Chippenham residents help Sovereign Housing Association spruce up area

This Is Wiltshire: Young residents of Charter Road were out in force to help with the clean-up day, organised by Sovereign Housing Association Young residents of Charter Road were out in force to help with the clean-up day, organised by Sovereign Housing Association

Local residents joined staff from a local housing association to give an estate in Chippenham a much-needed spring clean.

As part of an initiative by Sovereign Housing Association, residents in the Charter Road area armed with rubber gloves, dustpans and brushes and bin bags to tidy up.

And by the end of last Monday, they had removed 30 bags of rubbish and several larger items from the local streets and a nearby playing field.

Also taking part in the event were Green Square, Wiltshire Council, the police, Wiltshire Time Credits, The Rise Trust and Station Hill Baptist Church.

Scott Jacobs-Lange, Sovereign’s community investment coordinator, said: “We recently acquired the properties around Charter Road from another landlord and we wanted to do something that would improve the local area and help to build community spirit.

“The spring clean was a great place for us to start.

"Lots of local people came along and had a chance to get to know each other, as well as showing how much they care about the environment their homes are in. And it was great to see so many younger residents taking part.”

Sovereign Housing Association, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is one of the largest housing associations in the south and south west of England, owning and managing more than 37,500 homes. 

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10:05am Mon 3 Mar 14

Gerrard2912 says...

Maybe while they are at it they can actually invest some time and money in 'sprucing' up their other 'aquired' propeties across wiltshire instead of attempting repair upon repair on things that should really be replaced...........T
hey also have the cheek to turn around and tell me my rent is going up, for the second year in a row! What exactly am I paying the extra for??
Maybe while they are at it they can actually invest some time and money in 'sprucing' up their other 'aquired' propeties across wiltshire instead of attempting repair upon repair on things that should really be replaced...........T hey also have the cheek to turn around and tell me my rent is going up, for the second year in a row! What exactly am I paying the extra for?? Gerrard2912
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3:26pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Moonraker47 says...

And its about time Aster H.A. did some area cleaning up aound some of their estates of course it would be a great help to tidy residents if they enforced the rules printed in their tenants handbook,complain and they wil call inspect and take photos of the offenng areas but NOTHING is ever done about it .l
And its about time Aster H.A. did some area cleaning up aound some of their estates of course it would be a great help to tidy residents if they enforced the rules printed in their tenants handbook,complain and they wil call inspect and take photos of the offenng areas but NOTHING is ever done about it .l Moonraker47
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6:52pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Gerrard2912 says...

Gerrard2912 wrote:
Maybe while they are at it they can actually invest some time and money in 'sprucing' up their other 'aquired' propeties across wiltshire instead of attempting repair upon repair on things that should really be replaced...........T

hey also have the cheek to turn around and tell me my rent is going up, for the second year in a row! What exactly am I paying the extra for??
I meant Sovereign Housing, of course.
[quote][p][bold]Gerrard2912[/bold] wrote: Maybe while they are at it they can actually invest some time and money in 'sprucing' up their other 'aquired' propeties across wiltshire instead of attempting repair upon repair on things that should really be replaced...........T hey also have the cheek to turn around and tell me my rent is going up, for the second year in a row! What exactly am I paying the extra for??[/p][/quote]I meant Sovereign Housing, of course. Gerrard2912
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