“We are glad we appointed Open Communities to administer our 5 year continuation ballot. From the outset a good working relationship was established and every action required was clear and well managed. The fact that Open Communities undertook a comprehensive door knocking exercise to maximise turnout was excellent as this meant our staff could continue their daily work. Achieving an 88% positive vote in our ballot – from a 50% turnout across our community – was testament to the hard work of everyone involved. A big thank you to all at Open Communities.

Jules Pangbourn – Housing Manager, Springfield Horseshoe , Wolverhampton.

“The team who work for Open Communities have carried out a host of surveys and tests of opinion of social housing tenants, and therefore we had every confidence that they would deliver a successful continuation ballot. Tyey gave us a clear timetable with a choice of models, both fully costed and detailed so we could make an informed decision about what was best for Bushbury Hill . We really valued the door knocking they did near the end of the process, this was targeted at tenants who had not yet voted, encouraging them to use their vote. The whole process was organised, well managed and clear for all involved, resulting in a 65% turnout and 95% in favour of the EMB continuing in management. Thanks Open Communities.”

Karen Williams – Chief Officer, Bushbury Hill , Wolverhampton.

“Blenheim Gardens RMO selected Open Communities to administer our 5 year continuation ballot. They provided us with excellent advice and support during the process. The pre-ballot work was well planned, the ballot period was excellently coordinated and the outcome was better than we expected. The use of such an experienced company satisfied the Council that the ballot was conducted correctly and in accordance with our rules.”

Danny Howcroft – Estate Director, Blenheim Gardens , London borough of Lambeth.