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Posted on: Thu 27 February, 2020

Connexus, of which Herefordshire Housing is a part, has donated computing equipment worth over £1000 to The Courtyard arts and theatre centre. This comes as The Courtyard, which is a registered charity and receives funding from the Arts Council, announced a £1.5 million ‘Transform the Yard’ improvement project to transform its facilities. 

When Adam Huselbee, Head of ICT at Connexus, saw that the 6 laptops and 2 desktop PCs were no longer fit-for-purpose at the Housing Association, he... Read more

Posted on: Thu 14 November, 2019

Herefordshire Housing Limited (HHL) is considering converting to become a community benefit society. Currently, HHL is a charitable company registered with Companies House. 

A community benefit society is an alternative to a ‘company’ and is a structure specifically designed for organisations whose aim is to improve the communities it operates in, like Herefordshire Housing Ltd. 

We believe that this change will better reflect the activities that we do and help streamline... Read more

Posted on: Tue 30 July, 2019

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?

County... Read more

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

Our innovative Job Club service has expanded into more rural areas across Herefordshire, providing a supportive environment designed to help people back into employment.

Widely reported national statistics put the UK’s unemployment at a 44-year low, but the reality for rural communities presents a more complicated picture. Many fall into cycles... Read more

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

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

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

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

Posted on: Tue 28 May, 2019

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,... Read more

Posted on: Wed 8 May, 2019

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

Posted on: Wed 10 October, 2018

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

Posted on: Mon 1 October, 2018

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

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