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Fire Safety Advice

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To help keep your home safe from fire: Fit a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test it weekly. Make sure smoke alarm batteries are changed annually (free service from Scottish Fire and Rescue). Don’t overload plug sockets. Ensure that cigarettes are properly put out. Familiarise yourself with kitchen fire procedures e.g. fires… Read more »

Waverley Housing round off Living Wage Week with visit from Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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As a Living Wage employer since 2015, and being the first registered social landlord in Scotland to become a Living Wage employer, Waverley are fully committed to supporting the Living Wage in Scotland and encourage more employers in the Borders region and beyond to back this important initiative.  It was therefore a pleasure for Waverley to host… Read more »

Rent Setting Work Group Meeting

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A meeting of the Rent Setting Working Group was held on Thursday 26 October 2017 and although there was a poor attendance it did provide an opportunity to discuss various issues regarding how we set our rents. Issues discussed included the use of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Affordability Tool as a means of checking whether… Read more »

Changes to Waverley Board

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At our AGM on Tuesday 26th September 2017 there were a number of changes made to our Board of Directors.  After 5 years Rita Stenhouse stood down as Chair and thanked the Board for their support during her term. Rita, who has enjoyed her time as Chair, will remain on the Board for continuity and is pleased to hand the… Read more »

Vacancy – Chief Executive

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Do you have the drive and enthusiasm required to lead Waverley Housing?  Find further details about the role and how to apply here.

2017 Annual Garden Competition

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Our annual garden competition winner for 2017 is Mr Boal from Kelso who transformed the communal garden area at his block of flats into a vibrant and colourful display of garden plants, hanging baskets and potted plants. Not only can he enjoy his area, but his efforts are welcomed by his fellow neighbours too. Mr Boal… Read more »

Summer 2017 – Estate Walkabouts

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We have recently completed our final Estate Walkabout of summer 2017 having undertaken these in Galashiels, Hawick and Newtown St Boswells. Unfortunately we have had a poor response from residents and tenants joining us on these Walkabouts although at least one of our Walkabouts had to be carried out in typical Scottish summer weather of… Read more »

Waverley Extends Repairs and Maintenance Services

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Waverley Housing can provide a range of repairs and maintenance services to owner occupiers and private tenants. We can carry out a full range of jobs including plumbing, joinery, electrics, plastering, painting, roofing and grounds maintenance.  So whether you want a kitchen fitted or a room painted we can sort it for you. Why use… Read more »

Mission Hall Galashiels Refurbishment

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Last year Halliburton’s Fifth Ward Community Centre in Galashiels, affectionately known as the Mission Hall, received grant funding totaling £14,000 which enabled the hall to be refurbished.  New windows, new toilets, a new kitchen and a new heating system were all installed.  However the monies didn’t stretch far enough to allow for the decoration of… Read more »

How Do You Use Online Services?

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How do you use online services? As part of its Digital Transformation programme to deliver more efficient, effective and responsive services Scottish Borders Council is asking people about the type of services that they access using the internet. A survey is being used to find out what people use the internet for, whether they use… Read more »

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