Resident Involvement

 

Wandsworth Council is committed to resident involvement and has a broad range of participation opportunities in place.

Find out about our activities and how you can get involved: 

Resident Participation and Consultation Strategy

The Council’s Resident Participation and Consultation Strategy sets out the ways residents can get involved with the Housing and Regeneration Department.  It also sets out objectives for the Council to take forward in relation to resident involvement.  If you would like to get more involved with any of the activities mentioned in the Strategy, please contact your Resident Participation Officer.

The Strategy was created with the help of a Residents’ Working Group (RWG).

Read more about our Strategy and the Residents' Working Group.

Resident Participation Structures

Following the RWG we reviewed our resident participation structures incorporating the views of our residents. We have both formal and informal forms of participation to accommodate everyone. 

The Council’s participation structure aims to:

    • Provide a role for everybody, with a focus on putting the residents at the heart of the structure
    • Allow residents to get involved at the level of their choosing by offering a range of engagement opportunities
    • Encourage residents to get involved and maintain involvement

View our structure and read more about it.

Formal Participation

This is how the Council formally consults with its residents and is a key element of the Council’s participation structure. Formal participation enables residents to scrutinise decisions affecting their housing and the Department’s performance.

Informal Participation

This is how residents can get involved in an informal and ad hoc way. The intention is that residents can decide how and to what degree they get involved and for many this will be in the form of one-off events.  These events are very important to the Council as they reach a wider number of residents thus getting a rounded picture of how services are being delivered.

Engaging with Wider Community

The Council is committed to ensuring that all residents have the opportunity to get involved should they wish and engaging the wider resident population. Being able to consider the views of a wide range of residents is important in shaping services that meet a full range of needs.

If you don't live in or lease council owned property there are other ways in which you can get involved in things that are happening in Wandsworth.

Consultation Arrangements

The Housing and Regeneration Department has various consultation arrangements that are separate to its participation structure as they require bespoke approaches to meeting best practice and statutory requirements.

Get more involved

If you would like to get more involved please contact your Resident Participation Officer:

Central area - Jo Baxter

Telephone: 020 8871 8694

Email: jo.baxter@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Eastern area - Lee Bushell

Telephone: 020 8871 8638

Email: lee.bushell@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Western area - Sarah Stevens

Telephone: 020 8871 5505

Email: sarah.stevens@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Southern area - Foday Kamara

Telephone: 020 8871 8639

Email: foday.kamara@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk