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Red Kite goes live

Tuesday 13 December 2011

The transfer of homes from Wycombe District Council to Red Kite Community Housing officially took place on Monday 12 December.

The historic move was marked in a joint event attended by staff, board members, councillors, tenants and leaseholders on Tuesday 13 December.

The transfer of the 6,700 homes followed a major consultation exercise undertaken by the council which resulted in tenants backing the plan in a ballot.

Cabinet Member for Homes and Housing, Cllr David Carroll reflected: "This is a landmark day - sad in some ways as it is the end of an era in the district but a huge triumph in other ways for the council's vision for the future. We are looking forward to building a long term, successful partnership with Red Kite and wish their Board, staff and tenants and leaseholders every success for the future."

Jennie Ferrigno, Chair of the Board of Red Kite, said: "The hard work starts now. Tenants and leaseholders have placed a great deal of trust in us and we will keep every promise that has been made. Work has already started on the planning of the multi-million programme to repair and improve homes and we are underway in terms of delivering our housing service. These are exciting times for all concerned. As promised, tenants and leaseholders have been at the heart of our development so far and will continue to be so."

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