Dear Dunstan Houses shareholder,
(For residents who are not shareholders, please read on to the end)
I hope you are all well.
Following on from this year’s AGM, it was decided that we should launch a consultation on how we would like to improve Dunstan Houses. In the initial stages, it is a case of the more ideas the merrier! Perhaps you have an idea for this part of DH, or perhaps there is a service that you think we need. How can we, as shareholders and residents, make our lives better?
This letter will be posted on the Dunstan Dwellers FaceBook group, as well as going on the website blog, and it will be sent round to every shareholder. We, the Board, ask that you post your ideas in the Dunstan Dwellers FaceBook group so that others can see and comment. For those of you who are not members, then perhaps we could ask you to join the group, so as to participate.
If you don’t use the internet, or wish to use the internet, then please feel free to pop a note in your nearest board member’s door, or knock and have a chat. You can also of course email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also, engage people in the courtyard and talk to your neighbours about it!
We would like your thoughts and ideas on improvements of all sorts that could be made to the building and/or its external spaces. At this stage we do not have a budget. However, we did receive a clear steer from the shareholders at the AGM that this is something we should explore together. There were a number of funding options discussed at the meeting that we would need to explore and understand in much more detail.
So, what will this consultation look like?
– We all contribute to the Dunstan Dwellers FaceBook group and post our ideas, or comment on other people’s ideas.
– When we have a number of ideas, we will call a meeting in the courtyard, advertised well in advance, for all to discuss our ideas over a glass of wine or tea. This is likely to be in February 2016.
– At this point we will also solicit from you the way forward that you would like us, the Board, to take.
For residents of Dunstan Houses, we would encourage you to take part fully in the debate of ideas, however the final decision must legally rest with the shareholders. It is out intention that we are as inclusive as possible as we can be within the bounds of the legal requirements of Dunstan Houses Ltd.
Thanks very much. And we look forward to hearing all the great ideas!
With best wishes, and of the season,
The DH Board