We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week taking place 15th- 21st September 2014.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.
As you may already know, we are looking to merge with the Jephson Group – a venture which could provide thousands of additional homes.
Together with Jephson, we have now submitted a formal application to the Homes and Communities Agency. If approved, our new group will be effective from January 2015.
We will keep you up to date with any progress, and would like to involve you, our residents in decision making to make sure that we continue to deliver the best service.
To do this we have selected a group of residents from Raglan and the Jephson group to create a Sounding Board.
The purpose of the Sounding Board is to ensure that we meet our tenants’ needs throughout the merger, and the group will help us to decide how to effectively communicate the changes that will be taking place.
We are in the middle of a housing shortage. There is a serious lack of the right homes, built at the right price and in the right location. To solve the crisis more homes need to be built.
The National Housing Federation’s Yes to Homes campaign asks communities to say “yes” to development in areas that need it most.
Visit www.yestohomes.co.uk to find out more.
Construction has started on a new Raglan Housing development of 69 affordable homes in Yapton, West Sussex. The new scheme forms part of a two-year, phased development of 173 homes which are being built by Persimmon Homes.
Pupils from Redbridge Primary School in Southampton are staking a claim in the future of their community after successfully coming up with a poignant street name for Raglan Housing’s new neighbouring development of 31 affordable homes for local people in Studland Road.
Raglan Housing has successfully secured £8.6 million grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) 2015-2018 Affordable Homes Programme.
Partnership plans between Jephson and Raglan housing associations have reached a major milestone this week with the submission of their formal application to the HCA. If approved, the merger will create one of the UK’s most significant social housing providers, with around £160m in turnover and £1.6 billion* in assets.