Recent months have seen increasing numbers of stories in the local and national press about ‘county lines’ and ‘cuckooing’. These terms are identified by the National Crime Agency as referring to the activities of drug gangs in the UK’s smaller towns and rural communities. But what exactly do they mean? And how do these issues affect our communities across Herefordshire?
Our innovative Job Club service has expanded into more rural areas across Herefordshire, providing a supportive environment designed to help people back into employment.
Rural Housing Week 2019 tackles the complex issues around Building for rural communities. Here we use our Watling Close development in Canon Pyon as an example of the work Herefordshire Housing do to meet the specific needs of our rural communities while driving up housing supply.
The idyllic village of Canon Pyon sits only 8 miles outside of Hereford city centre, yet the housing issues facing a rural community like this can... Read more
The theme of Rural Housing Week 2019 is Building for rural communities. We’ll be joining in the discussion by sharing case studies and articles around this theme, looking at our work to deliver high quality, affordable housing and improving the communities we live in.
Community engagement is vital for Housing Associations in rural areas, helping us to build developments that respond to local needs. With this in mind, we’ll be exploring our... Read more
Do you have green fingers? Do neighbours stare enviously at your marigolds? If this sounds like you then this is your chance to enter our Customer Involvement Panel’s (CIP) Gardening Competition and win a £25 shopping voucher!
The CIP Gardening Competition is open to all Herefordshire Housing customers. There are 4 prize categories this year:
- Front garden
- Back garden
- Hanging baskets
- Potted plants
And, with a nod to Blue Peter, there... Read more
Together With Tenants is a groundbreaking new initiative from the National Housing Federation that aims to create stronger relationships and clearer communication between social housing landlords and their customers. While we always work hard to ensure that your voice is heard, however, we do understand that we do not always get it right for everyone, all of the time.
Earlier this month our Customer Involvement Panel (CIP) headed to Birmingham... Read more
This Saturday (13th October) our colleagues, along with lots of other members of the community will be supporting the Hereford Community Clean Up Group, and tidying the area, known as the "Hereford Lines".
The group, HCCUG for short, have organised the clean up to take place between The Belmont Road Bridge, and have asked people to get involved. The clean up will involve cutting back overgrown weeds on either side of the footpath, removing graffiti, litter picking and generally giving... Read more
We would like to remind and reassure you that calls from Voluntas are legitimate and that they are contacting you on our behalf. Voluntas is an independent organisation who are professional market researchers.
We have worked with them for some time and they are now working with us across Connexus. They are currently calling our customers in Herefordshire and Shropshire about the following services:
- Moving in
- Anniversary of surveys and information updates
- ... Read more
It's no fun when a neighbour keeps making loud, nuisance or offensive noise.
Herefordshire Housing's Customer Account Managers are here to help with things ranging from your tenancy through to neighbourhood issues like nuisance noise. You can contact them here.
Explaining nuisance noise isn't always that easy though and if your Customer Account manager thinks it'll be useful they might suggest that you download the Noise App.
The Noise App is a simple... Read more
Members of the Connexus Customer Involvement Panels (CIP) have been able to find out more about the latest housing industry trends after attending the annual Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) conference at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.
CIP members, Graham Stockton, June Phillips and Lorraine Teece, joined fellow tenants from across the region at the event which aims to not only showcase the latest technology and developments in the sector, but also provides opportunities for... Read more