Our hard-working Gardener/Handyperson, Charlie, has decided to move on to other challenges, and has finished working here at the end of August. He has been with us exactly five years and has carried out his work with great dedication and effort. Lister has recruited a new Gardener/Handyperson, Paul, who has just started and will be […]
Obituary – Jenny Lewis
Lister’s Management Committee was very saddened to hear of the death of Jenny Lewis in late July from cancer. Jenny was a long-standing tenant and for 31 years, a very valued committee member. She was Secretary of the Committee from 1990-95, Chairperson from 1995-2015, and Secretary (again) from 2016-18. She had received a long-service award […]
Successful AGM at Lister
Thirty-two tenant members came to our AGM on 25 June and heard all about the activities of the last 12 months and plans for the future. Our new auditors, Chiene + Tait LLP, a local Edinburgh firm, attended too, and were re-appointed for the coming year. The Financial Statements (accounts) were accepted. For the first […]
New Housing Assistant, Fiona, starts at Lister
Lister is delighted to have recruited a new Housing Assistant, Fiona Dodds, following the retirement of Julie Fleming. Fiona comes with lots of enthusiasm and also experience from previous jobs in a range of housing fields. She is fitting in well and is available to assist with any enquiries at the Lister office.
Strong demand for Lister vacancy
Lister has had its first vacancy advertised on Key-to-choice and there was strong demand to join our city centre community. 442 people bid for the vacancy – a 2 bed top floor flat – by the deadline of Friday 14 June. Despite us joined the choice-based bidding system in April 2018, this is our first […]
The Launch of the ARCHIE Alliance
In late March, the ARCHIE Alliance was launched – at an important working ceremony held at the CEC City Chambers, with a welcome by Councillor Kate Campbell, CEC Housing & Economy Convener. ARCHIE is an alliance of eight independent housing associations and co-ops, based in Edinburgh, and the acronym stands for the Alliance of Registered […]
Transfer points system review
The Management Committee is reviewing the Transfer points system and associated guidance. More information is available on the web-page in ‘For tenants’ entitled ‘Transfer points review’. Any comments please to the Lister office by Monday 22 April.
Allocations policy revised – for consultation
Lister has reviewed its Allocations policy on 29.1.19 due to two main changes: (a) Joining the choice-based Key-to-Choice lettings system on EdIndex; and (b) Adding the elements from the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 legislation. Please see the page under ‘Apply for housing’ for more information and to download the policy.
Info on Tenancy agreement changes
All Lister tenants are being sent information about forthcoming changes to their tenancy agreement arising from the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014. For more details online please go to our webpage – For tenants / Tenancy agreement changes. There are some downloads which are there and also in the Downloads section.
Successful 2018 AGM held
The Co-op’s 42nd AGM was held on Tuesday 26 June and 31 tenant members heard Chairperson, Louise Alexander outline the activities and successes of the year and the challenges ahead. Four members of the Management Committee stood down, as per the Rules, and all four stood for re-election and were re-elected. The brief but important […]