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Colne housing CEO Sara Thakker on taking up challenges to provide housing

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

ASK Colcestrians what is the worst thing about their town and most will say it is the amount of new housing.

Colchester earned the dubious title of the second fastest growing borough in the country with an average of 850 homes being built every year.

But the town's infrastructure - its roads, schools and hospitals - are buckling under the strain of the demands of the booming population.

Ask Sarah Thakkar, the chief executive of the north Essex housing association Colne, the worst thing about Colchester, however, and she will answer differently.

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Topics: Customer Insight


Celebrating 10 years of transforming tenants' lives

Monday 4th of July 2016

July marks 10 years since Teesdale District Council transferred the homes it owned to Teesdale Housing Association.

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Topics: Measuring Value


Aragon providing homes for birds as well as people

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Local housing provider Aragon Housing Association, part of Grand Union Housing Group, has been reinstating nest holes for swifts in the soffits of flats in Winston Crescent, Biggleswade, providing over 30 new homes for a colony of the fast-flying birds who rely solely on buildings in which to nest.

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Topics: Community Engagement


Riverside and it’s Riverside Foundation give former pub a new lease of life!

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

A former pub in the heart of North Bransholme has been given a new lease of life thanks to landlord Riverside and it’s Riverside Foundation.

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Topics: Community Engagement


Aster Group CEO comments on first time buyers ISA report

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

BBC Report showing first-time buyers priced out of the new ISA underlines urgent need to build more homes – and make them affordable, says Aster housing chief

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