Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, has recently attended two meetings with the Task and Finish group, set up by the Strategic Housing Partnership, to develop a new student housing strategy that will be ready for early 2018. The Strategic Housing Partnership is a Brighton-based partnership organisation that deals with housing and the last time this kind of group was set up was in 2009 and so there will hopefully be lots of new changes and updates.
The first meeting evaluated the current housing situation for students in Brighton, looking at areas that could be improved upon and the many challenges they face. The second covered the issue of transport and how this might be improved so that students have more options of where they can live across the city. The probable outcome of this will be lobbying of bus and train companies to provide better and more frequent services between Brighton and Falmer.
The third meeting will be about community engagement, looking at the ways in which positive relationships can be established between students and residents in the city.
Sarah had this to say about the meetings and what this might mean for Sussex students:
Being invited to this group is a great opportunity to be involved in something that will influence how various organisations will work on housing for students over the next few years. We know that there are problems with affordability, quality and availability of housing and so I hope this new strategy will mean some progress is made in all of these areas.
Please email Sarah or Aisling, who takes over her post as the new Society & Citizenship Officer as of the 16th of June, on email@example.com for more information regarding housing and watch out for more information about this in the coming months.
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