Growing our own – sustainable plants project

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We are now growing our own plants for landscaping upgrades at our housing schemes, thanks to a new polytunnel project. Estate Services Team member John Breame, who has led the project at The Elms in Norwich, explains: We had great success last year growing our own bedding plants, and the polytunnel was a key part &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/growing-our-own-sustainable-plants-project/">Continued</a>

From gin to hand sanitiser!

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Broadland Housing’s emergency repairs and cleaning teams are using hand sanitiser produced by local gin distillery, Black Shuck. So far, the Fakenham-based distillery has supplied 90 litres of hand sanitiser to Broadland. Louise Archer, Executive Property Director, said: We are lucky to have sourced a supply of hand sanitiser through local contacts, which should last &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/from-gin-to-hand-sanitiser/">Continued</a>

Coronavirus – keeping tenants safe

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Michael Newey, our Chief Executive (pictured, bottom right), has been giving &#8216;hands on&#8217; support to our intensive sanitisation programme during the Coronavirus outbreak. Touch points in communal areas of all our sheltered housing schemes are being sanitised daily to protect our most vulnerable tenants. Door handles, light switches, cupboards and banisters are being disinfected every &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/coronavirus-keeping-tenants-safe/">Continued</a>

Protecting tenants most at risk from fire

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We have installed our first ever water mist system in a tenant’s home at our sheltered housing scheme at Samford Court, Worlingham, Norfolk. The new misting system disperses more than 100 litres of water in 10 minutes, enough to completely extinguish a fire in most cases. This gives the tenant valuable time to control or &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/protecting-tenants-most-at-risk-from-fire/">Continued</a>

Patricia Hollis House recognised for social impact

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Patricia Hollis House, part of our exciting new development at Canary Quay, Norwich, has been shortlisted for the 2020 RICS Social Impact Awards. The awards, organised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, recognise the positive and transformational contribution of the built environment to society. With 100% social rent tenants, Patricia Hollis House has had &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/patricia-hollis-house-recognised-for-social-impact/">Continued</a>

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020

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Left to right, from top: former apprentices Chloe Slater, Jack Harvey, Catalina Ruane, Lucy Rose and Laura Baldock During National Apprenticeship Week, 3-7 February, we are celebrating the achievements of our amazing apprentices. A good proportion of our apprentices go on to secure permanent roles at Broadland. James Godfrey, Head of HR Services, explains how &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/celebrating-national-apprenticeship-week-2020/">Continued</a>

Greener transport deal with Norfolk Car Club

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Our new transport partnership with Norfolk Car Club will save money for tenants and reduce our impact on the environment. Norfolk Car Club offers pay-as-you-go use of a fleet of 50 new cars and vans in Norwich (parked in dedicated on-street bays) and 600 vehicles across the UK. Vehicles can be hired for as little &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/greener-transport-deal-with-norfolk-car-club/">Continued</a>

Christmas charity raffle raises £800+

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A big thank you to all our generous staff and suppliers for supporting our 2019 Christmas raffle. We were thrilled to raise over £800 for our staff charity of the year, Norfolk Mind. We are grateful for raffle prizes from suppliers including: Symphony Windows Vaillant DD Health &amp; Safety Supplies Metro Rod Saint-Gobain Building Distribution &hellip; <a href="https://tenantsonline.org/christmas-charity-raffle-raises-800/">Continued</a>