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Whitestone Chapel, Withington - Development updates
Posted on: Wed 4th September, 2019

The latest updates on our Whitestone Chapel development in Withington.

Posted on: Wed 21st August, 2019

It starting life as a Working Boys’ Home in 1877 and went on to become Herefordshire Council's registry office.

Rural Housing Week - Helping local people into affordable housing
Posted on: Fri 28th June, 2019

The theme of this year’s Rural Housing Week is 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.

Rural Housing Week 2019
Posted on: Fri 28th June, 2019

The National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week (1st – 5th July) shines a spotlight on successful rural developments, reinforcing the message that housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.

Blackfriars Street
Posted on: Wed 6th March, 2019

The Blackfriars scheme will be made up of 31 affordable rent (HomePoint) apartments (22 for over 50s) and 20 for private rent (1 and 2 bedroom).

Posted on: Tue 5th February, 2019

Connexus, the group which looks after Herefordshire Housing, South Shropshire Housing Association and Meres and Mosses Housing Association have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the UK Housing Award

Posted on: Tue 1st May, 2018

The scheme will comprise of one and two-bedroom apartments, all 35 flats will be affordable rent. There will be a total of 26 parking spaces for the 23 two-bedroom and 12 one-bedroom apartments.

Posted on: Wed 18th April, 2018

These prefabs weren't designed to last, the past 30 years have been a compromise between the costs of sustaining the properties vs the costs to redevelop them. The time when we need to consider the latter has come. 

Posted on: Wed 18th April, 2018

The Oval Development represents a major multi-million pound programme of improvement and regeneration across an area that Includes Kilvert Road, Broxash Drive, Belmont Road and Beattie Avenue in Hereford. 

The family of Brummie Stokes cut the ribbon

Brummie Stokes Court opened by family of SAS hero

Posted on: Mon 10th June, 2019

There were cheers, smiles and even a few tears as the family of John ‘Brummie’ Stokes opened the affordable housing development, named after the great man himself. Brummie Stokes Court is situated where The Ship Inn formerly stood, a much-loved but sadly neglected pub on Ross Road, Hereford. A little over two years later and the site has been transformed into an attractive new development comprising 35 one and two-bedroom apartments, all of which are affordable rent.

The Brummie Stokes Court name was chosen by an online competition, with a panel deciding that Brummie’s legacy and strong local connection to the area deserved to be recognised, and Herefordshire Council also agreed. Brummie Stokes was one of the most famous members of the SAS and scaled the heights of Everest three times. He sadly passed away in January 2016, at the age of 70.

Residents will now start to move into Brummie Stokes Court and will be within walking distance of local schools, supermarkets and other amenities. Communal staircases and hallways incorporate the old stained glass windows and wooden beams from The Ship Inn, preserving the building's former life.

Lynn Stokesn MBE, the widow of Brummie Stokes, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Lynn explained:

“Our family’s association with The Ship goes back a long way. It was one of the first stops on Brummie’s way into town in the early 1970s! And so today it was a privilege to open this new development in memory of my darling Brummie.”

The Stokes family were joined at the opening ceremony by Councillor Kevin Tillett, new residents, and Richard Woolley, CEO of Herefordshire Housing, part of Connexus.

Richard Woolley reflected on the transformation:

“We’re very proud of how this development has revitalised the area just South of Hereford city centre, delivering high-quality affordable housing to the local community.”