Hertsmere Borough Council has assured residents it is happy with the way Ridgehill Housing Association is proposing to deal with its management problems, following a meeting last Friday.

The meeting was called to deal with staff issues which have plagued the association in recent months, and resulted in the departure of its chief executive and board chairman.

The council representatives including housing portfolio-holder Councillor Robert Calcutt and leader Councillor Neil Payne asked Ridgehill bosses what they planned to do, as well as suggesting a possible way forward. Mr Calcutt said details of the plans could not be released until they had been discussed by the council's executive and Ridgehill's board, but added: "We are happy with what is being proposed as a way forward.

"We have come to an understanding with Ridgehill that things are moving ahead correctly and there will be no detriment to our residents."

The way forward for the association is to be discussed by Ridgehill's board when it meets on Saturday, January 26, and future plans are set to include consultation with residents.

The council's meeting was with Ridgehill's housing services director Lily Smith, interim chief executive Julian Ashby and board chair Hattie Llewelyn-Davies.