Presentation by Chief Executive, Argyll Community Housing Association
The Committee gave consideration to an annual update presentation for the Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands area by the Chief Executive, Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA). The presentation included details of the investment programme in the area; day-to-day repairs and cyclical maintenance programmes; work being carried out in conjunction with the Warm Homes Fund to install Air Source Heat Pump heating systems; the BEIS – Whole House Retrofit Programme; the Exemplar Estates initiative; improvements to the Duncholgan Travelling Persons Site; new homes being built in the area; pipeline projects; the work of the welfare rights service; plans for the re-opening of offices; a trial hybrid working model for staff; statistics around the re-let of properties since 30th October 2020; the progress of planned work in Dalintober, Campbeltown; ACHA’s 10 10 10 Initiative; and ACHA’s success at the recent Scottish Energy Efficiency Awards.
The Chief Executive, ACHA, advised that the ACHA Community Action Fund was currently undersubscribed and asked Members to get in touch with him if they were aware of any groups who may benefit from this funding.
Following confirmation that this would be Mr McGregor’s last presentation to the Area Committee, the Committee members thanked him for his support over the years and wished him well for the future.
The Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands Area Committee noted the contents of the presentation and information provided.
(Reference: Presentation by Chief Executive, Argyll Community Housing Association, dated 1st December 2021, submitted)