Thank you to everyone who all who contributed to our Homes First Pets Policy Survey.
We received 166 on-line responses and 190 individual responses from retirement courts in Lewes district and Eastbourne.
As expected, we knew that there would be a diverse range of views on this issue. Our next steps will be to focus on developing a ‘core pets policy’ relevant to all tenants in retirement and general needs housing with follow-up consultation with residents living in retirement courts.
This policy approach will be considered by Residents Voice (Eastbourne) and TOLD (Lewes) and the Retirement Housing forum before being considered by the Eastbourne Homes Board and Lead Councillors in Eastbourne and Lewes.
We are hoping to launch our new policy in April 2021.