Tenants Vote Overwelmingly for Transfer to Hillcrest Homes
On 21st October, the Co-op received the final ballot results from Civica Election Services on its proposed transfer to Hillcrest.
74.8% of Co-op members voted in the ballot, with 92% voting in favour of the proposed transfer.
The Co-op's Interim Director, Nicola Thom said in response to the ballot result:
"My congratulations to Co-op members for getting out in so many numbers to vote, and vote decisively in favour of the transfer. The outcome has been the result of many months of consultation, community engagement, listening and responding, not only by the team and the Management Committee, but by colleagues within Hillcrest Homes. We look forward now to the first of two Special General Meetings of Co-op members on Monday 9th November to formally endorse the result of the ballot and then subsequently agree to dissolution of the Co-op. The staff team will be working closely with Hillcrest staff on transition arrangements to ensure as smooth a transfer as possible on 1st April 2021."
"Hillcrest Homes are delighted that there was such positive support from tenants at Hunters Hall to join Hillcrest. This will be a great move for both organisations and I look forward, when I can, to engage with tenants at Hunters Hall in person rather than over Zoom. The hard work has only started, but with both organisations committed to a successful transfer on 1st April 2021 - I am in no doubt it will happen."
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