenants trust and value the services provided and CBH benchmarks highly against its peers."

Councillor Peter Jeffries, cabinet member for housing, said: "Cheltenham has huge ambitions to solidify our town's position as the Cyber Capital of the UK and deliver new businesses and jobs.

"This will be combined with an investment of £180million in new and affordable homes in our borough.

"I am delighted to bring this independent report to cabinet. I agree that strengthening the partnership between CBC and CBH is the best way to achieve our goals and continue to deliver for Cheltenham's communities."

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Subject be agreement by cabinet on January 26, the two bodies will work together to implement recommendations in the report.

CBH interim executive Steve Slater, interim said: "Every CBH colleague is passionate about finding ways to improve our services and help those who need it most and this is reflected in the high performance and satisfaction we receive from our customers.

"The council has a great vision for Cheltenham and we look forward to working with them in a renewed and strengthened partnership and to playing our part in helping them to achieve their priorities."

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