Thursday, June 13, 2019

Help us celebrate 100 years of social housing

2019 marks 100 years of social housing and West Lancashire Borough Council is asking for help from its tenants to celebrate this anniversary.

The 1919 Housing Act, also known as the Addison Act after its author Dr Christopher Addison, gave Councils responsibility for providing the homes needed by local people.

West Lancashire Borough Council provides homes for nearly 6,000 tenants and we want them to tell us their stories to help us tell the story of Council housing in the area.

Let us know what it was like moving into your Council home. Did you move from another area? What were the first impressions of your new place to live? What are the good things about living in your community?

These are just some of the topics about which we would like to hear from you. The happy tales you tell will feature heavily in our 100th anniversary celebration package. Part of this will include the Council's '100 days for 100 years of social housing' social media campaign which people can see by following @westlancsbc on Twitter and Facebook.

So please get in contact with the Council's communications team by emailing

Councillor Jenny Forshaw, portfolio holder for Housing and Landlord services, said: "Our estates are more than just homes, they are communities brought to life by the people that live there. We are really looking forward to hearing from our tenants and the positive stories they can tell."