Bassetlaw: A1 Housing gets RSPCA award

Bernard Coleman, managing director A1 Housing, Peter Exley, Tenancy and Estate Manager, Rover and Alan Chambers, Portfolio Holder for Housing with the RSPCA 'Footprint' Award
Bernard Coleman, managing director A1 Housing, Peter Exley, Tenancy and Estate Manager, Rover and Alan Chambers, Portfolio Holder for Housing with the RSPCA 'Footprint' Award

A1 Housing has received recognition from the RSPCA thanks to its approach to working with tenants who have pets.

The RSPCA’s Community Animal Welfare Footprints scheme celebrates local authorities and housing providers who demonstrate good practice in animal welfare services.

Since 2008 they have awarded gold, silver and bronze footprints for clear and positive pets policies, useful information for tenants, clear enforcement and good partnership working, among other qualities. This year, A1 Housing was awarded with a bronze footprint.

Bernard Coleman, manager director at A1 Housing said: “We are pleased that the RSPCA recognises the good work A1 Housing does in dealing with animal welfare issues. Our housing officers do a lot of unseen work to ensure pets don’t cause a nuisance whilst also recognising the many benefits of pet ownership.”

Coun Alan Chambers, cabinet member for housing, said: “The issue of tenants being pet owners can be a contentious subject, but by being proactive and forward thinking, A1 Housing has developed the tools to ensure that tenants are responsible pet owners.”