Healthy Homes Healthy People
The new Flintshire County Council Healthy Homes Healthy People initiative
aims to improve partnership working across many different organisations
including Care and Repair NE Wales , North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and
North Wales Energy Advice, in taking a holistic approach to improve the health,
well-being and safety of residents living in private rented accommodation by
bringing about improvements in their living conditions.
Flintshire County Councils Environmental Health Team have recently been
working in partnership with North Wales Police to target properties in poor
condition in the Connahs Quay area. As part of this initiative two properties,
341 and 343, High Street Connahs Quay, located in a three storey building
which had been poorly converted in to several flats were recently visited.
During the course of the visit it was found that there was a non-working fire
alarm system , defective and dangerous electrics and no fixed heating in
either of the flats. Both the flats were immediately closed following the
visit because of the risk to the safety of the tenants, who have been
temporarily re-housed by the Council . Housing Officers are currently
assisting these tenants to find alternative accommodation.
Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Public Protection said:
People living in private rented accommodation are entitled to expect their
accommodation to be safe, secure and properly heated and the Healthy Homes
Healthy People initiative will help focus the energies of all partners in
targeting those landlords who fail to meet their responsibilities to their
As of 23 November 2015 new legislation in Wales now requires all landlords,
letting and managing agents to register with Rent Smart Wales
www.rentsmart.gov.wales. This new licensing aims to improve the management of
rented property Wales.