Last Friday afternoon saw a walkabout on the estate with the alliances new head of housing Ian Young.
Mr Young is one of the new raft of managers following the management restructure that took place over the summer, and is from a more traditional housing background, than the manager that previously held the overview for housing within the council.
It was an interesting opportunity to highlight a variety of issues across the estate, and it will be interesting to see what progress can be made on fixing some of them.
One concern (amongst the many on the theme of the alliance) is that the setup for things in Staffordshire Moorlands for council housing is different with them getting rid of their council housing by way of stock transfer some time ago, along with different services been retained by the council, that in the High Peak setup are under the responsibility of High Peak Community Housing, and I hope that there is little time spent on fixing things that are not broke just so that they better match the setup over the hill.
However not to appear too negative, that more specific housing focus will I hope bring a clearer focus and some possible additional suggestions to work been done within HPCH to improve services.