What is BITMO?

Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO) is a locally based organisation, run by tenants of Belle Isle estate.

BITMO is responsible for managing Leeds City Council’s housing and estate management services in the Belle Isle neighbourhood of Leeds. We work closely with Leeds City Council. BITMO is the largest estate based TMO in the country.

Belle Isle has, for nearly a quarter of a century, been at the forefront of resident led service delivery In Leeds. This began in the late 1980s with Belle Isle North Estate Management Board.

Nearly 15 years later, in 2004, BITMO was founded following the conclusion of the ‘Right to Manage’ process which included an extension of the management area, to encompass the Belle Isle South estate. A successful ballot of all tenants in the management area supported this change.

This estate ballot was repeated in September 2009, 2014 and 2019. On each occasion there was a resounding confirmation that BITMO continued to meet with tenant satisfaction and should continue. In 2019 some 96 percent of those who voted said they wanted BITMO to continue.

In line with BITMO’s management agreement with Leeds City Council this ballot will be repeated every 5 years.

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    What services and activities should there be in BITMOs GATE?

    BITMOs GATE has offered Belle Isle residents help with finding jobs and training, financial advice, health and wellbeing and much more since 2013. Which of these services are relevant to you and people you know, what new services would you like to see brought in and could you play a part in future? You can help us to understand what you, your neighbourhood and Belle Isle needs by completing this survey. The results will be considered by the BITMO Board in November and will be used to help draw up the new GATE programme for 2022.

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