Over a few months a few of parishioners have explored the many and serious housing issues in this area. In West and south West Rhyl more intensive: poor accommodation, some neglectful or irresponsible landlords, lack of housing for younger people, etc. These issues have come up in other TCC areas and so we’re preparing a housing charter in dialogue with local politicians.

Towards this a TCC housing forum will take place on Tuesday the 24th November at 4pm, on Zoom. We will have a guest from London joining us, Portia Msimang from Renters’ Rights London. Portia is the person who led the development of the Tower Hamlet’s Private Renters Charter:

https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/housing/Private_housing/Renters_charter/Tower_ Hamlets_Private_Renters_Charter.aspx

She has agreed to speak with us and offer us her insight and suggestions, as we begin to develop our own charter for North East Wales. In order to make the forum flow well and give people a chance to ask questions, etc there will be a pre-meeting next Friday 20th November at 1:30pm. The idea of the pre-meeting is to clarify what we will ask and who will ask each question/say which bit. If you cannot make the pre-meeting, you are still very much welcome to attend the forum, however it may be that depending on how many people attend, we may not have time for everyone to speak. It would help to let Fr Charles know if you hope to attend.