In most schemes there are a number of communal facilities, intended for the use and enjoyment of all tenants. These are all no-smoking areas.


The communal lounge is available for general recreation and organised activities, or just as a place to talk or sit quietly. There is often a social committee within the scheme, and if you are planning any social activities the Housing Scheme Officer will be happy to advise, however they cannot organise events for you.

Guest Room:

Some schemes have a guest room which visitors can use for a small fee. If you would like to book the room, please contact the Housing Scheme Officer for a booking form. You will need to provide some personal details about the guest and full payment for the booking, which is due in advance. It is your responsibility to provide towels for your guests and to make sure the room is left clean when they leave.


All schemes have a communal laundry with washing machines and dryers, which can be used by tenants for a small service charge. When you move in, the Housing Scheme Officer will explain how the machines are used. Please note that the Council cannot accept responsibility for any damage arising from the use of the machines.

Other facilities on some schemes may include - hairdressing room, library, hobbies room or communal flush floor shower.