Newman Francis meeting tonight: 7pm at the Ravensbury Meeting Hall
Newman Francis is holding a focus group meeting tonight. This is mainly for leaseholders and freeholders, but all residents are usually welcome so please come along if you would like to.
Newman Francis are employed as our Independent Residents and Tenants Advisor (ITRA), paid for by Circle Housing to act as a buffer between the residents and Circle’s teams. They are supposed to be independent, but Circle does pay directly for their services and we have been told that the information supplied to residents is checked by the Circle Housing Public Relations team. It could be noted that if a company is employed by a very large housing association it could well want repeat work & references and comply with requests relating to the regen consultation made by the housing association; thereby possibly not being independent from certain perspectives.