Residents and housing staff join forces for community clean up

Photo opportunity:
Where: Hambro Place, Fegg Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent.
When: 11.30am, Thursday, 22 September, 2011.

Residents will join forces with Staffordshire Housing Association (SHA) staff to clean up a local play area.

A work party will be at the play area in Hambro Place on Thursday (22 September) to remove graffiti and rubbish and to repaint play equipment.

They will be helped by a seven strong team from national plant hire company Hewden. The company runs a programme which encourages staff to undertake community work.

Marie Mitchell, chair of Fegg Hayes Residents’ Association, said the playground was in need of a clean up to make it attractive to local children.

“”The residents’ association is keen to carry our work to improve the area and is grateful for the support from Staffordshire Housing,” added Marie.

“The housing association works with the residents’ association to make a positive impact on the Fegg Hayes area.”

The work party will be joined by SHA and Hewden board member Susan Shardlow who is keen to get involved.

Emma Roberts, Regeneration Programme Manager at SHA said: “As a community based housing association, we are eager to get involved with projects such as this which give a boost to our local communities.”

For further information contact Sandra Barber on 01782 744533.

Notes to Editors:
Staffordshire Housing Group is a housing association committed to building a better future for local communities. Established in 1984, SHA provide a huge range of tenant services including maintenance, tenancy support, estate management and gardening, as well as essential guidance on income management, money advice and benefits assessments. They are committed to improving live in Staffordshire through regeneration, supported housing, older people’s villages, key worker homes and a rolling programme of home improvements. Their subsidiary company, Blue Mountain Housing Association, also work closely with refugee and local BME communities to provide essential support with healthcare, education, training and employment as well as access to quality housing.