Walterton and Elgin Community homes (WECH) is a successful resident controlled housing association in Westminster. It emerged from the struggle of residents against the sale of their homes to private developers. It is now a beacon of how resident control can not only revitalise the physical environment of run down estates but also create sustainable and inclusive communities from the bottom up.
The important lesson that WECH has learned is that the increased participation of residents in determining the delivery of services is essential to the provision of high quality and responsive services. WECH is fully committed to working in an inclusive way to try to respond to the expressed wishes of our residents wherever possible.
We believe that by working in partnership with our residents and other stakeholders in our community we have been able to improve the quality of our homes, the quality of the lives of our residents and have contributed to an improvement in the overall quality of the environment in which are homes exist.
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Good service is our number one priority & we like to thing we are doing a good job serving our residents.
Contact your Police in residence Chieto Dimano. PIR advocates on behalf of residents and addresses their concerns about local crime and anti-social behaviour issues.
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WECH aims to provide the highest possible level of service and encourages feedback.
Financial Statements Newsletters Annual Reports Tenancy Handbook Leaseholder Handbook Complaints Form
|Established||WECH was registered as a Housing Association in April 1991 and received the transfer of stock from Westminster City Council on 6 April 1992.|
WECH has 681 homes (Mar 21)
|Board||The WECH Board consists of 14 members elected from WECH shareholders, over 70% of whom are residents and up to 6 members co-opted for their knowledge and expertise. Details of the current Board can be found in the latest Annual Report.|
|CEO||The CEO is Matt Townsend. He has been in post since July 2020.|
|Turnover||Turnover and other finance details can be found in the latest Annual Report and Audited Accounts in our Resource hub.|
|Development||WECH is carrying out a £17.5 million new build and upgrade scheme on the Elgin Estate.|
If the remaining 70 Walterton houses still belonging to Westminster City Council are transferred to WECH a further £7 million will be spent on their refurbishment.
|Local authority||City of Westminster|