Council seeks residents’ views in Allocations Policy Consultation

Bassetlaw District Council is currently consulting on proposed changes to its Choice Based Lettings and Allocations Policy and is reminding tenants and residents to give us their views.

The new policy is designed to improve the way that the Council allocates its housing stock to those in need and reduce the number of empty properties we have. The new policy will also assist in discharging the Council's legal duties and reduce homelessness, alongside reducing the financial burden it currently faces.

The consultation was launched on Monday 16th October and you can have your say, as well as viewing the current policy and proposed changes, by visiting

Jonathan Slater, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estates said; “This is an important consultation as the proposed changes to our policy will directly affect people who are on our housing waiting list, both now and in the future.

“We have already written to current tenants, as well as all of the people who are on our current housing waiting list, inviting them to be part of the consultation, so that we can hear from as many people as possible.”

There is also an opportunity to pop into one of the Council’s drop-in consultation events to discuss any queries you may have with the Housing Team. The next events will take place on:

15th November - 1pm - 3pm - Manton Children's Centre, Worksop

16th November - 1pm - 3pm - Thievesdale Lane Community, Worksop

20th November - 1pm - 3pm - Hallcroft Community Centre, Retford

23rd November - 10am - 12pm - Devonshire Community Centre, Harworth

28th November - 4:30pm - 6:30pm - Westhill Community Centre, Ordsall

Full details of the events are available from the Council’s website:

Paper copies of the consultation form are available by request from the Council’s Customer Services Team. To request a form, please call 01909 533 533, send an email to or alternatively, write to Customer Services, Bassetlaw District Council, Queens Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH.

The Consultation is open until Sunday 17th December 2023 and everyone who completes a questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Love to Shop voucher.

Last Updated on Friday, February 9, 2024