After listening to the concerns of residents, Zac Goldsmith MP met with Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) to discuss the issues.

Residents raised a number of issues and worries with Mr Goldsmith at surgeries. A particular focus of the meeting with RHPs chief executive, David Done and customer services director, Robert Dobbs, was anti-social behaviour complaints raised tenants and other residents, neighbouring RHP properties.

The RHP updated Mr Goldsmith on the status of several outstanding cases which he had raised on behalf of his constituents, who are tenants in RHP housing. Mr Goldsmith was able to progress enquiries and discuss issue ranging from household repairs to adjustments and modifications for disabled residents in the constituency.

Mr Goldsmith additionally raised RHP’s processes and involvement in tackling anti-social behaviour. As a social landlord, RHP often work with the local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams at the Police and social services at the Council.

Mr Goldsmith highlighted the importance of all parties involved, particularly when addressing disruptive anti-social behaviour in the constituency, to work closely to target and prevent disruption to residents who are the victims of harassment or other criminal behaviour. RHP discussed their ongoing co-operation with multiple agencies to address the concerns raised by both residents and Mr Goldsmith on their behalf.

Invariably a number of the cases raised involved difficulties which result from complex mental health needs, and Mr Goldsmith offered his assistance with regard to liaising with the Police and other services to ensure that adequate support is in place to protect residents.

Mr Goldsmith said: “It is always extremely useful to see David Done and his colleagues to discuss my constituents’ pressing cases. I always leave with a more comprehensive view of the work which RHP undertakes, and I hope to work together with the RHP further on some of the more complex and ongoing cases. I was alsopleased to hear about their innovative and ambitious plans to provide affordable housing to many of my constituents.”